curiosegeorgina:

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rollership:

eduardo said: 

10 Reasons Why EarthShips Are Fucking Awesome

Earthships are 100% sustainable homes that are both cheap to build and awesome to live in. They offer amenities like no other sustainable building style you have come across. For the reasons that follow, I believe Earthships can actually change the world. See for yourself!

1) Sustainable does not mean primitive

When people hear about sustainable, off-the-grid living, they usually picture primitive homes divorced from the comforts of the 21st century. And rightfully so, as most sustainable solutions proposed until now have fit that description. Earthships, however, offer all of the comforts of modern homes and more. I’ll let these pictures do the talking…

2) Free Food

Each Earthship is outfitted with one or two greenhouses that grow crops year-round, no matter the climate. This means you can feed yourself with only the plants growing inside of your house. You can also choose to build a fish pond and/or chicken coop into your Earthship for a constant source of meat and eggs.

3) Brilliant Water Recycling

Even the most arid of climates can provide enough water for daily use through only a rain-harvesting system. The entire roof of the Earthship funnels rain water to a cistern, which then pumps it to sinks and showers when required. That used ‘grey water’ is then pumped into the greenhouse to water the plants. After being cleaned by the plants, the water is pumped up into the bathrooms for use in the toilets. After being flushed, the now ‘black water’ is pumped to the exterior garden to give nutrients to non-edible plants.

4) Warmth & Shelter

The most brilliant piece of engineering in the Earthship is their ability to sustain comfortable temperatures year round. Even in freezing cold or blistering hot climates, Earthships constantly hover around 70° Fahrenheight (22° Celsius).

This phenomenon results from the solar heat being absorbed and stored by ‘thermal mass’ — or tires filled with dirt, which make up the structure of the Earthship. The thermal mass acts as a heat sink, releasing or absorbing heat it when the interior cools and heats up, respectively.

The large greenhouse windows at the front of the house always face south to allow the sun to heat up the thermal mass throughout the daytime.

5) Energy

Solar panels on the roof and optional wind turbines provide the Earthship with all of the power it needs. As long as you’re not greedily chewing through electricity like a typical first-world human, you’ll never be short of power.

6) Freedom

With all of your basic needs provided for and NO bills each month, you’re free! You don’t have to work a job you hate just to survive. So you can focus your time on doing what you love, and bettering the world around you.

Imagine if the entire world was able to focus on doing extraordinary things instead of just making enough to get by. Imagine if even 10% of the world could do this. What would change?

7) Easy to build

At a recent Earthship conference in Toronto, Canada, a married couple in their forties shared about how they built a 3-story Earthship by themselves in 3 months. They had never built anything before in their lives and were able to build an Earthship with only the printed plans. They did not hire any help, nor did they use expensive equipment to make the job easier.

If one man and one woman can do this in 3 months, anyone can do it.

8) Cheap

Earthships are exorbitantly cheaper than conventional houses. The most basic Earthships cost as little as $7000 (The Simple Survival model) with the most glamorous models costing $70,000 and up, depending on how flashy you want to be with your decorating.

With these cost options, Earthships can fit the needs of everyone — from the least privileged to the most worldly.

9) Made of recycled materials

Much of the materials used to build Earthships are recycled. For starters, the structure is built with used tires filled with dirt.

If there’s one thing we’re not short of on Earth, it’s used tires! There are tire dumps like the one pictured here in every country in the world. There are even places that will pay you by the tire to take them away.

The walls (above the tires) are created by placing plastic and glass bottles in concrete. When the Earthship team was in Haiti after the earthquake, they employed local kids to both clean up the streets and provide all of the bottles required for building their Earthship. Plus, they look pretty sexy.

10) Think Different

The most powerful thing Earthships do is force people to think differently about how we live. If housing can be this awesome, and be beneficial to the environment, then what else can we change? What else can become more simple, cheaper and better at the same time?

It’s time for us to re-think much of what we consider normal.

<3 me some Earthships!

I WANT A FUCKING EARTHSHIP ASNLKANSDCL

My ultimate dream is a community of earth ships filling vacant lots in West Oakland where I can live with other queer, poc, activists and raise babies, rescue animals, house homeless youth, grow food, and protect each other.

The dream WILL be mine.

OMG YES CAN WE DO THE THING PLEASE?!?!

@wordscanbesexy

And isn’t it obcene that many cities and States in the USA actually have legislation that makes these type of dwellings illegal!!! Seriously in Huston and elsewhere in the USA there are laws that say your house/dwelling MUST be connected to power and water grids, even if you don’t use them. ii.e. you still ahve to pay the monthly fees for the connection. This is the God’s honest truth.

defilerwyrm:

internetrachel:

todallison:

this vine is better than all of paranormal activity

too much can happen in six seconds. we have gone too far.

how long did it take you to notice the second dude from the right licking the other guy’s shoulder

sophthesylph:

sparkles-dudley:

when your friend makes a drug joke

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Reblog if you’ve actually SEEN the movie “The Aristocats”

wingardiumleviohnoyoudidnt:

awesometriathlon:

catgh0st:

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Let’s see who’s over 18

get off your fucking high horse i know children who have seen this movie

kami-korra:

yes, im doing one for every book.

tina-the-fat-lard:

the-eyeball-fairy:

freudianslipnslide:

bad-moon-moon:

and-rohan-will-answer:

babies are naturally able to swim hello they just spent nine moths in amiotic fluid this is instinctive so no, parent is not shitty, parent is re-enforcing baby’s natural instinctive behaviour.

parent is good for doing this because parent is basically saying “yes the behaviours you were born with are great!”

Yup, if babies are ‘taught’ (allowed) to swim before they are six weeks old, they never lose the instincts they were born with that lets them hold their head above water and hold their breath when they need to. SCIENCE, man.

What’s really cool is, humans are the only primates known to have this instinct at birth. Other ape babies would just freak out and drown. So I don’t think it comes from being in amniotic fluid for 9 months (since it’s not like they have room to actually swim in there). It’s been speculated that humans evolved in the ocean at some point, which is a really cool theory that I recommend checking out.

Also, SWIMMING BABY IS ADORABLE.

LIKE MERMAIDS

doughrito-senpai:

guess who made the front page of the sunday paper…

doughrito-senpai:

guess who made the front page of the sunday paper…

deanshuggybear:

fozmeadows:

In which seven cats all discover the same slightly elevated flat thing and claim it as their own while pretending the other six cats don’t exist.

game of thrones

deanshuggybear:

fozmeadows:

In which seven cats all discover the same slightly elevated flat thing and claim it as their own while pretending the other six cats don’t exist.

game of thrones

regalasfuck:

i-came-from-the-brotherhood:

singing-hope:

wild-guy:

Courage the Cowardly Dog: Last of the Starmakers

This episode made me cry unmanly tears

^^^

yoo shit was really wild

You have the heart of a chief and the soul of a dragon.

nomisaur:

Jean and Marco joining the ugly sweaters club ≧◉◡◉≦

nomisaur:

Jean and Marco joining the ugly sweaters club ≧◉◡◉≦



Track: Bring Me To Life

Album: Kidz Bop 4

thelof9:

zouweemama:

paynal:

princebaryll:

sssAAAAYYYVVVEEe mAAAAaAaAaaaAAYyY

FUCK ME NONONASD NON

If you have not listened to this yet you need to this is life changing

fun fact: if you listen in at about 2:48 not only does the guy miss a line but he attempts to cover it up by screaming “RUFF” like a freakign dog



Track: Anaconda
Artist: HATSUNE MIKU???

31 Days of Halloween

Coraline (2009)

"You probably think this world is a dream come true. But you’re wrong."

The World’s Most Wonderful Bookstores!

buckybarnesandbowties:

thepersonificationofperfection:

Poplar Kid’s Republic

Beijing

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Livraria Lello

Porto, Portugal

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Shakespeare & Co. Antiquarian Books

Paris

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El Péndulo

Mexico City

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Selexyz Bookstore

Maastricht, Holland

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Cook and Book

Brussels, Belgium

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El Ateneo Grand Splendid

Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Ler Devagar

Lisbon, Portugal

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Just to let everyone know; Maastricht is not in Holland, it’s in the Netherlands. Holland is North- and South Holland.

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Enjoy these gorgeous bookstores!