Our Blog | December 2016

Getting in the Holiday Spirit....with well...spirits

by: Sara on 12/08/2016

Okay, maybe the title could be a bit confusing. Spirits? Like, ghosts? While that would certainly be an interesting topic, I think the closest I’d like to get to actual ghosts this holiday season is an evening on the couch watching Scrooge...with a spirit in hand!

I’m sure many of us have a relative that may imbibe a wee bit too much during the …

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From Pubs to Permaculture

by: Sara on 12/07/2016

On this 7th day of our 12 Days of Giving sale, one of our editors, Rob West, shares his story of transitioning from "hygge" in the big city to "hygge" on the homestead. You can follow Rob's journey, including the building of his passive home, on his blog The Handcrafted Life. 

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A Good Way to Inhabit the Landscape – Cozy Russian Cabins

by: EJ on 12/06/2016

Today’s blog is an excerpt from the recently released Shrinking the Technosphere: Getting a Grip on the Technologies that Limit our Autonomy, Self-sufficiency and Freedom by Dmitry Orlov. Today we get an inside look at a rustic Russian village cabin...can you say hygge! This and all new Society books are 35% off until December 12th. Just enter …

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The Story of a Snowflake

by: EJ on 12/05/2016

One of the greatest pleasures of winter in many parts of North America are the clear, cold skies.  Cold temperatures hold less water vapour, leaving the skies crystal clear for star gazing.  

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Cozy Cordwood Cabins

by: EJ on 12/04/2016
Posted in: Natural Building

Hygge is all about getting cozy and snuggling down.  What better way to spend an evening than dreaming about building a cozy cabin with your own hands – and mortgage free as well!  Cordwood Building: A Comprehensive Guide to the State of the Art by Rob Roy will show you how to do just that.  Here are some examples of what is possible with this …

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