Wood Heat & Hot Water: The story behind our Little Cod

Top of Little Cod

** NOTICE ** At least one aspect of the following post differs from that which we implemented in the end-design and/or the actual construction of our Tiny House. For the most accurate and up-to-date information please refer to our eBook.

I have a neat story to tell about the tiny wood stove we purchased [Read More…]

Maude Delivers!

Water Is A Right

Fresh on the heels of yesterday’s historic decision by the United Nations General Assembly which (finally!) added water and sanitation to their list of basic human rights – thanks in large part to her tireless advocacy – the esteemed Maude Barlow, visited our little town and spoke at an event sponsored by our local Peace and Justice Center, the [Read More…]

Talking Trash Part 2 :: Minimizing Waste

Food Waste Recovery Hierarchy

Our everyday RRR (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) practices & how our consumption and waste compared to others in a local study. [Read More…]

Talking Trash

Total MSW Generation by Material

In February, Kai and I volunteered to participate in a study of local household waste. The study, prompted by a co-worker’s desire to learn more about the local waste cycle and composting, and sponsored by the Chittenden Solid Waste District, required us to take a hard look at our consumption and waste. Throughout the month, we measured what we threw into the trash, what we recycled, and what [Read More…]

Water Storage & Transport Part 1

Image: Simon Howden

While small capacity plastic water bottles and traditional bottle cages might be fine for a short tour or even a mid-distance training ride, what options are there for cyclists concerned about plastics or those planning rides to places where the ability to transport an adequate quantity of potable water on the bike is paramount? In this series of posts we’ll examine different ways [Read More…]

Every Day = Earth Day

Our Environment

It wasn’t the Exxon Valdez captain’s driving that caused the Alaskan oil spill. It was yours. ~Greenpeace advertisement, New York Times, 25 February 1990

A few weeks ago Sheila and I were lucky enough to hear a lecture given by Derrick Jensen at the Ira Allen Chapel on the University of Vermont campus. Mr. Jensen reputably places limits on his travel to speaking engagements, so [Read More…]

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