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    Did anyone read this article?? I saw it in a different magazine but it's very inspiring!

    Zero-waste California home -
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    I follow their blog. It's quite inspirational even if my wife and I will never quite get there ourselves.
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    That is damn cool!

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    Inspirational. My husband and I are currently looking at ways to cut electricity and waste. We compost as much as we can. It is almost all food packaging that ends up in our garbage (which is a small bag every two weeks). The butcher I go to doesn't wrap meat in brown waxed paper, everything is on those styrofoam trays with plastic wrap, even custom orders. I hate it! Even if you rinse them off they start to stink after a couple days, which means we empty the garbage and put in a new bag when the other is not even a 1/4 full.
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    i'm a fan of simple and without clutter, but there is also some value in that room where you have the stuff on the wall, the photos, the ugly room with the happy things from your life, where you go and you will drink a beer.

    if i will have some clean, no-clutter house, i will still keep one ugly, lived-in room, where humans live and they keep their little mementos. of course, because i have style, this room in my house will look good. i don't know about you people. maybe you are better off throwing everything out.

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    i mean, one thing is to be simple, but it's another thing to be sterile.

    their living room doesn't look warm. it is one step away from a star trek spaceship.
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    also, this zero waste obsession, it is foolish.

    the big machine of modernity is colossal; i see no sense in stressing the brain to squeeze every last drop of efficiency out of the life; for every 5 pennies you save on some little detail, there is a factory in china that is spitting on you.

    i am not for sloppy use of electricity, but i do not see the benefits of squeezing little drops; squeeze squeeze.


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    I agree that the modern arrangement is much too sterile. A truly zero waste home would have been built out in the woods with existing and available materials, to start with. These people seem like they're building a creepy, hospital-like utopia rather than a home.
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    Zero waste maybe, but it's all new stuff.... hmm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthernMonkeyGirl View Post
    Zero waste maybe, but it's all new stuff.... hmm.
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    dat hobbit house is boss!

    as for thanks. sounds boring to be that crazy about it, but maybe I'm just materialistic. clothes from thrift only? really???

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