It was the fall of 1971, I was young, a real hippy, having just graduated from college and living for 5 years in Brooklyn. I suddenly decided to take off for what I hoped would be a trip around the world. I had spend time in Italy studying architecture and traveling in 1969 and 1970 so this was not a totally new idea or adventure, but I left with just a few hundred dollars and a dream.
This was the time of Europe on $5 / day and less in places like Greece.
By late October I had been through the Greek Islands, Crete and Cyprus and after abandoning a planned route through Egypt, sitting in Rhodes, Turkey was the next stop.
In 1971, the south coast of Turkey was amazing, beautiful and totally undeveloped. Recent looks at it now show it has been discovered and is filled with Hotels, commercialized and spoiled.
This blog about small houses grew out of thoughts I had on that trip and recently i just discovered an oasis of the past. yes on that same coast.
Accommodation prices include breakfast, evening meal and internet and are as follows High Season (15 June - 15 September)
Bungalow 75 TL
Tent 55 TL
Own Tent 50 TL
Rates are about $35/day based on 2 Turkish lira to a US Dollar:
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The RA 240 SOLAR MAX solar furnace
Price:Sales price: 2,795.00
The Cansolair Solar Max 240 consists of a four foot by seven foot solar collector (28 Square feet). The Solar Max can be mounted on the roof or the south side of the house.
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Grand on a Small Scale
Townhouse at 75½ Bedford St. in Greenwich Village Is 9 ½ Feet Wide
"I have not always inhabited small spaces, but I think everyone should try it," Mr. Gund said as he walked through his new treasure, tape measure in hand. His bed nearly fills the width of the interior of the house, which he measured at 8 feet 1 inch.
Mr. Gund paid $3.25 million in June for the Dutch-style gabled house steeped in history. It was built in 1873, filling in a courtyard between two much older houses, including one dating to 1799 that is the oldest house in Greenwich Village, according to the landmarks commission.
A plaque on Mr. Gund’s three-story, red-brick house notes poet Edna St. Vincent Millay once lived there in the 1920s. Margaret Mead, John Barrymore and William Steig, the cartoonist, also slept there, local buffs and brokers say.
City records list the apartment as 999 square feet. The purchase price works out to $3,253 per square foot, among the highest amounts paid per square foot for a townhouse in the Village.
State University of New York Michael Amadori looks into a fish tank growing tilapia in a lab at the State University of New York. The fish waste is used to grow lettuce. By John Roach, Contributing Writer, NBC News If, in a few years, you are suddenly overcome with a sense that there’s something fishy about the lettuce in your salad, you might be on to something. There’s a chance it was grown with fish poop. “There’s no fish taste whatsoever,” Michael Amadori, a master’s student in ecological engineering at the State University of New York’s College of Environmental Science and Forestry, assured me Wednesday. For now, Amadori is growing the futuristic lettuce in question as part of a science experiment aimed at closing the loop between the food we throw away and the food we eat. Americans throw out about 25 percent of their food, he noted, a fact that led him to ask: “Can I take this waste product in our society and turn it into a value-added product?” To find out, he’s set up an experiment where he feeds dried food waste from a student cafeteria to fish in freshwater tanks and uses the fish poop to grow Boston Bibb lettuce. The concept is called “aquaponics,” a combination of fish farming and hydroponics (growing vegetables without soil). Though not new, this is the first time it has been tried with post-consumer food waste to feed fish. Most aquaponic systems, Amadori said, spend about 50 percent of their operating budget on commercial fish feed, which is typically pellets made from ground up fish, corn, and vitamins. So, while systems such as the Massachusetts Avenue Project in Buffalo, N.Y., and Growing Power in Milwaukee, Wis., are great socially and environmentally, “they are having trouble making a profit,” Amadori said. His experiment is set up in a greenhouse where tilapia, a hardy freshwater fish that will eat just about anything, is raised in half a dozen 55-gallon barrels holding 20 fish each. The cafeteria food waste is ground up, dried, and broken up into pellets that are fed to the fish in three of the tanks. The other fish are fed commercial pellets as a control factor. Temperature-controlled water from the fish tanks is cycled into graveled-filled containers where the lettuce grows. “The gravel bed has bacteria that convert the fish waste into plant food and then the plants remove that and the water returns (to the fish tank) clean,” Amadori explained. The experiment has been running for about four months. The fish won’t be harvested until they weigh around a pound, at about one year of age. The lettuce, however, is abundant. “I’m making 18 heads a week and it is delicious,” Amadori said. “It tastes just like the lettuce you buy at the grocery store.
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