Our green spaces in Britain are shrinking along with our homes, with modern day homes having halved in sized in comparison with those built in 1920, while between 1983 and 2013 the average British garden has shrunk from 168 square metres to only 163.2 square metres. (more…)
Well a rural setting and everything that comes with it sort of gives it away, but living rural does indeed give one an advantage over city dwellers by way of the quality of the soil and other environmental factors with regards to growing your very own vegetables and even fruits. It’s likely that you’re better off in that regard if you do indeed live in a rural area, but the ability to grow your own fresh produce is not limited to those of us who live in rural areas, as detailed by Compost Direct, compost and grow bag retailer. Check out the infographic: (more…)
There is nothing new about harvesting rainwater for domestic use. This practice was already widely used by our ancestors. Rain represents an inexhaustible source of soft water and it can be used in all domestic activities that do not require drinking water. This represents 50% of the water we consume around the house!
We’ve all been there: overwhelmed by heaps of rubbish that seem to laugh at us because it knows that it has the upper hand. Or maybe your three-bedroom flat is functionally a two-bedroom unit because your junk decided it needed its own private space. Indeed, looking down the barrel of a waste tidal wave can be daunting. But fear not, fellow hoarder, for there is hope! (more…)
With the availability of the likes of solar geysers, water pumps and water tanks, rural living isn’t quite the huge sacrifice it once was. In fact, the only real disadvantage to it is being far away from fast-food outlets and convenience stores which are open 24 hours a day. It’s all relative of course and some people would gladly say that rural living is not quite as “rural” as it used to be. A drive into town every so often makes for a nice “outing” to occasionally look forward to, otherwise it’s really hard to miss the insane peak-hour traffic and noise pollution city-living has to offer. (more…)