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A Man Apart


A Man Apart


$28.77


A story of friendship, encouragement, and the quest to design a better worldA Man Apart is the story?part family memoir and part biography?of Peter Forbes and Helen Whybrow?s longtime friendship with Bill Coperthwaite (A Handmade Life), whose unusual life and fierce ideals helped them examine and understand their own. Coperthwaite inspired many by living close to nature and in opposition to contemporary society, and was often compared to Henry David Thoreau. Much like Helen and Scott Nearing, who were his friends and mentors, Coperthwaite led a 55-year-long? experiment in living? on a remote stretch of Maine coast. There he created a homestead of wooden, multistoried yurts, a form of architecture for which he was known around the world. Coperthwaite also embodied a philosophy that he called? democratic living,? which was about empowering all people to have agency over their lives in order to create a better community. The central question of Coperthwaite?s life was, ?How can I live according to what I believe In this intimate and honest account?framed by Coperthwaite?s sudden death and brought alive through the month-long adventure of building with him what would turn out to be his last yurt?Forbes and Whybrow explore the timeless lessons of Coperthwaite?s experiment in intentional living and self-reliance. They also reveal an important story about the power and complexities of mentorship: the opening of one?s life to someone else to learn together, and carrying on in that person?s physical absence. While mourning Coperthwaite?s death and coming to understand the real meaning of his life and how it endures through their own, Forbes and Whybrow craft a story that reveals why it?s important to seek direct experience, to be drawn to beauty and simplicity, to create rather than critique, and to

Sustainable Compromises


Sustainable Compromises


$19.58


Living simply isn?t always simple. When Alan Boye first lived in sustainable housing, he was young, idealistic, and not much susceptible to compromise?until rattlesnakes, black widow spiders, and loneliness drove him out of the utilities-free yurt he?d built in New Mexico. Thirty-five years later, he decided to try again. This time, with an idealism tempered by experience and practical considerations, Boye and his wife constructed an off-the-grid, energy-efficient, straw bale house in Vermont. Sustainable Compromises chronicles these two remarkable attempts to live simply in two disparate American eras. Writing with hard-won authority and humor, Boye takes up the? how-to? practicalities of? building green,? from finances to nuts and bolts to strains on friends and family. With Walden as a historical and philosophical touchstone and his own experience as a practical guide, he also explores the ethical and environmental concerns that have framed such undertakings from Thoreau?s day to our own. A firsthand account of the pleasures and pitfalls of living simply, his book is a deeply informed and engaging reflection on what sustainability really means?in personal, communal, ethical, and environmental terms.

The Map of Enough


The Map of Enough


$18.01


Molly Caro May grew up as part of a nomadic family, one proud of their international sensibilities, a tribe that never settled in one place for very long. Growing up moving from foreign country to foreign country, just like her father and grandfather, she became attached to her identity as a global woman from nowhere. But, with Molly on the verge of turning thirty years old, everything changes. In The Map of Enough, Molly and her fianc? Chris suddenly move to 107 acres in Montana, land her family owns but rarely visits, with the idea of staying for only a year. surrounded by tall grass, deep woods, and the presence of predators, the young couple starts the challenging and often messy process of building a traditional Mongolian yurt from scratch. They finally finish just on the cusp of winter, in a snowstorm with temperatures below zero degrees. For Molly it is her first real home, yet a nomadic one, meant to be disassembled and moved at will. Yurt life exposes the couple to nature, to the elements, to the wildlife all around them. It also feels contrary to the modern world, and this triggers in Molly an exploration of what home means to the emergent generation. In today?s age, have globalization and technology taught us that something better, the next best thing, is always out there? How does any young adult establish roots, and how do we decide what kind of life we want to lead? How much, ever, is enough?

Tiny Houses Wall Calendar by Amber Lotus


Tiny Houses Wall Calendar by Amber Lotus


$14.99


Tiny Houses Wall Calendar: Imagine what it would be like living in only 100 square feet of space. Many people are embracing the simple life by downsizing their homes and possessions for a more mindful lifestyle. This calendar features clever and creative homes that fit the dream of less-is-more and make a big statement about sustainable living. Through innovative designs and human ingenuity, the term tiny houses has evolved to encompass an exciting array of small dwelling types? yurts, cabins, tree houses, and even converted buses and shipping containers, to name a few examples? all with the emphasis of lowering our carbon footprint and embracing a simpler, more planet-friendly way of life.

Do It Yourself 12 Volt Solar Power


Do It Yourself 12 Volt Solar Power


$12.93


If you want to introduce alternative power supplies around the home and garden or even live totally off-grid in your boat, caravan, or yurt and need a practical introduction to solar power and 12-volt supplies, here is an essential guide to the subject. Not only will it save you money, it will show you how to run your lights, laptop, DVDs, and music, and even your tools and household products, from a simple 12-volt system. Be in control of more of your home?s own energy supply, develop a low-impact way of living, and be prepared for power outages in the future! Do It Yourself 12 Volt Solar Power begins with a lesson on how electricity works and the main components of a DIY solar system. The author uses clear diagrams and terms. There is, of course, more technical information as the book progresses, but don’t worry, this no-nonsense guide provides a useful, back-to-basics approach for the layperson. This is a reference book that will help you troubleshoot and get the best value for money from what you can find hidden in the back of the garage. It is also quirky and humorous and shows you how to make a sun-following system using just a bicycle wheel, a pallet, and the motor from a CD player!
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