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Tiny Tree House with Hanging Bridge Makes Off Grid Living Fun!

Hey everyone! Mat here from Exploring Alternatives. In this video we’re taking a look at this amazing treehouse with a hanging rope bridge and a deck perched up in the trees. [Music Playing] On our channel we’re always looking for tiny living spaces alternative living spaces and dwellings and this is by far one of […]

How can we use wind power when there’s no wind?

“What happens when the wind isn’t blowing, the tide is turning and someone wants a cup of hot chocolate in the night? If it was up to environmentalists the answer would be ‘tough you’ll have to go without’.” Anybody who’s a fan of wind or solar power has heard the argument that the wind doesn’t […]

Homesteading Family Living Off-Grid in a Spectacular Earthship

[Inspiring Music Playing]>>MARIE: So we bought this house, which is a kind of earthship, 10 years ago and we renovated it while we were living in Quebec City and we now live full-time in it for 2 years. And it’s an off-grid house. We live on solar panels, and rainwater, and with a composting toilet. […]

Future of Home | What Happens Next | Retro Report

This is about trying to take control of how our lives are wired. In these backlands of northern Guatemala, you can actually see where the energy grid stops. The power line runs by the road until, suddenly, it just doesn’t. And, out past this point, people’s homes work without the modern conveniences that most urbanites […]

Puerto Rico Moves Forward: Innovative Energy Solutions after Hurricane Maria

Juan Rosario: This is a moment in which we know there is going to be a paradigm shift. Science right now is on our side. Efraín O’neil-Carrillo: The centralized large power plants that Puerto Rico has, did not suffer really much damage. So, it wasn’t a problem of generating the power, it was a matter […]

World’s Largest Batteries – (Pumped Storage)

Electricity faces a fundamental problem that comes with pretty much any product that’s provided on-demand: our ability to generate large amounts of it doesn’t match up that closely with when we need it. Wind and solar power are becoming more cost effective, but they’ll always be unreliable and intermittent sources of energy. Retailers use warehouses […]

What is Pumped-Storage Hydropower

WATER. IT’S THE MOST IMPORANT SUBSTANCE ON EARTH. WITHOUT IT WE WOULDN’T SURVIVE. IT’S ALSO HELPED POWER OUR LIVES FOR MORE THAN A CENTURY. MORE THAN 6 PERCENT OF OUR NATION’S ELECTRICTY COMES FROM HYDROPOWER. AND AS WIND AND SOLAR POWER CONTINUE TO GROW, WATER CAN ALSO PLAY AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN BRINGING MORE RENEWABLE […]

Woodworker Builds The Perfect Tiny House Boat for Life on the Water

>>MAT: Hey everyone, we were just driving down the highway and came across this really awesome floating houseboat. So we contacted the builder, Richard, and he agreed to put it in the water for us so we could have a look. He built it all himself by hand. It’s like a tiny floating cabin. It […]