Here are the Living Large Links for this week!
When some people see a balloon release, they see happy colors floating through the air. The rest of us see a potential danger to wildlife.
Small houses are catching on in Bangkok.
Our national parks are truly treasures, but it seems to me that visiting one with 4 million other people defeats the purpose.
Learn to live in 80-square-feet.
Blogger goes with Meatless Mondays, says saving on meat helps offset cost of buying organic.
Another Tiny House success story.
How to choose windows for your tiny house.
This is the time of the winter that it really starts to get to me. We’re far enough out of the holidays and still eons from the beginning of spring that I start getting the winter blues, cabin fever or whatever you want to call it.
I was speaking to one of our Living Large community the other day, interviewing her for an article on living in a small space and I asked her if the winter wears on her too and she gave me an unequivocal “Yes,” as she began talking about spring and her plans for her garden.
This winter has seemed worse for some reason, we haven’t had the deep snows most parts of the country have experienced, but it does seem like it has been cloudy and dreary more and that makes the short days of light seem even shorter.
The results of a study released last week that showed pregnant women in the U.S. have high levels of dangerous chemicals in their bodies is no surprise to those of us who have been reading and studying the effects of environmental chemicals.
What was surprising is that some of these chemicals, including harmful pesticides and flame retardant chemicals were banned even before some of these women were born. It also is an “in your face” wake up call to the rest of us.
Here are Living Large Links for this week. Living Large isn’t just about living in a small home, but living among nature, with our pets and living a more sustainable life – so here are some links I think our community might enjoy:
A taser especially designed for wildlife. Maybe it’s just me, but I would think you wouldn’t want to be close enough to a wild bear or mountain lion to taze it.
The New Normal: An Agenda for Responsible Living, a new book on sustainable living.
It looks as if Rowdy Kitten’s Tammy Strobel and her husband, Logan, are taking the plunge and building a tiny home. Congratulations!
Cool nature photography: An elephant on alert in Kenya
…And more of a hummingbird
Choosing colors for small homes
Another good reason to love Ben & Jerry’s. They convert waste from making their ice cream to energy at their Netherlands plant.
Today’s first time home buyers are back to starting with small “starter homes.”
One woman’s small house story.
The benefits of going vegetarian