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Tiny Homes in Netherlands

"Dear Lloyd Kahn,
For your book of small homes. Here is our tiny house parked in Plugin City that's in the City of Eindhoven.
It is next to the skatepark Area 51 so if you want to come and take a look, bring your skateboard ;)
If you want to know more you can find us at http://www.waterland-huisje.nl
Regards, Reinoud Boland"

Seeking Small Home (or Apartment or Loft) Dwellers in Towns and Cities

We are doing layout of our next book, Small Homes, right now, and we'd like to get more people living in cities, large and small towns, and—yes—suburbs to contribute. Whereas the paradigm for owner builders in the '60s and '70s was a home in the country, it makes a lot of sense these days to fix up small, modest homes in populated areas. Relatively quick, often more economical than starting on a bare piece of land.
Please contact me if you or someone you know is living in a small dwelling of any kind in cities or towns, and which is unique, creative, inspiring, aesthetic, etc.: lloyd@shelterpub.com

More on Tinker's Bubble, Off-Grid community in Somerset, England.

"…The name Tinkers Bubble comes from the spring that flows through the woodland ending in a small waterfall by the road. This is where gypsies brought their horses to water them at the bubble; the gypsy name for a waterfall.
The home pictured is Mary and Joe’s, a roundwood timber frame with lapped exterior walls and thatched roof and repurposed windows.…"
http://naturalhomes.org/tinkersbubble.htm
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UK Community Lives Virtually Fossil-Free Lifestyle


"Published on Apr 5, 2015
This is a second year filmmaking student short made by Harvey Quirke, Sam Mulvey, Lutia Swan-Hutton and Tess O'shea.

A documentary made in Somerset about a group of people who share the passion to live sustainably. Having lived without fossil fuels since 1994, we hear the tales of living in accordance with nature and what had brought them to branch out from the 'norms' of society."
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Local Food This Week

It's been a good week for food from close by. I went out Friday in my (12' Scrambler) kayak and spent almost 5 hours between paddling and digging (and raking) for cockles and horseneck clams, resulting in clam fritters and tonight, clam linguine. Got 4 rock crabs that were scooting around in the shallows.(Also ended up pretty exhausted.)
Bought a small halibut from a neighbor fisherman, was given 4 rock fish by a friend, and got a bunch of smelt at night.
On Tuesday I was going to hike along the coast and noticed that the cattails were pollinating and got the pollen shown in the photo (you bend the stalks over and shake into a paper bag) -- took maybe a half hour to get this much. I added it to oat pancakes this morning. All our vegetables are coming from the garden this time of year.
(Two weeks earlier I burned up my Evinrude 2-stroke outboard motor (seaweed clogged water intake) AND on same day got truck stuck in the bay and was pulled out by tow truck just as the water got up to the floorboards -- close call! -- but that's all another story…)
Listening to Mojo Nixon's "Loon in the Afternoon" program on Sirius Outlaw Country station right now.

The Sculptural Archirecture of Javier Senosiain in Mexico

 Javier Senosiain, a professor of architecture at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, has designed a number of unique sculptural buildings in Mexico. It's not that I'd like to live in any of these structures, but it's impressive that they are so imaginative and so well executed.
http://organicarchitecture.weebly.com/
http://www.designrulz.com/architecture/2012/10/nautilus-house-unique-shell-shaped-design-by-arquitectura-organica/
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