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Old 12-12-2011, 08:50 PM
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Default One cool architect thinking outside the proverbial box!

If you like intriguing passive solar design and renegade architects the documentary on Youtube called "Garbage Warrior "is very interesting..how to make use of 'trash' in somewhat Dr.Zeusian/New Mexican home design..the process and how it has evolved ..the design and the man and his work crew.My hubby the architect,loved this!
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Living off the grid (and in NM) myself this really fascinated me. I explored the site for hours and picked up some great ideas. Thanks for posting it.

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You're very welcome Lala and good for you! I love New Mexico.It is one of my fave places to visit..the North West especially.Weather certainly can be a challenge for housing design in that area.My hubby is an architect and started out with sustainable passive solar housing design back in the early '70s.Some of his places are still around and even more importantly,so are the concepts!Merry Christmas to you and yours,Deb S.
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I love design, any design from flowers, art, poetry, clothing, makin cookies to creating homes.

The "Garbage Warriors" story of his trials with public licensing officials is fraught with such anxiety, all in the name of protecting the public. All to often we hear such run-ins either with government or big business trying to screw the little guy, from drug company determination to keep us just sick enough to pay premiums, to insurance companies denying coverage, Monsanto and the chemical industry for pesticide poisoning our food supply just for profits.

The Garbage Warrior spoke to the one roadway inspection of $20,000 for a guy to walk the road for an hour in search of arrowheads.

I did hear of a nice young fellow in Alberta, Canada whom has gone off-grid by way of becoming sovereign and has actually won his freedom from government regulation and restriction. So it is possible.

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Wow!! Imagine that! Going off the grid entirely! I would luv that Vaughn! We are in the process of designing a new home for us retired and semi-retired folks ,trying to encorporate,well water,maybe geo-thermal and solar..we can only hope!! My hubby Joe is in daily in contact with the various levels of municipal gov't. to deal with legal issues in design...can be extremely frustrating to say the least!May the design gods be with us! cheers and Happy New Year,Deb
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Today I found a link about a guy in Wisconsin, who grows over 1 million pounds of found a year on just 3 acres. That's probably more than you need I know but talk about WOW!.
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Smile great idea..every bit counts in reframing our thoughts on food production

Wow!!! Thanx Vaughn for sharing this doc. from Youtube.Very inspiring! whether it's a million pounds or not..no matter(was reading comments..my fave thing on You Tube) very innovative and from Wissconsin no less!
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For all the self-sustainers:
I've posted this link before but here it is again.

Located in Utah, they are designing 7 PODS each a unique design in architectural sustainable design, based upon the 7 chakras. Some PODS can comprise up 35 units.

They want to create a model for others to come visit and create their own home or community.

ONE COMMUNITY RANCH

THEIR FACEBOOK LINK

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Now this is very innovative! Combining chakras with architecture! great website and thanx for sharing this Vaughn.
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Why go off the Grid when if u can get your neighbor to cross
Over. Hahahah. Then u sell it back to the system


Alberta has more sun than San deiago and more solar homes
Now. ESP since I thought of it. Hahhah again. No seriously
Their is a construction company now going full tilt using
Non silicone tiles from south Africa. Not sure of details however
Met him at the gas station. Hahahah. Again
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