Articles in Inspiration

A Man Uses A Rake On The Beach. Once You Zoom Out And See What He Did, It Will Blow Your Mind.
Andres Amador is no ordinary artist. He neither draws or paints. He doesn't sculpt. Instead of a white canvas, he uses nature, namely the beach. Instead of a brush, he uses a rake. Andres creates artworks that are larger than 100,000 square feet. He spends countless hours on his pieces even though h...
This pallet-based patio proves that even renters can have stylishly-remodeled spaces
HOW OFTEN ARE WE WAITING TO TRULY START LIVING? Yes we are RENTERS, and yes, we sneakily “REMODELED” a tropical island style retreat, with pallets! You see, we do love where we rent, except for ……. the architectural style! So to have our dream style tropical outdoor room, i...
'As Much Trash As Fish In The Sea By 2050' His Artwork Helps Us To Understand
Many people think of beach trash as an unfortunate eyesore. But Barry Rosenthal, who spends much of his time on beaches in gloves and knee-high boots, combing through glass, plastic, and other junk, finds artistic inspiration in what others leave behind.  Rosenthal describes himself as a life...
'Live Like Sido' A Return Visit To The Deep Jungles Of Indonesia
Casper Boermans treks into the jungles of Indonesia to revisit a friend and see if he can manage to live as Sido does.... simply, disconnected, self sustaining for a while. The full documentary...  in process... so now we wait while he lives out a story...... about life......
'Strandbeests' from yellow plastic tubing to amazing sculptures
Theo Jansen, a Dutch artist who makes kinetic sculptures that walk on the beach called Strandbeests. In this video, with footage by the filmmaker Alexander Schlichter, Frazier discusses these wind-powered sculptures and how they fit into the tradition of Dutch landscapes If you’re like many p...
'The Paradox Of Our Time' Is Wisdom That Opens Our Eyes
George Carlin's wife died early in 2008 and George followed her, dying also in July 2008. It is ironic George Carlin - comedian of the 70's and 80's - could write something so very eloquent and so very appropriate. An observation by George Carlin: The paradox of our time in history is that we have...
'Unjobbing' - Or How To Make A Living Without A Job
When my husband and I deserted our cushy life and city jobs five years ago to stitch together a living on our dream homestead in the sticks, we didn’t know there was a term for such outrageous behavior. Ah, but, there is. Coined in 1996 by fellow ship-jumper and author Michael Fogler, “u...
-Richard- A Piano Technician Who Paid Off His Debts By Living... -Outside-
The film Richard is a portrait of wandering piano tuner Richard Roberts while he explores the adventures of living without a fixed address. He classes himself as working homeless – a growing group who sleep rough by night, but then get up in the morning to go to work. Richard sees his lifestyle ch...
10 Ways To Split Firewood - Which One Is Right For You?
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12 Ways Self-Sufficiency Will Make You a Happier Person
Self-sufficiency isn’t always a breeze, but but there are plenty of studies that show working outside, caring for animals and making your own living all have physical, mental & financial benefits that are not afforded to those with your run-of-the-mill, nine to five job. Imagine: You ...
13 Year Old Boy With Revolutionary Solar Formulation
13-year-old boy named Aidan Dwyer has an idea that can vastly improve solar energy technology. His idea is so revolutionary that it might make flat panel solar designs extinct. Aidan discovered a spiral mathematical formula in trees based on the Fibonacci sequence. When he recognized this design in...
15 Year Old Invents Shoes To Charge Your Phone
People walk more than 7000 steps per day.  If we were able to take advantage of all that energy, and turn some of it into electricity, well, why not?    15 year old Philippine boy, Angelo Casimiro is taking power generating techniques to the next level with his cell phone chargin...
16 Year Old Builds Tiny House Beginning A Mortgage Free Life
Austin always thought it would be cool to build a tree house, but once he found out you could build homes on a trailer to make them mobile, he quickly changed his mind. Basing his house on the popular Fencl Tumbleweed Tiny House Model where plans can be purchased.  Austin began constr...
20 Photos Of Nature Winning The Battle Against Civilization
Plants are incredibly resilient, and can grow from the most unlikely places so long as they have a source of sun and water. These man-made objects, buildings, and entire cities are no match for the rapid growth of plant life. Check out these unbelievable photos of nature wining the battle against ci...
29 Impossibly Creative Ways To Completely Transform Your Walls
1. Use colored pencils as wall art.   thedaintysquid.com 2. Make a DIY wood paneled headboard for your bed.   thisoldhouse.com Instructions here. 3. Create amazing string art to add a little colorful inspiration.   honeyandfitz.com C...
30 Photos Of Earth That Remind You Just How Ridiculously Beautiful It Can Be
Amazingly, Ridiculously Beautiful!  And yes, we are the first generation in history to be able to sit here at a desk and enjoy it at a glance.  So enjoy it on screen, then get off your computer, and go enjoy it!  :) Dave Webster  1. Tunnel of Love in Ukraine  2. Tulip...
35 Lies You Probably Believe To Be True
While growing up, family, friends and teachers probably told you tidbits about the world that you accepted as the gospel truth. There’s nothing wrong with that, in fact it is completely normal. But, it seems there are a great many widely accepted “facts” that are actually completely untrue. Th...
41 Camping Hacks That Are Borderline Genius
1. Use foam floor tiles for a softer, more comfortable tent floor.  alittlecampy.com 2. Point a head lamp into a jug of water for an instant lantern. Flickr: listorama 3. Paint the inside of a jar with non-toxic glow-in-the-dark paint for an easy DIY lantern. lindsayandandrew.blogspot.com S...
5 Things I've Learned By Being Homeless For 15 Months
I read a book one time by this guy that seems like a real jerk but I gave it a read anyway because a friend said he wanted me to.  And despite my best efforts, I just couldn't bring myself to hate this guy.  He kept saying stuff that really resonated with me.  The book was called The ...
7 Most Amazing Hot Springs In The World
How many of you like bathing in hot springs? Have you ever been to any of the seven below?  If you get a chance to visit, don't miss out!   1. My favorite – Grand Prismatic SpringThe Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park is the largest hot spring in the United States, a...
9 Amazing “No-Bread” Sandwich Ideas
Many people avoid bread for all kinds of reasons. Some just want less carbs while others need to avoid gluten. Well, here’s the good news– You can have your sandwich and eat it too!      Source:  wisemindhealthybody  Red Bell Pepper Sandwich June 14, 2012 ...
98 of the Best Things in Life That Money Can't Buy
by Michele Bird As the saying goes, the best things in life are free. There are certain things in life where currency has no value, such as friends, family, and good memories. A priceless asset is something no amount of money could ever buy but that is probably valued more than any material item you...
A Big Rocket Mass Heater And A Teepee (8 pages)
Here is a little tour of the tipi at Wheaton Labs. The nifty thing about this tipi is that it has a rocket mass heater inside of it! The rocket mass heater has a dry stone masonry foundation, with several layers of thermal cob. You can see tons of pictures and read all about the tipi here: &...
A Dangerous Place - No Harness -
Mount Huashen - No Harness:  Bridges Of Northern Pakistan:...
A Father's Love: Celebrating Christmas With His Beloved Son (Video)
Inspiring Story of a Father's love for his son. Watching the video really made me cry for this family, but it also made me upset to think of the extents a father had to go to to protect his own sons life against hospital and doctors. I am glad it ended on a happy note.   The Pickering family fr...
A Glimmer That Shines In The Desert: More Than Just Smoke And Mirrors
Lucid Stead, an old homesteader shack in the desert of Joshua Tree California.  It has been fitted with mirrors and effects made to bring out something special in its appeal in conjunction with the terrain.  Watch what beauty it has become:...
A One Man Band And A Battery Cart - Just Wait Until You See Marc Dobson! (2 videos)
Tonight 3/4/16, we ventured out to the Lee County Fairgrounds and are glad we did!  There we met Marc Dobson!   Marc Dobson is the one man band, performing with a cart load of audio gear powered by 260 Amp Hours of battery to keep his sound system wireless and going all day long! On a cust...
A terrific new firewood splitting invention! Wow!
// Post by Sun Gazing. Post by Sun Gazing.     Or there's always the old fashioned way: Other great posts by offgridquest.com   $15.00 Composting Toilet And Waste Sensibility Starting Small In Alaska - Back To Basics Earth Ships And Sustainability - Finall...
Above The Alps: Highline Slackers - Suspended Above It All!
The International Highline Meeting festival seems like one of the chillest festivals we’ve ever heard of, but it also might be one of the most terrifying – attendees spend most of their time strung up on tightropes stretched across the Italian Alps in Monte Piana. The attendees call them...
Adventure Seekers: Walking on the Razor's Edge (Video)
The Iconic Matterhorn, at 14,692 feet is the 10th tallest mountain in the Alps,. More than 500 alpinists have died on the Matterhorn since the first ascent in 1865. Here's Alexander Cowan-Sanluis, Joshua Pennell and Remo Baltermia making their way to the summit. with crazy drops offs at each side. ...
Adventurer Hopes To Hike 500 Miles With 1860 Gear
Ben Jenkins created a GoFundMe account to raise $1,500 for a 500-mile trip. He hopes to hike the 500-mile Colorado Trail from Denver to Durango in the Colorado Rockies in 35 days. The catch is that he will be using only 1860 hiking gear. The project is a sort of living history do...
Amazing Cooperation: Wild Dolphins Help Fishermen Catch Fish (Video)
One month out of the year, wild dolphins in the coastal town of Laguna, Brazil have formed a strong symbiotic bond with fishermen working in the bay. The dolphins herd schools of fish towards the shoreline and then give distinct signals telling the fishermen when to cast nets. via IamBl...
Amazing Natural Tunnels From Around The World
Photo: Shutterstock Tree tunnels are perfect examples of how nature can be shaped over many years by humans and other external influences. When paths and roads are carved into the ground, nearby trees bend outward into the new patch of light to receive more energy for photosynthesis. This process co...
Amazing Off Grid Life Shots By Our Readers And Their Friends
We have such a great group of readers and viewers here at Offgridquest.com and on Facebook's Living off the Grid.  You all continue to share with me and with all of us terrific pictures and ideas.  I can hardly keep up with all that you share, and want to give credit where it's due.  ...
American Idol Inspiring Audition: Cowboy With Soul (Video)
Trent is a Cowboy that auditioned for an opportunity to be a contestant in American Idol's Last Season.  He made quite an impression.   // Soul for DAYS! Posted by American Idol on Thursday, January 7, 2016 via Facebook...
An Astonishing Relationship Between Horses And Their Human (Video)
// Dan James - Ram Invitational Reining Dan James - Ram Invitational Reining National Western Stock Show "Holy Cow!  Nice Ride Mate - WOW!" Posted by EQSportsNet on Sunday, January 10, 2016 Dan James has done it again! Last night at the Ram Invitational Reining National Western Stock Show...
An inspirationl journey of simple living
A trip back home. Frankie and I go on a road trip to do some soul searching in the backwoods of New Hampshire.Living with nature. A life of simple living and self reliance in my road trip with Frankie, as we do a bit of soul searching in the backwoods of NH.   via Youtube...
An Off Grid Girl Visits The City
Well, it really wasn’t technically the city.  But it certainly felt like one to me!  My husband and I took a day and night to visit Eureka Springs, AR for our anniversary.  It’s been ten years and we wanted to make it special.  We walked and hiked the many streets, gawked at ...
An Old Barn... Or So It Once Was...
Here's a bit of renovation cheer to get your weekend started. This beautiful project in Whidbey Island, Washington took an old barn and revamped it into something truly spectacular. Designed and built by the up and coming Seattle firm, Shed Architecture & Design, the barn was magically transform...
Ancient Art Of Stone Is Making The World More Beautiful!
Stone Mason and Artist Andreas Kunert has been making these terrific stone wall designs for years. It has captured everyone who sees it, and now his work has spread throughout the internet with ferver and excitement.  I'm excited to share that he will be releasing prints of his work!   ...
Andres And His Rake Continue Making Magic In the Sand
San Francisco-area based landscape artist Andres Amador creates amazing large-scale sand paintings on beaches using only a rake and some help from volunteers. “My dream is to do my artwork in locations around the world and to bring more people into the creative act with me,” says the art...
Angelina Learns To Ride A Horse - Lesson One
When you've not grown up around horses, they can be a bit intimidating.  But this has been Angelina's dream her whole life.  We've been riding a couple of times, but always riding with Daddy.  She's 9 years old now, and struggles socially with Aspergers.  That said, she's made th...
Are you considering going off the grid completely? If so, here are some tips to keep in mind for maximum success.
Are you considering going off the grid completely? If so, here are some tips to keep in mind for maximum success. For many, going 100% off the grid is a dream come true. Not only that it could save you money, but it also can bring you that incredible feeling of satisfaction, knowing that you are doi...
Artist Sculpts a Tree Within A Tree: So Cool!
Giuseppe Penone is an Italian artist. Penone started working professionally in 1968 in the Garessio forest, near where he was born. He is the younger member of the Italian movement named "Arte Povera", this term has been coined by Germano Celant. “My artwork shows, with the language of sculptu...
At 3:40 In Alaska - "It Was The Coolest Sound I've Ever Heard!
This is a fun day in the life of one Alaskan couple that lead to a little bit of shopping, and along the way a stop by the lake. You can watch your way through, after all, videos of beautiful Alaska are nice, but then at 3:40, something magical happens that you must just see... and then wait until a...
Back To Basics: The Simple Life
Let me tell you a story… Once upon a time there was a couple who was overwhelmed by consumerism and drowning in debt, doomed to a live a life of unsatisfying purchases and surrounded by like-minded people. As Americans, they gladly followed the crowd to fit in, but behind closed doors they d...
Bad Ass Peruvian Grandmother Who’s Standing Up to Big Mining
A Colorado-based gold-mining company wanted to take Maxima Acuña’s land. But the feisty Peruvian grandmother has turned into their fiercest foe. Maxima Acuña is not your typical activist. She stands around 4½ feet tall, and has never set foot inside of a school. She can ...
Baltimore's Solar Powered Water Wheel Collects 50,000 Pounds Of Garbage Daily From The Water
Inhabitat Writes: Trash isn't a pretty sight, but Baltimore's new Water Wheel actually makes collecting garbage look cool and fun. Powered by 30 solar panels and the water current, the Water Wheel Trash Inceptor can remove a whopping 50,000 pounds of trash a day--a rate that the Water...
Bassist For Red Hot Chili Peppers Starts Apiary To Save The Bees
Morgan Freeman isn’t the only celebrity activist investing his time in beekeeping. According to TMZ, Flea, the bassist for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, started his own apiary late 2015 and is already managing over 200,000 insects. The beekeeper posted numerous photos of himself and the bees on h...
Big Ron says 'What are you talkin about, I am off the grid'
"Big Ron" as we called him growing up is a full time school teacher, a full time dad, and he manages to get out to the waves on a regular basis.  Here he is at Santa Barbara makin' waves: He tells me his electric bill for the whole family runs about $30 per month.  He does that by making...
Boy Walked By A Lake And Saw Something Weird. Nobody Saw This Coming. WOW.
Years and years ago a boy walking along the Kurtna Matasjarv Lake in Russia noticed a peculiar mound by the edge of the lake. He mentioned looking at tank tracks that were leading to the lake, but couldn't tell if they came out of it. So for the next two months, he returned to the spot over and...
Bruce McKay Is A Teacher In The Yukon's 1 Room School And After School Wilderness Program
<<<       Bruce is a schoolteacher in the Northernmost school in British Columbia - a single room school.  Here is a link to its blog:          And much of this fun is part of their after school wilderness program:  PAWS - ...
Bruce McKay's Photos of Life In The Yukon Depict a Beautiful Place
So it was one day last year that I posted this cabin on Facebook, and I was looking over the comments.  One came along that caught my attention.  It said "Been There :)"     I thought, so if he's been there, he must do that kind of living or something.  I couldn't help but n...
Building a Life on the Land
This is the story from Mark and Ellen Coleman's solar pioneering days, but we'd love to hear many more stories.  If you would like to share your own story let us know and we'll put it up. In the late ‘80’s (Ronald Reagan was president; the B-52's, Tom Petty and ...
Cabins and Quilts - Both Take Time And Patience And Are Worth Making
The beautiful Imagery of Cabins and Quilts, together reflecting the nostalgia of comfort, beauty, the cabins, decorated by the beauty of the forest wherein they lie.  Enjoy, for I certainly have.                      ...
Caminito del Rey, the world’s most dangerous hike, reopened
Caminito del Rey, the world’s most dangerous hike, reopened March 28th for the first time since it was shut down in 2001. “The King’s little path” is situated near the town of El Churro, Spain, and runs 300 feet above ground and spans four miles, making it a prime attraction ...
Cans of Gold That Couple Found May Have Been Heisted In 1900 From U.S. Mint
A California couple who found a stash of buried gold coins valued at $10 million may not be so lucky after all. The coins may have been stolen from the U.S. Mint in 1900 and thus be the property of the government, according to a published report. The San Francisco Chronicle's website reported t...
Childhood Lessons In Off Grid Life
         Here's a few more fun off the grid toys 12 Dreamy Delights Posted By Fans Of Living Off The Grid "Professor Dumpster" A Texas College Professor Will Live In A Dumpster For A Year 25 Amazing Rustic Natural Bathroom...
China's Most Beautiful Rice Terraces
Rice terraces are hilly or mountainous slopes claimed from nature for cultivation, usually by minority peoples. Some are hundreds (or even thousands) of years old. They make spectacular places for hiking and photography. We have listed, according to popularity, China’s best five rice terraces,...
Comment Time! Post Your Favorite Pictures Below And Tell Us Why
These are some things that others found inspiring, and shared with me recently on the page.  Some I might have spotted and just had to share.  Enjoy the photo tour in an afternoon of Off The Grid holiday R&R.  For those of us who have live animals, I'm sorry, animals don't take ho...
Could You Really Live Off The Grid?
So much of the tiny house movement (be it as it may) revolves around life off the grid. But what does that mean? Does off the grid mean life without grid-tied electricity? Does it mean life without an address? Does it mean life without running water? Consider Nick and Esther who left everything they...
Daily Inspirations
Each of a series of pictures like this helps take my mind off the day, and allows me to think about rest.   The natural stone, planters, and flowers of gorgeous color The old waterwheel tells me of the retired work of long ago - a simply powered building I see a doghouse and a fishing bo...
Dangling Above The Jungle In Style, The Sky Bike In Ecuador Let's You Fly
(video on page 2)  There's no question that seeing the rainforests of South America, with its stunning array of flora and fauna, can be pretty breathtaking. However, what if you could not only see it from the ground up, but from the sky as well (without being stuck in a plane)? Now you can. The...
Daughter Picks A Rose For Her Mom. What She Finds Inside it... Amazing!!!!
On Imgur, user by the handle ‘Cmycherrytree’ posted a photo of a rose picked out by her daughter, Angel. What makes this special though is not the rose itself, but what was inside its petals: a lizard taking a nap! The Carolina, or green anole, as the lizard is known, was photographed ...
Dear Mom, You Are Enough...
Looking for inspiration around the web I found an article that talks about the difficulties mothers face in this day and age. We have seemed to have lost the village. You know that support mechanism, that was there back in the day, when families lived if not together, at least close to each other. ...
Deep In The Desert Lies A Secret Pool...Take A Peek
It’s something you wouldn’t expect to find deep inside the Mojave Desert. Yet, that’s exactly where one swimming pool has been installed — and there’s a legitimate reason why. The eleven-by-five foot “social pool” was placed in Southern California desert by&...
Dirt Is Not Dirty: How Playing In The Dirt Benefits The Immune System
8th March 2015 By Alexandra Du Toit Guest Writer for Wake Up World At present, our culture is overly obsessive about germs, cleanliness, and hygiene. Parents are constantly washing their children’s hands, using antibacterial soap, alcohol tinged wipes or changing them the second they...
DIY Family Project... Use Popsicle Sticks to Build Your Dream Homestead
Do you want to design your homestead Or Off Grid Cabin? Wouldn't it be a fun project to do with your family? Why don't you try building a model of it? You know, something that resembles the idea that has been brewing in your head for a while? All you need is popsicle sticks and some g...
DJ Chill Will: Watch Him Build His Idea: It's A Fuel Free Solar Powered Tool Of The Trade...
This cool project is being Built for DJ Extraordinaire Chill Will Fabricated from scratch Cutting and sanding...   drilling and welding these kinds of skills are absolutely necessary in my opinion for anyone who wants to be able to fabricate cool stuff! But it looks like a lot of...
Do You Really Need A Job?
By Liselotte Roosen One of those things that many people believe, is that they need a job in order to survive. Obviously, they may argue, you need money in order to pay the bills. And bills are an inescapable fact of life. Only if you can gather enough money in your lifetime, can you really be free....
Dreamy Delights Posted By Fans Of Living Off The Grid
Every day, all of you find something amazing out there, and share all that good stuff with me on Facebook.  Thank you for your shares, for your creativity, for finding and seeking out good ideas.  I couldn't do it without you:  Goa Secrets from Facebook shared this relaxing daybed: ...
EARTH-BASED WISDOM: LEARNING THE ORIGINAL IDEA FROM THE LIVING EARTH
I found this article an interesting read, it looks at our modern society and at the traditional peoples we once were. These traditions “are what shaped us and caused us to be what we are now,” writes Jared Diamond in The World Until Yesterday. The modern lifestyle and comforts&...
Earthbag Women’s Centre in Vanuatu Withstands Category 5 Cyclone
I want to begin by sharing this beautiful video posted just this past November of the people of Vanuatu, and a visit to their islands.  It is miraculous to have this footage taken just a short time before one of the strongest cyclones in history hit the islands to utter devastation. This ...
Earthquake Ravaged Nepal Receives A Welcomed Visit From The West (38 images)
A year ago we shared a story about a missions team who went into Nepal, trekked into the heights of the mountains and reached out to visit, to feed, to offer medical assistance, to pray for and with, and to get to know people who live disconnected from mainstream society.   The team return...
Ely's Mill In Gatlinburg Tennessee: A third generation on the edge of The Smoky Mountain Wilderness
Yesterday, we had just gone for a family hike in the Great Smokey Mountain National Park.  It's 1.5 miles from the driving trail loop to the falls, then back.  It's a beautiful hike!  I highly recommend it!  Some passers by told us they saw a baby bear near the first water crossi...
Extreme Mountain Biking: The Places They Go To Do What They Do
Love of nature goes hand and hand with the kinds of adventure that take a person outdoors in the wild.  I have come to discover that most motorcycle riders who go cross country do so because they love the smell of the outdoors, the wind in their face, and they're hearty enough to camp anywhere....
Family Home’s Library Slide Lets Kids Slip Right Into a Good Book
The architects responsible for the Panorama House have made a staircase of epic proportions that acts as a functional centerpiece of the house. The staircase serves as a multifunctional hub, not only providing a way to get from downstairs A to upstairs B, but forming a central element of the house's...
Family Texts Wrong Number With Baby News, Gets Amazing Surprise
“Well I don’t know y’all but me and the boys will be thru to take picture with the baby,” the recipient replied. Wonderful story that shows how strangers can provide the gift of kindness and to think this all happened because of a wrong sent message. Wait until you read the s...
Fanciest Camping Tent Trailer Ever!
Photo Link Courtesy of Goa Secrets When we were young and thin, it was easier to go camping.  As we age and slow, or gain weight in life, the idea of getting up off of the floor loses its appeal.  Just as a young couple can go camping in a tent on the dirt, we old folks begin to us...
Feeding The Birds
Watch this father in Australia as he calls the parrots to come eat and teaches his kids the love of nature...
Fibonacci Tree House In Spain Is Quite Amazing!
Fibonacci Tree House Location: Spain We have called this the Fibonacci Tree House! The organic shape was inspired by the geometry of the “Fibonacci Spiral”. This is a logarithmic spiral often found in nature, for example in the form of a snails shell. This pattern allows the organism to grow w...
Floating Vacation Home In The Middle Of Paradise (video)
If you need to take your mind off of everything else... this is the way to do it.  Live aboard a floating paradise where there really isn't anything else... unless of course it's watersports and fishing.   // Holiday ! ( Amazing ) Posted by Miss Flores on Monday, January 25, 2016 ...
Flower Parade Featuring Floats Inspired by Van Gogh
Vincent Willem van Gogh was a Dutch post-Impressionist painter whose work had far-reaching influence on 20th-century art. Most of us know him as the guy who cut a piece of his ear to give as a gift to his love interest, but even though he died with out a penny to his name and without ever selling a...
Footloose German kid builds an inspiring brick dome home for an orphanage in Kenya
When Torsten Kremser met Mama Dolfine, she had lost her 14- and 27-year-old sons within one year, fallen into deep grief and depression, and then climbed out of hell to build heaven in the form of a new orphanage. After living with "Mama" in Kenya for a week, Kremser was so inspired that he raised ...
For 25 Years He Carved Caves For $12 Per Hour. This Artistic Master Is Now Discovered (Video p3)
For the past 25 years Ra Paulette has been scraping and shaping New Mexico's sandstone into elegant, man-made caves. "Changing the world is a tall order," wrote Ra Paulette on his website. "Art doesn't attempt to force change through direct action but to catalyze it by affecting the emotional basi...
Fresh Mountain Air: When A Hike Makes Your Day Better
Lochlainn goes on a Spring hike and shares some of the scenic footage from the trip.     I selected this particular clip this morning because I saw something special in Lochlainn's temperament from the beginning of the hike to the end.   He began after seeming frustrated that he had...
Furniture That Fits - Just What The Spacesaver Ordered!
When you are a land owner, you make the types of choices about what type of structure you will build.  If you build with cob, you might be considering building beds and shelves into the walls, and furniture is part of the structural plan.  If you know that certain small furniture solutions...
Getting Creative With Rain Gutters To Grow
I've mentioned a few times before that I'm in the roofing business.  We often take down old gutters, and they end up in the scrap yard.  If they're aluminum, they fetch a pretty penny.  But if not, they're pretty much worthless.  I spent $25.00 in gas to take back $7.00 worth of ...
Gigantic Wooden Megaphones Amplify the Sounds of the Forest in Estonia
by Katie Medlock  If you've ever enjoyed a walk in the woods, you've probably noticed the simultaneous “peace and quiet” and subtle busy-ness of Mother Nature. Students in Estonia certainly did - and for an extra dose of awesome, they decided to amplify these natural sounds with th...
Gopro Takes Us To Amazing Places We Could Not Go Before!
It used to take a $400 per hour helicopter rental and a camera rig to get video footage of flight.  Now, for under $100, you can buy a drone with a camera on board!  The footage they take gives us another perspective on our world, and goes where humans can't go to get shots More and m...
Happy Independence Day USA!
We are a part of the greatest nation that ever lived.... the one who found freedom and tamed the wilderness.  We are also a part of one of the greatest transitions in history, where the visions that Americans dreamt and made real... are the aspirations of others around the world. We have facil...
Hard Work And Determination: The Satisfaction of Completion
If the stress of debts keep you working, this is the way to envision your future.  For me, this kind of thought takes stress away.   You can click on picture above to be taken to the listing for the property on right.  They'll make you create an account and log in first.  It's...
Have You Heard This Great Song? It's Called Living Off The Grid!
Written by Glen Gorowsky and performed by Ground Level Fall...
He Heard She Had No Home, So He Took Five Days To Do This For Her
"I know you told me you lived down the street, but I mean where exactly do you sleep?" That's the question Elvis Summers asked his new friend Smokie. Summers and Irene "Smokie" McGhee had struck up a casual friendship as McGhee, 60, stopped by his apartment most mornings to collect recyclables and ...
Here Are 34 Relatively Simple Things That Will Make Your Home Extremely Awesome. I Love #12.
If you want to make your home more efficient (and look better while you're at it), you don't necessarily have to break the bank. Sometimes, the simplest changes can make a world of difference. Take these 34 simple home improvement ideas, for example. You wouldn't think that moving your outlets or ad...
Here Are The 17 Most Magical Houses In The Entire World. I Would Live In #6 Without A Doubt.
Have you ever wanted to live in a hobbit house? What about a fairy tale castle or a gingerbread house. Well these 17 cottages below are just about the closest you could ever come to living in a fairy tale home. In fact they might as well have been taken directly off the pages of a The Brother...
Hiking The Pacific Trail, 2660 Miles And He Videos One Second Per Day; This Is The Result
The advances in modern camera technology have created recent change like no other.  When combined with social media to spread everywhere, it's amazing how visually we can all share in the experiences of one individual.   This video shows the entirety of a Pacific Crest Trail thru-hike from...
Homeless Woman And Her Dog Stop Burglary, Are Rewarded With Thousands Of Dollars For New Home
After a homeless woman confronted a burglar and confiscated his loot, she returned the valuable items to the store which was robbed. The employees were so impressed, they started a campaign to help buy her a home and have already raised over $14,000! It was 3 AM when Lottie Pauling-Chamberlain and ...
Hook On And Hang On If You're Going To Cross On Foot! - The Tibetan Bridge In Italy Will Rock Your World!!
The Tibetan Bridge in Italy is not for the feint of heart or of heights!  But you can hook on to the safety line, and traverse the fantastic views without fear of falling.  Well you might have the fear, but you should be safe from falling!  Enjoy the pages and collection of photos and...
Horse Powered - An Invention Created Originally To Power A Washing Machine
At this Amish Convention, there's a horse in the background... hmmm.. what do they have him doing?   Up a little closer, it seems he's walking on a treadmill.  What is this?  Exercise?   Somebody creative figured out that if you can get the treadmill turning, you can power a pto...

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17 Ways To Make Money While Living Off Grid
While living off the grid the question to "How will I earn a living" always comes to mind. This article will show you and give an answer that question on "how you can make money while living off grid?" This list is designed to give you some ideas and inspire some creative thinking on ways to make a ...
21 Amazing She-Sheds: A Woman's Answer To The Man Cave
#1  A Sweet Shop Good Enough To Eat! Belinda Brown, 43, lives with husband Andrew, 47, and their two children in Epsom, Surrey, where she runs a business from home. When we moved into our house ten years ago, the shed at the end of the garden was rather ramshackle. I had always wanted to t...
9 Natural Ways To Keep The Spiders Out Of Your Home
The very thought of seeing a spider on my carpet, or climbing up my wall, or lurking in my bath tub sends shivers down my spine. It’s fair to say I don’t like spiders – but I know they can be very beneficial so I don’t want to kill them! Which is why this article is so great. It reveals nin...
A 6,000 Year Old Tree, And You Can Come On Inside For A Treat!
The baobab tree, otherwise known as an adansonia, is a large species of tree that is native to parts of Africa and the surrounding areas. The Sunland Baobab is one of the most famous baobab trees (and there is something awesome hiding inside of it). It’s located in South Africa in the Limpopo ...
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