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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Alternative Living for a Lighter Footprint

I am a very private person so not too many people know how I think or what I think about.  I keep my friends to a close trusted few but even they don't know what thoughts flit through my mind.  The last few years I've really been mulling over the idea of living outside the box.  My boyfriend probably wouldn't agree with me and he doesn't know I've been kicking around the idea of living a different way of life.  I need inspiration.  I want to look outside my window and feel inspired by the scene before me.  I want to live a life of freedom.  I don't want to be restricted by four walls.  I want to minimize my carbon footprint.  There are tons of ideas out there for alternative living/housing.  For example:

1.  Yurt Housing

http://www.squidoo.com/yurthomes

http://articles.sfgate.com/2006-06-02/entertainment/17297169_1_yurt-sonoma-county-structure

http://www.yurts.com/gallery/photo-gallery.aspx

2.  Earth Berm Homes

http://www.earthshelteredhome.com/building-styles.htm

http://greenbuildingelements.com/2008/12/01/hand-build-an-earth-sheltered-house-for-5000/

http://www.lifeunplugged.net/greenbuilding/earth-berm-and-earth-sheltered-home.aspx

3.  Recycled Shipping Containers

http://green.yahoo.com/blog/daily_green_news/8/twelve-amazing-shipping-container-houses.html

http://www.shipping-container-housing.com/shipping-containers-housing.html

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/SmartHome/story?id=6201752&page=1

4.  Earthship

http://www.daycreek.com/dc/html/dc_earthship.htm

http://www.genrefluent.com/earthshi.htm

http://www.cedointercultural.org/earthshiptext.htm

These are just a few of the ways you can live greener with a lighter footprint on our environment and because your dwelling isn't the typical cookie cutter abode your creative juices just might flow indefinitely.  Well, that is my hope, anyways.  So, don't be surprised if you find me living outside the box in one of these alternative homes in the future.

http://kristinwood.suite101.com/alternative-housing-options-a208976

http://www.survival-spot.com/survival-blog/9-unique-alternative-housing-ideas/

http://simplyoptimal.net/dont-think-live-outside-the-box/

http://maryeaudet.hubpages.com/hub/How_to_Minimize_Your_Carbon_Footprint_and_Save_Money