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Housing Reclaimed

Housing Reclaimed

Sustainable Homes for Next to Nothing

Housing is a fundamental human right. For most of human history, our homes were built by hand from whatever local materials were available. However, since the Industrial Revolution, most housing has become little more than quickly constructed, …

How to Build With Grid Beam (EPUB)

How to Build With Grid Beam (EPUB)

A Fast, Easy and Affordable System for Constructing Almost Anything

Grid beam is a modular, reusable building system that is fast, easy, affordable and virtually goof-proof. Ordinary people, with few skills and even fewer tools (all you need is a wrench!) can tackle projects ranging from furniture and shop benches …

How to Build With Grid Beam (PDF)

How to Build With Grid Beam (PDF)

A Fast, Easy and Affordable System for Constructing Almost Anything

Grid beam is a modular, reusable building system that is fast, easy, affordable and virtually goof-proof. Ordinary people, with few skills and even fewer tools (all you need is a wrench!) can tackle projects ranging from furniture and shop benches …

The Human-Powered Home

The Human-Powered Home

Choosing Muscles Over Motors

What if I could harness this energy? An unusual question for anyone putting in a long stint on a treadmill perhaps, and yet human power is a very old, practical and empowering alternative to fossil fuels. Replacing motors with muscles can be …

Humanizing the Economy

Humanizing the Economy

Co-operatives in the Age of Capital

At the close of the twentieth century, corporate capitalism extended its reach over the globe. While its defenders argue that globalization is the only way forward for modern, democratic societies, the spread of this system is failing to meet even …

related subjects: New Economies