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There are lots of ways to green your home - whether it be your family home, your business home, or your organizational home. The more time you spend in your home, the more likely you are to want it to be aligned with your philosophy of living. If you want our life to be greener, then you want your home to be greener. Here are some tools we have collected, written, designed and made... to help you get there!
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Greening the design of a new home:
Teaches you how the people who came before, in the place you live, read their environment and built their homes to respond to it, without the need for mechanical systems. Follow the link to find your zone and ways of working with nature in design.
A Kins Domain is a self-supporting, self-sustaining microfarm, situated on 2.5 acres, or 1 hectare, of land. That's all it takes to design and build a space built for you, by you... that you can live, work, and create within. It has a living fence of berry bushes which serves as sustenance, dissuasion from crossing, provides habitat for birds, AND provides a means of supporting yourself. It has orchards, and gardens, and a pond. It has space for wildlife to come in an interact with you and your family. It feels like home, and is a perfect place to educate your kids, and interact with your community. And its about you. Finding the space within you to be the person you really want to be, and manifesting a physical space without you to allow that to unfold naturally. Kins Domains are different in every location, as they respond to their environment and the way that the sun and wind and rain and earth interact. Available for FREE here by chapter!
Making the home you have Greener:
Make the most of nature in heating and cooling your home...
A few minor inexpensive changes can make a BIG difference in how green you are, and how great you feel!
learning from the past:
The architect Palladio lived during the 16th century and was very active designing and building villas in the Veneto region of Italy, which includes the beautiful Italian towns of Venice and Vicenza. He used Vitruvius as a model, among others, and went on to write his own treatise on architecture, and his Four Books of Architecture today is considered a Bible of sorts for historic architects. He offers great guidance for building a home. Follow the link above to see what he had to say.
The concept of a self-supporting farm is not a new idea at all. The concept of a agricultural Villa has been around for thousands of years, though once it was reserved for only the richest families. The Ten Books of Architecture was written in the first century BC by the Roman writer known as Vitruvius, whose real name was Marcus Vitruvius Pollio. Follow the link above to see what he had to say.