My good friend over at Tiny House Designs, Michael, posted this on his personal Facebook page last night and I really liked it. It sets the stage for the issues surrounding peak oil, then talks about how Cuba coped when economic sanctions block most imports of oil and other key resources to their country. Why is this important? Because they essentially experienced what peak oil would be like on a very rapid time line, then rose to meet the challenges. They shifted to local economies and small scale urban agriculture rapidly when they suddenly couldn’t get gas to run tractors, to import food, to really do anything. The power went out, the shelves were empty and their world was turned upside down. See how they met the challenge head on!
The past few day has rather blindsided me to be honest. I found out about the ridiculous homesteading copyright yesterday at about 11am, I was informed by you and other readers. I personally think that the claims the Drevaes family has tried to assert are ridiculous. I also feel that the copyright will soon be revoked, the Electronic Frontier Foundation has helped several people lawyer up and they have a very good track record.
The point is, I became aware of this after my posts were made, had I known about the controversy, the post would not have been made. The upshot of it all is that there have been some interesting conversations done in the comments. To delete the post would be to delete the comments and conversations.
So I invite you to continue reading the blog and would love to hear your thoughts.
Many of you know in addition to loving Tiny Houses, I have an interest in sustainable food systems, I see these things as very interconnected. Now Path To Freedom’s Urban Homestead is looking to start a sustainable village, where, dare I say, Tiny Houses just might find a home. Check out this video.
So I have talked before about Path To Freedom, which is this awesome urban homestead just barley outside of downtown LA, where they grow tons of food, have goats, bees and chickens. Then last night I was flipping channels and came upon a show called “you’re cut off”. Where the premise is women who are very pampered, depended on a benefactor, and completely disconnected with reality are cut off financially. These are women who spend over a half a million dollars a year, just on clothes. Well in this episode, they took a trip to the urban homestead to see how less is actually more. It gives an interesting perspective from both extremes: the less is more and the more is more schools of thought. click the photo below and go to the site to check it out