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    Benefits of Artificial Grass in Creating an Eco-Friendly Lawn

    Artificial grass covers about 50 million acres in the US, placing it third in total acreage in all of the United States. This type of turf is seen all across the country in stadiums, playing fields, playgrounds, dog parks and even homes. While the benefits of using this type of artificial grass include an improved overall look and much less maintenance than a traditional lawn, there are actually numerous benefits on the environment and health of your home as well. If you are going to decide to make the switch to artificial grass, however, you’ll want to ensure you go about it in the right way to make sure your…

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    Permits

    People often ask us whether it is possible or necessary to get a permit for an alternative building project like ours. The answer is, it depends! We did apply for a permit and actually received one… although we did not mention tires or papercrete. On the application, we said we have a mobile home (we do) and said we wanted to build a metal roof over the top and add two, 6 feet X 55 feet covered additions, supported by ten 4 foot X 4 foot posts, along the sides (which we did). In reality, we probably did not need to have a permit in the first place since no…

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    The House that Trash Built

    Mahatma Gandhi advised his followers to “be the change you want to see in the world.”  We decided to take Gandhi’s wise words and apply them to our own lives.  We hope our example will inspire others to do the same. The House That Built from Trash We hope this website will inspire you to take matters into your own hands – to live a sustainable lifestyle, eat what you grow, get off the grid and do your part to heal the planet and yourself. We are living at a time where gas and oil reserves are beyond peak… when our very way of life has an immense adverse effect on…