Check out these land and house images:
Aeroplane which landed on a house through engine trouble
Image by National Library of Scotland
Aeroplane on a roof, Western Front, during World War I. This photograph of an aeroplane which has crash-landed on the roof of a building is a dramatic illustration of the flimsy nature of the early fighter planes. There is remarkably little apparent damage to the roof but the wood and fabric framework of the plane’s tail has folded up around a chimneystack.
Even as late as the spring of 1917, the Royal Flying Corps were losing about 50 planes every week. When possible, as appears to be happening in this case, the wreckage was salvaged and re-used.
[Original reads: ‘An aeroplane which landed on a house through engine trouble.’]
organic ecovillage drawing
Image by arimoore
a sketch of an idea. how do you start and then build an ecovillage for very little cost to the participants? my idea here was to collectively buy a farmhouse and barn, used temporarily for group housing while everyone builds together one, then another, then a whole group of resident-designed houses. (the ones here are all earth-bermed, passive solar designs. ithaca is COLD.) the houses would be built using timber, earth, stone, and other materials found on the land, with as little as possible going toward materials. windows and hardware would be found using freegan means. the houses would be off-grid.
the house/barn area would then go from group housing to a collective workshop / studio / guest room / office space, online and ongrid so folks can run cottage industries and have the room to do things collectively.
we’re actually interested in doing something along these lines (though collectively designed of course!), preferably with vegans but potentially with omnis, so long as collective funds and lands aren’t used for animal exploitation. here’s our listing in the intentional communities directory, for anyone interested in such things:
Pierpoint Landing Light House
Image by Renee Silverman
Dec 2008 Flickr meet @ Long Beach – Pierpoint Landing & the Pike
Lighthouse jetting up @ Pierpoint Landing.