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Aquaponics and EcoVille Food Production

Food production is one of the things that makes HomelessEcoVille unique.  One option for an EcoVillage is the use of aquaponics.  Hydroponics is a system of food production that uses little, if any, dirt in the growing of plants.  The seeds are planted in a variety of different mediums such as gravel or rockwool insulation. … Read more Aquaponics and EcoVille Food Production

Y2Y – Youth Providing Homeless Youth, Temporary Housing

NPR public radio, aired a story on Wednesday about a shelter for young adults only.  The story says that the spent $1,300,000 on renovations to the space which provides temporary housing for 22 youth for up to 30 days at a time. While i applaud this wonderful work, i can’t help but wonder what could… Read more Y2Y – Youth Providing Homeless Youth, Temporary Housing

Illegal to be Homeless in Florida

In Pensacola, FL, it is illegal to use a blanket to cover yourself from the elements.  Instead of throwing people in jail, and spending thousands upon thousands of dollars to keep them there, why not invest in Homeless EcoVillages? Florida Ordinance Makes It Illegal For Homeless To Use Blankets Let’s join together and establish EcoVillages… Read more Illegal to be Homeless in Florida

Wind Turbine Power Calculator

This is a simple calculator for anyone considering using wind power in their EcoVillage design.  Wind turbine designs have come a long way in producing efficient and aesthetically pleasing electric generators. Compliments of Energy Efficient Choices By providing for all the needs of needs of an EcoVillage by utilizing green energy sources, the monthly utility… Read more Wind Turbine Power Calculator

“Homeless in America’s Tent Cities”

I was looking for information about ‘tent cities’ in the US and abroad the other day, when I ran across this photo and audio exposé on Reuters called Homeless in America’s Tent Cities.  The article states; “Tracking tent cities is difficult, but the NLCHP identified more than 100 across 41 U.S. states from 2008-2013, though… Read more “Homeless in America’s Tent Cities”

Public lands for mico-Homeless Ecovillages?

In January of this year, 2015, there was a wonderful article in BuzzFeed about tiny home villages called Home Petite Home.  In the article, Tim Murphy starts with the question; “In the Pacific Northwest, people with nowhere else to go are forming micro-communities with communal kitchens and toilets but teeny, individual sleeping units. Could tiny homes,… Read more Public lands for mico-Homeless Ecovillages?

Homeless Ecoville has a new internet home

Homeless Ecoville has a new home on the web! We are pleased to announce to you, that we have registered the domain “homelessecoville.com” for the next two years! We would like to see this become a network of people sharing ideas and working towards making a Homeless Ecovillage a reality. We need you! If we… Read more Homeless Ecoville has a new internet home