Settlement Lifestyle

Legalities: Part 3

Last time I talked briefly about the requirements to register my school bus as a motor home in Arizona. First, any vehicle with seating for 14 persons or more is automatically classified as a commercial vehicle.  This comes in to… Continue Reading →

The Bus: Legalities

Governments can never keep up with the average guy who wants to modify his bike, car, motorcycle, house … or in my case school bus.  In point of fact, there doesn’t seem to be any legislation defining requirements that would… Continue Reading →

Economics, Law, and Politics of the Space Frontier

I found myself following a thread in a Yahoo group recently, whose topic “Multi-planetary species”, was rounding several points from UFO’s, to the probability of other space faring species, to the politics, and economics of the Outer Space Treaty.  The… Continue Reading →

These are NOT antiques

It’s fun to watch antiques roadshow occasionally and share in the discovery of some tiny item from the attic that is worth hundreds, or chuckle when that old lamp turns out to be a low end copy of a fancy… Continue Reading →

Grooming and Habits

Close quarters becomes problematic after just a few days.  And when water usage must be judicious, it can become challenging.  So I started to evaluate some of my habits, not just the time I take, but the amount of water… Continue Reading →

Adjusting to a Settlement Mind Set: Grooming

As we look forward to establishing settlements on the Moon, Mars, and other destinations, we need to strongly reevaluate the way we live. Not just how we handle our food, waste, and water, but we must consider the very habits… Continue Reading →

Spring Cleaning

I have had the misfortune to move myself and family many times throughout my life.  Sometimes across town, and sometimes across the country.  Each time there was the agonizing issue of going through our STUFF and deciding what things just… Continue Reading →

Preparing for the Space Settlement Lifestyle

As the construction of the Tiny Home Prototype neared completion, the idea struck me that I needed to make some changes to be able to live in this truly tiny space for any length of time.  The fact is, that… Continue Reading →

Waste Processing with a Composting Toilet

One of the challenges of building a Biome that can be self-sustaining is handling wastes.  We’re talking about food wastes, garden wastes, and human wastes of feces and urine.  Any habitat off of the Earth must be able to not… Continue Reading →

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