19 May 2009 | View all related to economics | Reality Report | simple livingView all related to Jason Bradford
As the economy shrinks so does our consumption. Do we view this as a bad thing or an opportunity? Jim Merkel and Peter Lawrence chose to earn less money and live more simply. We’ll find out how they do it, and how they like it on the Reality Report.
29 Mar 2008
| View all related to cob | green building | humanure | natural | off the grid | Peak Moment Television | simple living | Sustainability
Wanting to live a "reasonable, comfortable life" in tune with nature, Ann and Gord Baird are building a "net zero energy" home on rural Vancouver Island. Their plans: a thick-walled cob house with passive solar heating. Wind and solar panels to provide electricity. Solar thermal hot water for domestic use and radiant heating. Composting toilets to enrich the earth for orchard, gardens and chickens. Rainwater catchment and a well for domestic and irrigation water. Episode 103.