Graham Hill Downsized His Life And Enjoyed It More. Why Can’t We All Do The Same?

Simple Studio ApartmentGraham Hill’s article “Living With Less. A Lot Less.” in the NY Times is an inspiring read. Mr. Hill, serial entrepreneur and founder of Treehugger.com, got rich early and had filled 5500 sq. ft of living space in two cities with stuff and then decided to simplify his life and belongings into a 420 sq. ft studio. From the NY Times:

“I LIVE in a 420-square-foot studio. I sleep in a bed that folds down from the wall. I have six dress shirts. I have 10 shallow bowls that I use for salads and main dishes. When people come over for dinner, I pull out my extendable dining room table. I don’t have a single CD or DVD and I have 10 percent of the books I once did.”

If you get a chance, read the full article and see if it inspires you to downsize your life.

Our household of five doesn’t live all that large but I can not wait to downsize the inside of our house and our outside lives. What’s holding us back? Unlike Graham Hill and like many families, it’s our elem/teen/tweenage kids that might suffer from the drastic change of downsizing while they’re still in school. Now on the day my youngest heads to college, our house will be abuzz because everything will go. Not storage – instead we’ll donate, give away and sell what we can because we’ll never live larger. T-minus 8 years and counting! [NY Times]

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestmail

Raincatching Jacket Captures And Filters Rainwater For Immediate Consumption

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/25973817[/vimeo]Treehugger.com posted an article, Jacket Collects And Cleans Rainwater – Stores It In Your Pockets, about the Raincatch jacket. It was designed by Hyeona Yang and Joshua Noble to capture and filter rainwater for wearers in need of hydration while on the go. Jubbling’s GroceryShirt 2.0 loved the news and is now a step closer to entering the market.

Jubbling's GroceryShirt 2.0

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestmail

Worm Compost Tower Creates And Delivers Compost Naturally

[youtube width=”425″ height=”238″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scUTrypzyY0[/youtube]
From a post on Treehugger.com


After spending $200+ on my tumbler compost bin, seeing this Macgyver in-garden worm composter brings on a little Jubbling envy. It’s a basic idea and seems like it should work. The video explains it – put your compost solution directly in your garden, in this case a bottom perforated PVC pipe, and create and distribute your compost at the same time. Cut out the middleman, which is you, and put the worms in charge of spreading the compost

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestmail