Caring Economics, people power movement, rebuilding community, Sustainable Shelters

Disaster debris becomes giant Lego blocks to build new homes – CSMonitor.com

These engineers put there heads together and came up with an excellent solution to the most common long term disaster recovery challenges: debris removal and affordable replacement housing.   This 2 container factory, chews up debris and spits out concrete lego blocks to build with.    win win win.

Support them, they are crowdfunding for a demo town in Haiti……

 

Disaster debris becomes giant Lego blocks to build new homes – CSMonitor.com.

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Caring Economics, For Love of ..............., Inspirational culture!!!

Who Knew??? Fairy worlds fun and life affirming.

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Children and fantasy in the world, not on a digital box. Take the time to play!!!!

I guess I missed the miniature fairy world entry into our creative, living world.    It is such a fascinating world of playfulness, imagination, infinite possibilities and beauty, that it inspired me and brought added joy to my Saturday morning.   So, I have done a little sneaking and snipping around the megamind and gathered images which inspired me to find an old tub and begin a fairy garden for our little family oasis.   Hopefully you will be inspired too.   It is good and healthful to let go of ‘the meaningful and serious’ and be playful, dig into your imagination which, if you are like most adults (non-artists), in many ways is lacking in exercise and experiencing playful creation neural challenges.   Go ahead build your mini-magical garden world.   It is easy.   It is fun.   Alone or with your children, grandchildren or __?____ , I bet you will be glad you did .   What a sweet way to express love of innocence, play and hope.

You can use stuff and plants you have on hand, or salvage from your favorite flea market or neighbors garden (ask permission of course), or buy materials and accessories for your little world.   I was amazed at how many really sweet miniature garden accessories there are available on line and reasonably priced IMO.   But, as a lifelong reuser of stuff, personally giving new life to ‘trash’ is more challenging and fun, but time consuming, so, it’s your choice.   No rules, no right way or wrong way, anything goes in miniature garden land.

Here is a collection of images of miniature gardens, mostly for fairies, I hope they are amusing and encourage you to create a mini magic world to include in your ‘place’……..    I am grateful for all those who shared photos on pinterest, wiki, etc. to inspire others.

 

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My personal favorite from Shirley Boley, Rainforest faries.

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Farm garden from Funky Junk Interiors

 

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Childcare Fairy Village Garden

 

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Mini tools for sale at Amazon

 

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Felted wool and tree limbs

 

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Fairy camp out

 

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Beach Fairies

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Can’t split it? Make a fairy world.

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Carved tree stump!!!!!

 

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repurposed crib

 

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Salvage plus

 

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Children love imaginary worlds brought to life.

 

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Interactive

 

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Repurposed tree stump

 

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Mini tire swing over ‘pond’.

 

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Fairy Village complex

 

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Zen miniature garden

 

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Hobbit cave @ Amazon

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Stone house @ amazon

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twig and twine door

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Photo ensemble from ? China?

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available @ amazon

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Contest winner at magic onions.com

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Welcome!!!!

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Contest winner @ magic onions.com

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A little gourd house.

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Twig and pinecone entryway.

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Color play, sweet.

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available @ amazon

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Victorian birdhouse fantasy.

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Shared from edenmakersblog.com

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Girl power of delight!!!

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shared from edenmakersblog.com

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Love this village scene from magic onions.com

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From magic onions fairy garden contest.

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Right height for young close up viewing.

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Research and development department!!!

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Linda Gladman’s fairy tree house fantasy garden.

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Salvage to joyful expression!!!

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Shared from edenmakersblog.com

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This is Too Cute!!!!!

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Love this!!!

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Welcome to my party!!!

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Simple and sweet.

Have fun creating your own imaginary world of play and lightness of being!!!!!!!

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Farming for Life, Food for Life

Underground Greenhouses And All-Year Growing

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Grow more, grow smart.

 

Building an underground greenhouse is an asset for any family or community who are interested in growing their own food.   This is a good basic article on the concept.   You could make this out of many recycled materials from windows and salvage lumber to earthrammed tires or even plastic bottles in mortar or cob mix.   Interested in being more resilient and self sufficient?   Follow this link……

Underground Greenhouses And All-Year Growing.

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21st Century Building, 21st Century Transportation, 21st Century Urban Possibilities, Caring Economics, Highest Good Economics, Innovative Transportation Solutions, Inspirational culture!!!, Resources for Positive Change Agents

Community Rail Partnerships, local activism meets antiquated infrastructure

I am thrilled to find this innovative and community oriented railway reuse and rethink association.   I believe that great rail transportation that is affordable and accessible to most communities is part of the structural evolution which needs to occur for more resilient and sustainable communities.   Do you have under utilized or abandoned rail assets in your community?   Review what this group is up to, there maybe a possibility for your community which is waiting to happen………

Acorp Homepage.

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