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Wide Open Space?

posted Oct 17, 2011, 6:06 AM by K Day   [ updated Nov 10, 2011, 11:41 AM ]
Living in Chicagoland and being Claustrophobic do NOT always go hand in hand. I guess growing up in the wide open spaces of rural Ohio where my closest neighbor was literally a mile away and probably Amish didn't help either. Throw in that I regularly went outside to the garden to "pick dinner" and I'm Jonesing for a bigger place to call home. This is not so easy to find here in Chicagoland, if you still want to be close to the city - which we do. Dad works in the loop, Taka spends a day a week in Lincoln Park for classes (not to mention all the other reasons we are regularly in the city) and we love living so close to the amenities Chicago offers. So moving an hour or more outside the city isn't going to happen anytime soon... But alas, I dream of gardens, solar panels, wind turbines and space, wonderful space. So what's a country girl to do? Buy 6 properties, string them together and pay a million dollars in taxes? Ummmm, No... So we dream...

As I dream, I research and read and learn. Right now I'm learning about Aquaponics, PV Solar panels, metal roofs, cargo container building and more. I need a place to keep all of the great websites I've found recently so I'm creating this post for that very specific purpose. I know, I know, what about Taka and Homeschooling, etc., etc., etc.? Well just clicky over to another page and you'll be fine dear. It's just that sometimes us mommies need to have other interests or our minds turn to mush :) 

Great blog by a realist, Ronin (not his real name), about architecture, "cargotecture", sustainability and general common sense that is so lacking today...

Ronin's Friend

Tonnes of great solar power info

Local Cargo Containers For Sale

Amazing Cargo Container Designs

General Common Sense and ways to be more "Green"

And the Prefab stuff