This video of Matt Ridley is pretty interesting, a while back I read his book called Genome, which was great! In this video he is showing how human kind has prospered because the exchange of ideas, how we benefit from it. I couldn’t help but apply this thinking to housing. The Tiny House Movement is a largely internet-based social/thought movement. As a cause we have thrived by sharing our ideas about housing, its problems and how Tiny Houses address it.
What do you think?
I found this loft bed with an office below it. This certainly isn’t anything new, but what I really did like about it is that it incorporates steps and a little walkway behind it. One think I really don’t like about lofted/bunk beds is that they can be a bit awkward to get into. It certainly was fun to climb a ladder when I was 10, but now I just can’t get that into it. I would think that this is a much better way. The designers have also done a great job with the integration of storage into the stairs and with the different models (a desk and a closet).
So about 2 years ago I started a long term goal of mine: to gradually grow most of my food on my own. Today I am taking a huge step, I am adding animals! I just picked up 6 Rhode Island Reds baby chicks! I have built a coop for them when they get a bit older, but for now here is a quick video in their new home.
I choose this breed of chickens because they are known for laying large eggs frequently, which is what I primarily want them for. They don’t get broody, generally quieter, aren’t too jumpy. The other upside is that they do pretty well as a meat chicken in the event that I have to do so. This is kinda a big step in the process that I am working on and I hope I am doing it right! Anyway, there is more to come on the chicks in the coming weeks.