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Tesla Motors Releases Patents on Their Electric Vehicles to Help Pave the Way for Others

Posted on Jun 14, 2014 in Alt Energy, Tiny Homes, & Structures, Constitutional & Liberty Issues, Science & Technology

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: Tesla Motors

Yesterday, there was a wall of Tesla patents in the lobby of our Palo Alto headquarters. That is no longer the case. They have been removed, in the spirit of the open source movement, for the advancement of electric vehicle technology.

Tesla Motors was created to accelerate the advent of sustainable transport. If we clear a path to the creation of compelling electric vehicles, but then lay intellectual property landmines behind us to inhibit others, we are acting in a manner contrary to that goal. Tesla will not initiate patent lawsuits against anyone who, in good faith, wants to use our technology.

When I started out with my first company, Zip2, I thought patents were a good thing and worked hard to obtain them. And maybe they were good long ago, but too often these days they serve merely to stifle progress, entrench the positions of giant corporations and enrich those in the legal profession, rather than the actual inventors. After Zip2, when I realized that receiving a patent really just meant that you bought a lottery ticket to a lawsuit, I avoided them whenever possible....

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Documents Explicitly Link BLM & Sen. Harry Reid to Bundy Ranch Land Grab for Chinese Solar Farm, Special Interests Thumbnail

Documents Explicitly Link BLM & Sen. Harry Reid to Bundy Ranch Land Grab for Chinese Solar Farm, Special Interests

Posted on Apr 13, 2014 in Alphabet Agencies & Operations, Alt Energy, Tiny Homes, & Structures, Constitutional & Liberty Issues, Police, Military, & War, Political Issues, Urban Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: Kit Daniels

The Bureau of Land Management, whose director was Sen. Harry Reid’s (D-Nev.) former senior adviser, has purged documents from its web site stating that the agency wants Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s cattle off of the land his family has worked for over 140 years in order to make way for solar panel power stations.

Deleted from BLM.gov, but reposted for posterity by the Free Republic, the BLM document entitled “Cattle Trespass Impacts” directly states that Bundy’s cattle “impacts” solar development, more specifically the construction of “utility-scale solar power generation facilities” on “public lands.”

“Non-Governmental Organizations have expressed concern that the regional mitigation strategy for the Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone utilizes Gold Butte as the location for offsite mitigation for impacts from solar development, and that those restoration activities are not durable with the presence of trespass cattle,” the document states.

The first segment of the document pulled by the feds from BLM.gov.

The first segment of the document pulled by the feds from BLM.gov.

Another BLM report entitled “Regional Mitigation Strategy for the Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone” (BLM Technical Note 444) reveals that Bundy’s land in question is within the “Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone and surrounding area” which is part of a broad U.S....

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Off Grid Cooking & Power: BioLite Stove and Kettle Are the Perfect Prepper Package Thumbnail

Off Grid Cooking & Power: BioLite Stove and Kettle Are the Perfect Prepper Package

Posted on Apr 09, 2014 in - Geeks, Gadgets, & Gizmos, Alt Energy, Tiny Homes, & Structures, Emergency Preparedness & Survival, Health, Food News, & Big Pharma, Urban Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

BioLite Stoves make cooking on wood as clean, safe, and easy as modern fuels, while generating electricity to charge phones, lights and other electronics off-grid.

With only a handful of twigs, trash, leaves, or pinecones, it can charge an iPhone 4S in as little as 20 minutes of burn time, while boiling a liter of water in under five minutes!

Click the image to find out more and purchase with the security of Amazon.com, as well as helping support TruthisTreason.net! 

Using BioLite’s patent-pending thermoelectric technology, BioLite Stoves convert heat to electricity, which in turn, powers a fan to make the fire ultra-efficient. Excess electricity is then used to power low voltage electronics, such as LED lighting, cellphones, and radios. By having a device that can serve multiple purposes, you can reduce your payload weight and save space.

BioLite recently added two great additions to their line-up, the grill and kettle attachments. With the KettlePot, you need only bring a single piece of cookware that can satisfy a variety of situations and needs. Whether you are making a pot of coffee to start your day or cooking a meal for four at the end of a long hike, the BioLite KettlePot is a true grab-and-go system, conveniently housing the actual stove within itself when on the move....

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Casa Cúbica: Contemporary Shipping Container Cabin with Roof Deck

Posted on Apr 02, 2014 in Alt Energy, Tiny Homes, & Structures, DIY Projects, Urban Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: Small House Bliss

Cúbica is a company in Costa Rica that specializes in alternative construction, based on repurposed shipping containers. They have built residential, commercial, and institutional projects from cast-off containers. Cúbica cites lower cost, short delivery times, earthquake resistance and low maintenance as a few of the advantages of using containers.

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One of their flagship designs, the Casa Cúbica, is a compact dwelling built from a 20-foot shipping container. A 20-foot container has just 160 ft2 of space, but Cúbica stretches that out with a short extension at one end, as well as pushing the front glass area outwards, and creating a unique space on the roof deck.

The back wall of the living space is lined with cabinetry, containing the kitchenette, closets, and a Murphy bed. The extension provides a space for built-in bunk beds, while the bathroom is at the opposite end. The bathroom has a separate compartment housing the toilet and a stacked washer and dryer.

Two sets of sliding patio doors open the space to the deck. The shower also has direct access to the outdoors....

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Chico Tiny House: a Married Couple’s 120 Square Foot Dream

Posted on Mar 08, 2014 in Alt Energy, Tiny Homes, & Structures, Urban Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

A husband and wife team of dreamers based in Chico, CA, have built a 120 square foot tiny home on a limited budget, and with no construction experience. With only $6,000 in the bank, the two started learning construction tradecraft via YouTube and a few books, and before long, they had a beautiful tiny home.

The couple describe their work as, “holding the vision of bringing a community based sustainable world into existence, one alternative dwelling at a time!”

We designed the shell to be simple and approachable for first time builders. And because our budget was as tiny as the house, we used as much salvaged, reclaimed, restored, discounted and second hand materials as possible. The chronic lack of funds inspired a lot of creativity and I discovered an amazing alchemical skill for transforming trash to treasure. The whole thing cost less than $8500 to build and took about 9 months to manifest.

We have plans to develop the edible landscape with recycled grey water, a tiny greenhouse, and rainwater catchment system.

Images of the Chico Tiny House...

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Luxurious, Contemporary Cinder Block Home: Hampden Lane

Posted on Jan 03, 2014 in Alt Energy, Tiny Homes, & Structures

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Hampden Lane House

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Home designed by Robert Gurney Architect in Bethesda, Maryland.

Pics by Maxwell MacKenzie, Architectural Photographer....

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Florida Woman Evicted from Own Home for Living Off the Grid

Posted on Dec 16, 2013 in Alt Energy, Tiny Homes, & Structures, Constitutional & Liberty Issues, Emergency Preparedness & Survival, Urban Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

FOX4 reports on a Cape Coral, Florida, woman who is being targeted by code enforcement officials because her home is “off grid.”

Robin Speronis, who outright owns her house, with property taxes up to date (do you truly own it if you continue paying “rent” in the form of property taxes?), has been served with an eviction notice after the local FOX affiliate ran a story about her living off the grid.

“A code enforcement officer came, knocked on the door, then posts a placard that says “Uninhabitable Property – Do Not Enter”, says Robin, as she reads the sign.

A local attorney has picked up the case, pro bono.

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Hayden’s Headlines: Homeless Learning to Code, New Islands, Vintage Trailers, and More

Posted on Sep 26, 2013 in Alt Energy, Tiny Homes, & Structures, Economic News, Federal Reserve & Bankers, Global & National News
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School Bus Conversion: a Lesson in Small Space Design

Posted on Aug 30, 2013 in Alt Energy, Tiny Homes, & Structures

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: Hank Bought a Busvia Cryptogon

The bus was purchased on Craigslist for $3000, and has had about $6000 in improvements. It’s not pocket change, but it’s less than a down payment on a home, and it’s less than I paid in tuition for my last semester of grad school. The majority of the work was completed in 15 weeks, just in time for my final review (although the first seven weeks were almost entirely design and prototyping, with the bulk of the construction completed in the last month and a half of the semester).

It’s not an original premise, but I don’t feel the opportunities have been explored very thoroughly and I wanted to show people the the potential in converting an existing vehicle.

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There are some great shots of the bus in the posts that document our journey, but the full extent of functionality and flexibility isn’t apparent from just those images. This gallery elaborates on how the space is organized to create an environment that is comfortable, functional, and flexible.

Hit the Gallery here at Hank Bought a Bus

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Hayden’s Headlines: Rainbow Six Patriots, Political Asylum, and Hacking Cars

Posted on Jun 23, 2013 in Alphabet Agencies & Operations, Alt Energy, Tiny Homes, & Structures, Blog, Editorials, & Thoughts, Police, Military, & War, Political Issues, Science & Technology

Hayden’s Headlines: Wyoming Gun Protection, Noveske, Cozy Cottages, DIY Aquaponics, and Team Tactics

Posted on Jan 11, 2013 in Alphabet Agencies & Operations, Alt Energy, Tiny Homes, & Structures, Blog, Editorials, & Thoughts, Constitutional & Liberty Issues, DIY Projects, Emergency Preparedness & Survival, Global & National News, Health, Food News, & Big Pharma, Political Issues, Urban Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
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Collection of Tiny Homes, Off-Grid Cabins, and Shipping Container Houses

Posted on Dec 14, 2012 in Alt Energy, Tiny Homes, & Structures, Blog, Editorials, & Thoughts, Featured Articles, Urban Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

One of my biggest passions is alternative architecture and radical self-reliance.  I try to showcase it regularly here on TruthisTreason.net, but it’s been awhile since I have posted a good collection of projects.  So, without further ado, here are a few abodes that have caught my eye recently!

Bootjack Cabin

The story of a young couple building a modern cabin off the grid in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

We are Caleb and Marci Larsen. We met in art school and got married in 2003. In the past eight years we’ve lived in Kalamazoo, MI, Portland, ME, Seattle, WA, Providence, RI, Tulum, Mexico, Hancock, MI, and now, Calumet, MI. This nomadic lifestyle has mostly been for fun, to experience different cities and parts of the world.

We’ve decided to build a cabin (‘camp’ in local parlance) and will be blogging about the experience. From our inspirations, plans, triumphs, to our failures, frustrations, and utter devastations – this is our return to Bootjack.

Read about their adventures here -> Bootjack Cabin

Orcas Island Cabin

Design by Vandervort Architects

Hayden’s Note: 

I couldn’t find much information regarding this particular cabin, other than basic dimensions and such from Vandervort Architects.  ...

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Living Small in a Big World: Alternative Architecture, Tiny Homes, and Strawbale

Posted on Nov 20, 2012 in Alt Energy, Tiny Homes, & Structures, DIY Projects, Emergency Preparedness & Survival, Urban Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: Vimeo

Andrew Morrison, of StrawBale.com, is interviewed on living small, the role of straw bale construction as a solution for housing, and his experience of living in a pop-up tent trailer in Baja for several months after selling more than half of his belongings.

Hayden’s Note:

While I looove alternative architecture and tiny homes, it is not for some “save the planet” motive.  My obsession with tiny homes is rooted in the evolving shift in perception and understanding that we need to get back to basics, natural settings, and efficiency, coupled with the ability to create Tiny Towns, build small communities, and become radically self-reliant; throwing off the shackles of not only an out of control government, but being truly self sufficient in as many areas as possible.

Living SMALL In A big World from Gabriella Morrison on Vimeo....

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Hayden’s Headlines: WoW Player Wins Senate Seat, Tiny Homes, the CIA, and the Marijuana Vote

Posted on Nov 09, 2012 in Alphabet Agencies & Operations, Alt Energy, Tiny Homes, & Structures, Blog, Editorials, & Thoughts, Economic News, Emergency Preparedness & Survival, Federal Reserve & Bankers, Global & National News
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Retro Viking Short Bus Transformed into Beautiful Guest Bedroom

Posted on Nov 06, 2012 in Alt Energy, Tiny Homes, & Structures, DIY Projects, Urban Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: Tiny House BlogOne of my favorite websites! Be sure to bookmark them!

Portland, Maine architect Will Winkelman provided this restoration on a 1959 Chevrolet Viking short bus. His client was looking for something flexible and movable for both wilderness exploration as well as being functional and funky for a guest bedroom at home.

To make it funky, Winkleman infused an alternative life into the bus. With beads, dangles, and paisleys, they brought the 60′s lifestyle into the bus.

Read the full article and see more pictures at Remodelista and Tiny House Blog!

Photo Credits: Remodelista

short bus

living area

guest bedroom...

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