Self-sufficiency

14 Fall Vacation Homes We’d Love to Rent for Thanksgiving

Have you ever wanted to get away during the holidays? Whether you’re trying to avoid your family (no judgment) or simply want to celebrate Thanksgiving in a stunning new locale, you’re going to be tempted to finally cash in those airline miles and make it happen when you see these amazing fall …

Hotels

Eskom: CPI related tariff hike will ruin us

Johannesburg - Eskom executives made a final plea on Monday as the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) concluded its hearings on …

Business (South Africa)

West Java key to achieving RI’s food self sufficiency targets

While serving as the largest source of food for Jakarta, West Java has played an important role as one of two Indonesian provinces, along with East …

Simple Living

6 Off-Grid Lessons From Amish Life We All Should Learn

Several years ago we had a week-long power outage in my region. Even though we live in a fairly old-fashioned rural community, panic still set in …

Amish Mennonites

Custom Staircase to Rooftop of Shipping Container Tiny House!

This is a custom staircase that leads you to the rooftop of this shipping container tiny house by Custom Container Living LLC out of Archie, …

Tiny House Movement

Going #offgrid may not be as green as it seems - Science News - ABC News

So you're thinking of going off-grid. Disconnecting. Throwing off the shackles of the big energy providers and going it alone.<p>You'll be power-bill …

Energy

First Australian tiny house auction fetches $56,000 in Ringwood

Brightly coloured winning bidder is congratulated, after scoring the tiny house. Picture: Lawrence Pinder<p>A FAMILY has splashed less than the cost of …

Real Estate

Bright Idea: This Lamp Harvests Its Own Energy From Plants

Now that's green energy. Dutch product designer Ermi van Oers and her team are working on the first atmospheric lamp powered by living plants.<p>The …

Clean Energy

The Best Ways To Get 10 Times More Potatoes

Americans love potatoes, eating about 125 pounds, per person, per year. Although potatoes are easy to grow, many off-gridders on small plots of land …

Gardening

The problem with subsidizing nuclear power and coal - Salon.com

Within the next month, energy watchers expect the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to act on an order from Energy Secretary Rick Perry that would create new pricing rules for certain power plants that can store fuel on site to support grid resilience. This initiative seeks to protect coal-fired …

Energy

BioLite's SolarHome Harnesses The Sun To Power All Of Your Adventure Van's Electronics

BioLite makes some of the absolute best camping and off-grid living solutions available right now. And it doesn’t look like they are slowing down …

Off-grid

Keep the lights on and your phone charged off the grid with the SolarHome 620

Your phone’s dead and the power’s out? No problem! Ideal for vans, campervans, or during power outages in any modern home, BioLite brings you …

Off-grid

Primer: How To Live Out Of Your Car

Let’s face it, we’ve all romanticized about life on the open road. Whether you’re an avid Kerouac reader, traveling surfer searching for the perfect …

Camping

Amtrak on the Path to Self-Sufficiency?

The passenger railway service says it covered nearly 95 percent of its operating costs in 2017.<p>Amtrak<p>Amtrak, the passenger railway service that …

Amtrak

Unlocking An Energy Revolution in Ethiopia With Lessons From the Black Market

“Ninety thousand solar lanterns sold last quarter,” said Mr. Li. He was sharing sales numbers for his solar appliance business in Ethiopia and I …

Addis Ababa

The EcoFlow Tech River: Portable power wherever you need it

The EcoFlow Tech River will change the way you look at portable power.<p>Keeping all your tech charged can be a neverending struggle, which is why …

Gear & Gadgets

Keeping one billion people in the dark costs poor countries dear: study

BONN, Germany (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Governments that fail to use clean, off-grid energy to help get electricity fast to the 1 billion people living without power - mainly in Africa and South Asia - are missing opportunities to improve lives and boost development, energy experts said …

South Asia

Sweden: Off-grid and off-map

Survival instincts? It turns out that unless you have the skills to back them up, they’re largely useless. It’s -11C, a far from perilous temperature …

Off-grid

The brilliant folding M.A.Di Home can be assembled in hours

The M.A.Di Home is an ingenious a-frame home that can be easily assembled in just a few hours. The foldable design, created by Italian architect, …

Off-grid

Off Grid House in Yokohama / abanba

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> It is a house for four people built in Asahi Ward, Yokohama. We planned as "off-grid house" not …

Off-grid

If your former spouse is ‘allergic’ to work, do you still have to pay support?

A persistent irritant for spouses obliged to pay spousal support is the recipient spouse who refuses to work.<p>For the many payors who continue to work …

Canadian News

72 Hours, Starring The Dorians and The Mad Hueys

We gave two teams an extended weekend to make a full-fledged edit. Who did it best?<p>If we gave you 72 hours to create an entertaining surf edit–from …

Surfing

Raneys to the Rescue! Meet the Cast of Discovery's 'Homestead Rescue'

Living off the grid certainly isn't for everyone, but for the cast of Homestead Rescue, it's a way of life. The Raneys may look like your average …

Off-grid

Permaculture Solutions’ Solvent-Free Concentrates

Permaculture Solutions makes ultra-clean, locally made extracts. by Josh JardineI’ve written before about my fondness for solvent-free concentrates, …

Cannabis

Rwanda: U.S.$50 Million Invested in Renewable Energy

Rwanda's energy rollout efforts received a boost yesterday following the operationalisation of $50 million to catalyse private sector's investment in …

Renewable Energy

EDITORIAL: Food security: Balance needed

Past experience shows that food self-sufficiency does not address the core elements of food security.

Agriculture

'30s-inspired aluminum trailer can go off-grid for a week

Meet the original Airstream<p>American outdoor lovers are no stranger to aluminum trailers; the iconic “silver bullet” Airstream trailers can be found everywhere from campsites to hipster vacation rentals. But few are familiar with the Bowlus Road Chief, an aluminum travel trailer first designed and …

Campers

Startup founders are following Bill Gates' example and going off the grid for weeks at a time

• <b>It can be difficult to clear your head when you're surrounded by information and checking notifications.</b>• <b><br>Bill Gates has a tradition of taking two weeks off just for deep reflection every year, a ritual other entrepreneurs have since followed.</b>• <b><br>The point of the time off isn't to relax, it's to figure</b> …

Productivity

How going green saves this Denbighshire family £6,000 a year

David Jones and Jen Hay, of Trefnant, get all their heat and power from renewable sources and drive electric cars

News (Wales)

Boie Toothbrush

Price: $12 | BuyNew York-based Boie makes toothbrushes that help reduce waste. Each brush’s head is replaceable and fully recyclable. The toothbrush …

Off-grid