Christine Rieck

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El Hierro: lost in the Canaries

There are no karaoke bars on El Hierro – and that’s what makes this tiny island so special<p>El Hierro, the smallest of the Canaries, is not the most promising island to sail up to. As the ferry pulls in, the first things you see are two power stations. One is now redundant, the other is a …

15 Gorgeous Unseen Pictures From India By The Photojournalist Behind “Afghan Girl”

The man behind the famous "Afghan Girl" photo has released a new set of pictures of life in India, spanning three decades.<p>Thirty-seven pictures by American photographer Steve McCurry of everyday life in India are to go on display at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York in November, including many …

Japan’s First Female Photojournalist is Still Shooting at the Age of 101

Tsuneko Sasamoto is a renowned Japanese photographer who is considered to be her country’s first female photojournalist, documenting pre- and …

Danger zone

Project info<p>It has now been over a year since the Supertyphoon Haiyan, the most devastating storm in the history of the Phillippines, swept across Tacloban. Though a year has passed, debris still remain.<p>Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest cyclone ever recorded, with an estimate of 4.1 million people …

18 Inspiring Tiny Houses

I’m a giant fan of tiny houses! Of course that might change if I ever lived in one but, then again, it might not. I already live in 1000 square feet …

These homes prove that the ‘tiny house movement’ has become a global phenomenon

In case you hadn’t noticed, tiny homes are the next big thing.<p>1. Keret House<p>Blink and you’ll miss it. That’s because this home, built in the wasted …

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15 Tips to De-Stress Your Day

It’s a little wacky that we live in a world that glamorizes stress. When did it suddenly become okay for us to consistently be running around with frazzled nerves and a to-do list the size of a small book? We have our jobs, our side jobs, our blogs and websites, and it’s easy to understand why …

I lived in Europe for 5 years — these are the places I tell all my friends to visit

But it usually makes for an experience that exposes you to something new and leaves an impression for years after.<p>I was lucky enough to live in Zurich, Switzerland, for five years when I was younger. Because of its central location in Europe, Zurich made it easy to explore the rest of the continent.<p>…

European Travel

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Native Americans: Portraits From a Century Ago

In the early 1900s, Seattle-based photographer Edward S. Curtis embarked on a project of epic scale, to travel the western United States and document the lives of Native Americans still untouched by Western society. Curtis secured funding from J.P. Morgan, and visited more than 80 tribes over the …

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20 Stunning Photos Of Modern Day Gypsies

A horse-drawn caravan and a Facebook account aren't often things we think of as belonging to the same person, but that was before we knew of the modern day gypsy.<p>This particular fraction of the population breaks with the conventions and responsibilities of a stationary life in favor of the open …

Greg's Gypsy Bowtop Caravans

Greg Mort builds <b>gypsy bowtop caravans</b> in Bristol in the United Kingdom and wrote to me about his business. I will turn it over to Greg to tell you …

Tiny House Movement

Wandering Book Artists Gypsy Wagon

Peter and Donna Thomas are book artists from Northern California who have been spending the last year traveling around the U.S. in a handmade gypsy …

Stunning Portraits Of Europe's Modern Nomads

Some have become part of a new breed of nomads in Europe. They travel the countryside without modern transportation, stopping for short amounts of time (usually illegally), before saddling up and moving on.<p>Unrelated to the Roma people, many of these folks have lived in caravans pulled by horses …

Photography

This Tiny House on Wheels Is Nicer than Most Studio Apartments

The tiny house movement might start looking really appealing to city dwellers — one roughly 172-square-foot house recently featured by Reuters looks …

Antoine Bruy photographs off-the-grid European WWOOF farmers in his series, “Scrublands.”

Photographer Antoine Bruy’s ongoing series, “Scrublands,” is part travelogue, part documentary, and part myth. It started in 2010, when Bruy found …

15 Beautiful Off-Grid Homes We’d Like to Live In

The idea of eschewing electricity, running water, and the white picket fence is a terrifying prospect for the average American. Based on the number …

Daughter Creates Off-the-Grid Writer’s Retreat for Her Mother

When professor and nature writer Kathleen Dean Moore decided she needed a studio to write and observe the delicate wetland ecosystem on the banks of the Marys River in Oregon, she enlisted the help of her daughter. An architect by trade, Erin Moore knew just what her mother needed. Using a …

Inspiring Photos Reveal the Lives of People Living in Tiny Off-Grid Vehicles

Do you dream about living a freer life in an off-grid mobile home? Photographer Andrew Waits traveled around the West Coast capturing amazing images …

Uruguayan Surfer-Girl Builds Charming Off-Grid Accommodation Powered by Nature

Uruguayan surfer Victoria Gonzales has built the accommodation of her dreams. Located in a fishing village called Punta del Diablo north of Uruguay, …

Stories of People Who Are Doing it: Living Greener, Off-the-Grid

“Off-the-grid” may conjure images of die-hard survivalists, but the term actually has a spectrum of meaning.<p>“Now more people are starting to understand how quickly we are driving toward the edge of our ecological capacity on the planet,” said Katrina Morgan, principal architect for Fermata …

High Fashion Goes Off the Grid With This 14'-by-14' Cabin

For a pared-down escape from the demanding world of haute couture, fashion stylist <b>Scott Newkirk</b> retreats to this hand-built, technology-free cabin in Yulan, N.Y. Boasting a mere 196 square feet—because that's what micro homes do these days, they boast—the place is downright diminutive, but it seems …

Photographer Documents The Men And Women Who Choose To Live Off The Grid

French photographer Antoine Bruy spent several years hitchhiking around Europe, documenting the lives of men and women who have abandoned the bustle of cities to live, as they say, off the grid.<p>Existing on mountainsides and river valleys left fairly untouched by the greater human population, the …

Innovative Modular Eco Pods Operate Off-Grid in Any Locale

We are completely in love with Sam Booth's playful new tiny homes. The minimalist ECHO eco pods are tidy custom-built modular shelters built with …