Blue Forest: Making sustainable treehouse living a reality

Tree house living is a dream for some, and brothers Simon and Andy Payne are the guys making that a reality with their wonderful and magical treehouses. Since forming their business, Blue Forest, in 2003, the brothers have been behind the design and construction of magical treehouses, sustainable buildings, and eco classrooms around the world. Among some of their wonderful constructions include The Magic Home, … Continue reading Blue Forest: Making sustainable treehouse living a reality

Lantana Furniture: Turning an invasive forest weed in India into furniture

Indigenous tribes in southwest India have found a solution for an invasive forest weed that causes harm to native plant species, by cutting the weed down and using it to create furniture. Lantana camara is an invasive weed that has spread through many forest ecosystems across India. It was brought into India from South America in 1809 as an ornamental shrub. It is now one of … Continue reading Lantana Furniture: Turning an invasive forest weed in India into furniture

Candles: A guide to wax and what to look for in making an eco-friendly choice

Candles are used throughout homes for many purposes – for decoration, for magical purposes, for providing light and even for heating a space. Sales of candles are estimated at approximately $3.2 billion annually in the US alone, excluding sales of candle accessories such as holders. While Britons spend £90m on scented candles every year. There are many different types of candles – votives, tapers, container candles … Continue reading Candles: A guide to wax and what to look for in making an eco-friendly choice

HuskeeCup: Elegant cups made from coffee husk waste keep coffee hotter for longer

HuskeeCup is taking on coffee husk waste to create durable, reusable ceramic coffee cups that are sustainable and keeps coffee hotter for longer. The average coffee fiend is responsible for the annual production of some 6.6 pounds of coffee husk waste, according to HuskeeTech, the Australian company behind the sustainable HuskeeCup. HuskeeCup, which is designed to last for years, features a stunning fin-like design, making it … Continue reading HuskeeCup: Elegant cups made from coffee husk waste keep coffee hotter for longer

Young family “look forward to a bright future” in their tiny home

Moving into a “tiny home” is becoming an affordable and sustainable choice for many people  including young families. Asheville-based couple Andrew and Rachel built a tiny home, only seven-metres in length, in a stunning forest location, to accommodate them and their young son. The metal and cedar-wood clad tiny home features a master bedroom on the ground floor and a loft space, housing a kids bedroom … Continue reading Young family “look forward to a bright future” in their tiny home

Floor cleaning guide [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

We walk all over them every day. Backwards and forwards. Up and down. Our floors are probably the most used areas of our homes and yet they’re often neglected. With advice on everyday care and stain removal for different types of flooring, this guide will be your one stop shop for ensuring all your floors live long, and prosper! via Floor cleaning guide [Infographic] — ecogreenlove Continue reading Floor cleaning guide [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

Mangle & Wringer: Natural cleaning remedies for households

Mangle & Wringer have created a line of natural household cleaning products without any harsh chemicals or ingredients that is kind to both skin and the environment. The Mangle & Wringer range has all the key household cleaning items including an oxygen bleach – a safe and non-toxic, biodegradable alternative to harsh chlorine bleach that can be used in the bathroom as well as to … Continue reading Mangle & Wringer: Natural cleaning remedies for households

How to use crystals in your home

Crystals are not only beautiful gems and rocks from Mother Earth but they are also powerful energy emitters and have a number of properties that can assist you through your daily life – be it for healing, to attract abundance and prosperity or for protection. This video is a useful guide to crystals that you can use in and around your home to create a … Continue reading How to use crystals in your home

SerpentSea: Homewares and jewellery made from recycled marine rope

SerpentSea create stunning and intricate home accessories and jewellery pieces, with a nautical and Greek mythology inspired theme, from recycled marine rope. Floor mats, key rings, bracelets and chokers are some of the items made by Serpent Sea, crafted using knotting and weaving techniques used by sailors for centuries. Four different knots have been used in the creation of SerpentSea’s hardwearing mats, which can be … Continue reading SerpentSea: Homewares and jewellery made from recycled marine rope

Bokashi: A composting solution to food waste

Wondering what to do with those scrap bits of food waste that can’t be salvaged? Bokashi is a Japanese fermentation system that pickles all your kitchen waste before transforming it into compost. Bokashi Buckets are eco-friendly composters, which come in a range of sizes that will work for any space whether you live in a small flat or a large house, that are easy to use … Continue reading Bokashi: A composting solution to food waste