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  •  Another site worth checking out, the (4+ / 0-)
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    JayRaye, cotterperson, Don midwest, Renee

    "grand-daddy" (though I'm not sure he'd appreciate that honorific) is Lloyd Kahn. He was involved in the 60's with Whole Earth Catalog, "Shelter" (which you can find on his blog), and last year put out the book "Tiny Homes: Simple Shelter." He's finishing up a book on boat and trailer homes now. Great blog, an inspiring individual. Scroll through to find him skateboarding, which he took up sometime in his sixties.

    "You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty." Mohandas Gandhi

    by cv lurking gf on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 07:08:16 AM PST

    •  Also, another great resource for solar, (4+ / 0-)

      showcasing almost, to complete, self-sufficient small houses is the Solar Decathlon held every two years by the U.S. Department of Energy. These are usually not cheap, but there are great energy, water, space and siting ideas. Googling it will bring up lots of other good sites too.

      "You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty." Mohandas Gandhi

      by cv lurking gf on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 08:06:51 AM PST

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