Dumpster living - not my stead but enjoy!

Start a thread for your 'stead!

Moderator: matt walker

Dumpster living - not my stead but enjoy!

Postby DrewInToledo » Thu Sep 18, 2014 12:32 am

http://www.theatlantic.com/features/arc ... er/379947/

Makes one wonder how much we really need. I know one thin i would need is insulation!
Do vegetarians eat animal crackers or coconut meat?
User avatar
DrewInToledo
 
Posts: 243
Joined: Mon Oct 21, 2013 12:34 pm

Re: Dumpster living - not my stead but enjoy!

Postby mannytheseacow » Fri Sep 19, 2014 9:30 pm

That's awesome, Drew. Thanks for sharing that. I really enjoyed it. I could carry on for hours with my thoughts on that but perhaps that would be better left to discussion over a pint some day.
"Knowledge is power. Arm yourself."
User avatar
mannytheseacow
 
Posts: 941
Joined: Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:40 am

Re: Dumpster living - not my stead but enjoy!

Postby pa_friendly_guy » Sat Sep 20, 2014 1:46 pm

Very interesting article. I admire what he is trying to do, and what he is trying to show the students. We all need to think about what is sustainable in the long run. I thought it was some what interesting that he is planning a 2nd story, and an out building to hold his toilet, shower, cooking etc. As Americans apparently 36 sf is just not enough space for us to be comfortable. We demand a few more amenities like air conditioning down south where it is Hot, or a Heater up North Here where it is cold. But he is showing us that we can live comfortably in less space than I am heating just to watch TV. My carbon foot print as an American is HUGE, I am so ashamed . :cry:
Never doubt that a small group of dedicated people can change the world, indeed it is the only thing that ever has.
User avatar
pa_friendly_guy
 
Posts: 1502
Joined: Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:24 pm
Location: SW Pa They changed me to zone 6a what ever that is. I still figure zone 5


Return to Members' 'steads

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest