Valuable Links

Valuable links to sites that may help you with 
decisions about your lifestyle or your kin domain.

Many Thanks to Joyce Turner who assembled and organized this list and 
many others who have contributed additional links.

PLEASE take a couple minutes to complete this ecological footprint analysis on your CURRENT and Planned lifestyle!   http://www.footprintcalculator.org/ 

PLEASE take thirty minutes to watch "The Man Who Planted Trees."  It left me in tears and highly motivated to take action NOW. http://www.viddler.com/explore/Ms_Valerie/videos/240/

Also this 20 minute video, "The Story of Stuff" is very worth watching  http://www.storyofstuff.com/ 

"The principle focus was not on temporary structures or even houses per se
but on the development of the landscaping." 
 
(RC Series book 5, pg 44, speaking of the domains of the future)

Seed Catalogues for organic, genetically unaltered seeds. 

http://www.rareseeds.com 

http://www.seedsofchange.com/default.asp

http://www.heirloomseeds.com/ 

http://www.nativeseeds.org/ 

Soil

http://www.goldenrod.net/compost.htm  Worm composting

http://www.goldenrod.net/compost.htm   Some free ebooks and a chat room

Agriculture

http://www.scribd.com/doc/5146677/The-Complete-Book-of-Self-Sufficiency  A Free dowload-able book by John Seymour, with a lot of excellent information including an alternative to plowing.

http://highbrixgardens.com/wordpress/?p=3 A method of growing trees that dramatically accelerates their growth and the period of time it takes to produce fruit.

www.gardeningbythemoon.com  An excellent website with products to help you get up to speed with planting in harmony with the Universal cyclic energies.

http://fukuokafarmingol.info/   A Japanese man's system of NATURAL Permaculture. You can also read an article about his method in the December 2008 issue of The Earth Newsletter. 

http://www.ringingcedarsofrussia.org/theearth/ringing-cedars-vladimir-megre-video-fukuoka.php - a video of a gardening procedure based on Masanobu Fukuoka's method.

http://www.earthmountainview.com/An_Old_Fashioned_Farm.htm   Good overall review and pretty complete list of generally accepted necessities for survival.

http://www.permaearth.org/writings.html   Without forest there is no sustainability – essential perspective

http://coopext.colostate.edu/4dmg/index.htm   CSU extension info on planting, xeriscape, etc.

Rainwater

http://www.harvestingrainwater.com/

http://www.twdb.state.tx.us/publications/reports/RainwaterHarvestingManual_3rdedition.pdf

http://www.rainreserve.com/index.php   Good system but purchased, not DIY

 

Home building

http://www.greenhomebuilding.com/earthbag.htm - a variety of natural building styles - temporary and permanent

http://www.malcolmwells.com/resources.html - enormous selection of alternative housing styles.

http://calearth.org/  To view a variety of shelters

http://www.geo-gro.com    To view a dome home with self cooling and heating.

http://www.pacificdomes.com/index.html To view a variety of domes as homes.

http://www.whatsuponplanetearth.com/cob.htm To view cob homes

http://www.cobcottage.com/whatis- cob homes

http://www.appropedia.org/Hexayurt_Project   Go to the one page pdf on the home page. Gives a good material review. These could be a possible alternative instead of tents.

http://www.arialhome.org/   This is more for low income people to have a roof, heat, water, etc but is a good design and durable. Some good ideas to think about under the vision tab.

http://www.velacreations.com/   This site has links to some building techniques and a lot of info on off-grid living

http://www.sipsmart.com/dome/arcx.html   These would be permanent structures and would be fun buildings.

http://www.yurts.com/what/default.aspx  Good Yurt site but more suitable for permanent structures. They are often put up as temporary structures and used permanently because of building codes.

http://www.erdhaus.ch/main.php?fla=&lang=&cont=earthhouse- a sculpted style of semi-underground housing

http://www.naturalspacesdomes.com/dome_store/index.htm - wood dome homes

 

Solar

http://campfire.theoildrum.com/node/4947 Passive Solar Design Overview Part 1
http://www.theoildrum.com/node/4964  Passive Solar Design Overview Part 2
http://www.theoildrum.com/node/5008  Passive Solar Design Overview Part 3

http://www.solarcookers.org/basics/basics.html   The solar cooking archive has a section on building a solar cooker as well as ones that can be purchased.

http://www.solarstik.com/index.php   Portable solar set up. 

 

Power Generators

http://www.perendev-power.com/- electro-magnetic motors and nitrogen motors

http://waterbuckpump.com/- This site has a bicycle type manual device for a variety of uses including charging batteries with manual power

Composting toilets & sewage systems

http://oikos.com/library/compostingtoilet/ - how composting toilets work with diagrams

http://www.burnhambeck.com/composting_toilets.htm

http://www.greenbuilder.com/sourcebook/CompostToilet.html - this is an information site about composting toilets and grey water systems.

http://www.sancorindustries.com/catalog/usa.pdf - very beautiful photos and detailed explanations.

http://www.duntonfarms.com/projects/2006_toilet_inside.htm - Instructions for building an engineered composting toilet.

 

Heating

http://www.woodgas.com/  Biomass burning, fun site

http://www.bullerjan.de/web/en/der-bullerjan.html?lang_id=2- A very efficient wood burning stove.

http://www.hearth.com/altheat/altheat.html - catalytic converter heaters and others.

 

Medical

http://www.hesperian.org/publications_download.php   Downloadable books addressing HIV, No doctor, No dentist, etc

 

Fuel

http://www.permaculture.com/  Alcohol can be a gas & lots of other info

 

General

http://waterbuckpump.com/ - This site has an amazing deep well hand pump along with other very excellent products for sustainable lifestyles.  I have purchased from them and been extremely pleased.

http://www.pathtofreedom.com/   One families path to urban sustainability

http://www.instructables.com/   DIY site with lots of projects, some even useful J

http://sharonastyk.com/   Excellent information and fun blogs.

http://www.absak.com/   Official Alaskan site with some good educational info on lots of energy systems

http://www.realgoods.com/product/books-videos/sustainable+library/green+building/solar-living-sourcebook-realgoods.do   Solar and more – excellent book with info and products – site is good too

http://www.alternative-energy-resources.net/index.html   Some basic technical info about various types of energy production 

 

Federal Programs Related to Sustainable Lifestyles

http://www.dsireusa.org/library/includes/genericfederal.cfm?currentpageid=1&search=federal&state=US&RE=1&EE=1

 

Partners?

http://www.gridalternatives.org/home   Work with communities & low income in California

http://www.nanosolar.com/   Keep an eye on – community wide grid from central solar cells?

http://www.windside.com/index.html   0 db wind turbines & bird friendly – expensive but worth checking out – another community grid piece?

 

Interesting Reading

http://www.culturequake.org  Good articles

 

Animals

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLoN6pD_JeA - video about Tippi Degré & her relationship with wild animals.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6MAgDhSm2o&feature=related Tippi & the Cheetah 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjWtRYaxmWM - A couple reunited with a lion they release to the wild after raising him in their home.

http://www.animalspirit.org/content/animal-communicator-documentary-film An amazing documentary on animal communication by Anna Breytenbach

Nutrition

http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=GB&hl=en-GB&v=ae-dlHOmwk4&feature=related - Protein myth

 

Links to other groups who are forming kin domain settlements or villages around the world:  If you have such a group and would like your link added here, please contact Joyce 

http://creatingabeautifulworld.org/ - New Zealand and British Columbia, Canada

http://shambhala-shasta.org/become/ - Northern California

http://www.LivingEarthEcoVillage.org - Maine

http://www.vedrussguide.com/index.html - South Dakota

http://www.eco-kovcheg.ru/description.html- Kovcheg, Russia, our Russian Sister Settlement.

http://loveforlife.com.au/node/6104 - Australia

http://www.rivendellvillage.org/ Currently in Belgium but creating a settlement in Southern France.  Site is mostly in Dutch but is beautiful and has some English portions.

http://www.rodovoe-pomestie.by/en/index.php- This is an English translation of a Russian Village with an interesting map of a kin's domain.

General Eco Village links:

http://www.kosmosjournal.org/kjo/articles/articlessub2/ecovillages.shtml- a beautiful article on eco-villages

http://www.ecovillagefindhorn.org/ - Findhorn village in Scotland

Recommended Reading to Help You 
With Your Transitionto Living As Man Is Meant To Live.

The Ringing Cedars Series by Vladimir Megré.  This series presents the concept of a new relationship with ourselves and Nature that will restore the Earth and Man to our pristine state of a living paradise.

Anastasia

The Ringing Cedars of Russia

The Space of Love

Co-Creation

Who Are We?

The Book of Kin

The Energy of Life

The New Civilization

Rites of Love

Tom Brown Jr. has written several inspiring books that teach about creating a different relationship with nature.  Even though he teaches a lot about wilderness experiences, his information is very relevant to domain living as presented in the Ringing Cedars Series.

Tom Brown's Field Guide To Wilderness Survival

Tom Brown's Field Guide To Nature Observation and Tracking

Tom Brown's Field Guide To Nature and Survival for Children

Tom Brown's Guide To Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants

Tom Brown's Field Guide To Living With The Earth

Tom Brown's Field Guide To City and Suburban Survival

Tom Brown's Field Guide To The Forgotten Wilderness

Case Files of The Tracker

The Quest

The Vision

The Tracker

The Way of The Scout

The Science and Art of Tracking

The Search

Grandfather

Other helpful books

The Continuum Concept by Jean Liedloff

The Secrets of The Soil, by Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird

The Secret Life of Plants by Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird

How to Grow More Vegetables and Fruits (and Fruits, Nuts, Berries, Grains, and Other Crops) Than You Ever Thought Possible on Less Land Than You Can Imagine

Diaper Free! by Ingrid Bauer

The Encyclopedia of Country Living by Carla Emery (not about permaculture but a very valuable resource)

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Contact Joyce or Ben by email or telephone: 720-347-7722