Why Women Love Tiny Houses

Tiny houses are a way to save money and live a more ecologically friendly lifestyle. Millennials and baby boomers are the largest group of enthusiasts, and among that group, women are the majority. In fact, 55% of tiny-home owners are women, versus the 45% of men who own tiny houses. Part of this reason is that women want to downsize after large life changes, such as becoming

Bug Be Gone DIY Candles with Beeswax

Beeswax is the building block of really great candles. These amazing candles really help to keep the bugs at bay. Enjoy many more hours outside without the pungent overpowering smell of bug spray with this super easy solution. Citronella is great for mosquitoes while peppermint and lemon eucalyptus will send those black flies and horse flies packing. 1/2 lb beeswax (I use the dregs of old soy candles too if I have them) 8 drops citronella oil 8 drops lemon eucalyptus oil 8 drop peppermint oil 1 skewer string jars In two mason jars (I’ve recycled yogurt jars here), grate your old candles or beesewax. Use a skewer to hang a piece of string in the middle of the jar for

Beautiful Tiny House with Pizza Oven cost just $15,000!

When people think of tiny houses they often think of minimalist homes with environmentally friendly amenities. You wouldn’t imagine a pizza oven fitting into one of these homes, which are typically less than 400-square-feet big. Yet this is exactly what Robert and Rebekah Sofia have built into their 221-square-foot home. The couple knew early on that they wanted a space that would be vibrant and fun, while staying within budget. To this end, they planned and used as many reclaimed materials as possible. From corrugated metal

Artist Builds Glass Tiny House that Dreams are Made of Deep in the Woods

Neile Cooper has created a thing of breathtaking beauty in the woods behind her house in Mohawk, New Jersey. When she needed a reading room and studio, this talented artist and jewelry maker did what she she does best. Crafted from old windows and handmade glass panels, this cabin deep in the lush woods is just stunning. The frame of the cabin was created from lumber and filled in with old, repurposed windows. The

How Cricket is Combating Climate Change

A recent study by the Climate Coalition, England’s largest climate change action group, tapped cricket as being the sport most affected by climate change. It found that “wetter winters and more intense summer downpours are disrupting the game at every level”. Glamorgan Head of Operations Dan Cherry, agreed that inclement weather could “fundamentally change the game”. “The less cricket we play, the fewer people will watch it, the less they will come to the ground and pay to enter, the less chance there is for young people to be inspired,&#

Stop using plastic wrap! (product review Orblue Silicone Stretch Lids)

If there is anything in the kitchen more wasteful than covering a dish or wrapping food in plastic wrap, we cannot imagine what it is. Our Daily Green is committed to reducing the use of plastic, and hoping to altogether eliminate it in our homes where possible. We were delighted to discover Orblue Silicone Stretch Lids in a list of must have green products. We contacted the company

The Best Green Cleaning Brands You Need Under Your Sink

Get the scoop on the the best green cleaning brands that really work! Shout. Lysol. Windex. Clorox….Read the whole entry… » ; ; ; ; ; ; ;

6 Ways to Reduce Food Waste at Home

While some might argue that food waste isn’t the most exciting topic, I’m here to say that it’s an important one. According to the National Resource Defense Council, 40% of food in the United States goes uneaten – that’s wasted time, money, and resources that pollute our environment. Luckily for us, there are a few quick and easy ways you can help reduce the food waste epidemic. Make a List, Check it Twice To curb overshopping, try writing a list of EXACTLY what you need

Three Hearty Dishes That Are Big On Flavour And Small On Cost

Whether you’re exploring the great outdoors or hunkering down and keeping warm and dry inside you need some top-quality fuel to maintain your energy levels. The good news is that there are plenty of options waiting to provide you with big-tasting meals that can be yours for a surprisingly small outlay. The one thing that they all have in common is that they can be made using surprisingly few ingredients – a big factor in keeping the cost down. All the recipe ideas serve four. Versatile vegetable soup The great thing about this recipe is that it’s adaptable enough to be able

20 DIY Upcycled Christmas Decorations

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31 DIY Christmas Trees made from Recycled Materials

The carbon footprint of commercial Christmas tree farming, harvesting, distribution and disposal is astronomical. According to data from the Nielsen Research Foundation, approximately 21.6 million real trees and 12.9 million artificial trees will be purchased by U.S. households this Christmas. A study by the American Christmas Tree Association found that consumers

3 Totally Awesome DIY Bike Lights

pic by awesnob.com In the last couple of weeks, two of my nearest and dearest have been on bike rides that came to a sticky end. In each case, they narrowly escaped major injury by wearing their bike helmets (let that serve as a cautionary tale), but evaded detection by oblivious motorists. What’s to be done? There is only one logical recourse: pimp that bike to make you SUPER visible to even the most somnambulistic drivers. cycEL Glow Bike by awesnob.com (pictured above) Well Ta friggin DA! This easy-to-follow instruction guide gives you awesome step-by-steps that help you to turn your doh! bike into

How to Live Greener Every Single Day

It can be a simple decision, to live greener but it’s not always so simple to do. At least not at first. Living greener often has a snowball effect, where the first act of green living will evolve into the next as we learn more and more about the environment and our effect on it. […] The post How to

DIY Upcycled Halloween Costumes

The scary season is almost upon us and if you’ve just realized you only have a week to get your costume together, then relax. We have some amazing DIY Halloween costumes for every family member. Resist, at all costs, the temptation to pop down to the store and buy another cheap outfit that will end up in the landfill and give Halloween a little love with these upcycled costumes you can make in no time at all! A large plastic soda pop bottle makes the perfect scuba tank for young divers. Octopus: 4 pairs of leggings is all this costume needs. Yellow yarn for pasta with some pompom meatballs and you’ve got yourself a great

How You can Help Train Crows to Pick up Garbage

Crows are known to be among the brightest of our feathered friends. So it should come as no surprise that a new startup, Crowded Cities, is enlisting them to help clean up cigarette butts. Yup, these butt-busting birds are fighting litter for treats. Cigarettes are the most widely distributed garbage on the planet with 4.5 trillion cigarettes tossed to the curb every year. Since they take 12 years to decompose, cigarettes pose a major threat

This Tiny House Comes with it’s own Greenhouse

One way to combat the small living space that is inherent to tiny houses is to create outdoor spaces that increase your living space without increasing your floor space. You see, one of the advantages of tiny houses is that they are smaller than conventional homes and on trailer chassis so they don’t require building permits. This reduces the cost of building homes and makes them mobile. Having outbuildings and add-ons that aren’t part of the

How Sheep From New Zealand are Revolutionizing Home Energy Efficiency

Building codes and savvy homeowners are both seeing the value of an energy-efficient home. Your home’s building envelope—the exterior framing that keeps your warm indoor air in and the cold winter air out—must be effective if you are to reduce your energy consumption and create a comfortable home. Traditional insulation, while effective, can off-gas chemicals and, from production to landfill, doesn’t have a particularly eco-friendly footprint. But, a healthier, more sustainable option is available

Win in our Barefoot Venus Pamper Hamper Giveaway!

We’re in love with the Barefoot Venus range. This delightful company still hand-makes all their beauty products in small batches so you know they’re made with love. Their products are botanically based and contain natural ingredients. We’re giving away a little ‘pamper hamper’ of our favorite Barefoot Venus products because we want you to have nice things! Our prize hamper includes their signature Mustard Bath Soak– the only therapeutic product, containing wonderfully simple ingredients as well as Wintergreen, Eucalyptus and Rosemary essential oils instead of perfumed fragrance. The  Wild Ginger and Sweet Orange argan body oil also contains Ginger essential oil along with a Tuscan Blood Orange fragrance. The  Barefoot Venus Instant Hand Repair 

11 DIY No-Carve Decorated Pumpkin Ideas

Pumpkins are great natural, eco-friendly fall decoration options. If you opt for these DIY no-carve pumpkin ideas, they will last longer and you don’t have to deal with all that gunk! Here are some of this year’s best no-carve pumpkin decor ideas that are perfect for Thanksgiving too. These gorgeous indigo pumpkins are super

Home Meal Delivery Service Reviews

A few months ago, on June 16th, Amazon announced the acquisition of Whole Foods for $13.8bn. For many, this wasn’t seen as a huge surprise considering that Amazon has been aggressively expanding their “Prime Pantry” section of their business. If you aren’t privy to what ‘Prime Pantry’ is, then all you need to know is that it’s the grocery section of Amazon where you can purchase ingredients for delivery. While it may seem foreign to some, the act of ordering ingredients or even prepared food online has been picking up steam over the last few years.

5 Homemade Gummy Bear Recipes that Will Make Life Better

We all like a sweet snack every now and then, but store-bought gummy sweets are packed with chemicals and sugar. Now you can make your own healthy gummy bears so that you can enjoy your favorite treats guilt free. You can choose from vegan, sugar free or juice-based gummy bear recipes to find the one that rocks your boat. Use this recipe from

How Louis Pasteur Helped Prevent Food Waste

Few people know Louis Pasteur by name, even though they’ve benefited greatly from his brilliant mind. Of all the memorabilia and historical autographs for sale from leading curators like the Raab Collection, Louis Pasteur’s is among the most coveted for science enthusiasts. Why? Because his discoveries are credited with saving countless lives. French-born Louis Pasteur was one of the greatest chemists and microbiologists that ever lived. His discovering helped to improve food production and reduce waste. Louis Pasteur’s Contribution to Sustainability After studying at

Foraging for Edible Wild Flowers

Whether you lost your food stash to a bear, need a little more to bulk up a meal or just want a colorful garnish to finish your dish, these edible flowers grow in the wild and are easy to identify. Always check that your flowers aren’t growing in a polluted area and be sure to clean them really well as they are likely to be home to a couple of bugs. Also; use your noggin! If you aren’t sure about a flower or can’t identify it 100%,