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Who’d Build a Refrigerator?

In the previous post, I proposed some design principles for the construction of a better refrigerator, and suggested that an “open source design” model could be used to improve it continually through collaborative effort, and an iterative process. Being that

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Disposable Refrigerator and Something Better

The modern domestic refrigerator doesn’t use much more electricity than refrigerators from the 1940s.  Admittedly, modern models have greater volume, and no need to manually defrost, but it remains to be seen just how long they will remain functional.  What

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Creating Affordable Housing in Portland

There are many reasons for wanting to live in a city as beautiful and progressive as Portland.  For us, we like the fact that by staying close to the city core, we don’t have to commute for our jobs which

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Posted in Dwelling, Personal, The Squatch, Tiny House

Noodle Soup Village – Lite

As much as I’d like to build a tiny house community, like Noodle Soup Village, zoning and legal definitions of what is habitable are going to inhibit that dream.  A large scale endeavor like that is also wildly expensive, due

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Minimalism By Distillation

I’m going small and it feels good.  We’re in the process of finding a suitable motorhome to live in.  A beautiful Class C to modify for our purposes.  A remodeled rear bedroom for storage, a composting toilet in the lavatory,

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Posted in Dwelling, Marxism, Personal, Philosophy

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