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Treehouse Community

Finca Bellavista (FBV) is a sustainable treehouse community situated on 600 acres of land in the mountainous South Pacific coastal region of Costa Rica. FBV is the brainchild of Mateo and Erica Hogan, a married couple from Colorado who fell in love with Costa Rica.

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Home-grown herbs: How to grow herbs indoors easily
Even if you only have a single windowsill or a square foot of spare countertop, as long as there’s some light source (doesn’t even have to be the sun!), you can cultivate your own indoor garden with minimal cost and even less effort.
Herbs are a great choice for beginners due to the multi-use, double duty nature: not only do they add natural seasoning and organic flavor to our favorite dishes, but many of them have uses wholly outside the kitchen.
Here are two perfect examples of indoor herb garden staples that are easy to cultivate even if you’re cursed with a brown thumb.

Home-grown herbs: How to grow herbs indoors easily

Even if you only have a single windowsill or a square foot of spare countertop, as long as there’s some light source (doesn’t even have to be the sun!), you can cultivate your own indoor garden with minimal cost and even less effort.

Herbs are a great choice for beginners due to the multi-use, double duty nature: not only do they add natural seasoning and organic flavor to our favorite dishes, but many of them have uses wholly outside the kitchen.

Here are two perfect examples of indoor herb garden staples that are easy to cultivate even if you’re cursed with a brown thumb.

3 DIY Halloween wine bottle decorations

What is the perfect way to deal with kids that are all hopped up on a Halloween sugar rush?
Alcohol — for the adults, not to counteract the little ghouls’ and goblins’ sugar high, for the record.
If you’re going to be cracking open a bottle or two of vino this week (or happen to have a few already empty bottles laying around) you can make them into some super cheap and awesome looking Halloween decorations.

3 DIY Halloween wine bottle decorations

What is the perfect way to deal with kids that are all hopped up on a Halloween sugar rush?

Alcohol — for the adults, not to counteract the little ghouls’ and goblins’ sugar high, for the record.

If you’re going to be cracking open a bottle or two of vino this week (or happen to have a few already empty bottles laying around) you can make them into some super cheap and awesome looking Halloween decorations.

 5 ways to save energy in your living room alone
Sometimes trying to find ways to save energy at home is a daunting task, why not just focus on one room?

5 ways to save energy in your living room alone

Sometimes trying to find ways to save energy at home is a daunting task, why not just focus on one room?

Wind-proof DIY patio umbrella stand doubles as planter
You have a patio. You have a patio table. You have a patio umbrella.
Correction, you had a patio umbrella — the wind just blew it away.
This great DIY idea shows you how to turn a decorative planter into a patio umbrella stand that will seemingly withstand all but hurricane force winds. And bonus, you can actually still use the planter for plants!

Wind-proof DIY patio umbrella stand doubles as planter

You have a patio. You have a patio table. You have a patio umbrella.

Correction, you had a patio umbrella — the wind just blew it away.

This great DIY idea shows you how to turn a decorative planter into a patio umbrella stand that will seemingly withstand all but hurricane force winds. And bonus, you can actually still use the planter for plants!

The BEST tool for keeping your reusable bottle clean
Reusable water bottles rock. They make sense environmentally and monetarily. Using a reusable water bottle that is BPA-free, stainless steel, or glass makes it easy to fill up and hydrate in health- and eco-friendly fashion no matter where you find yourself.
Unfortunately, keeping those reusable water bottles clean is not as easy as it may seem.
Many popular “natural” water bottle cleaning techniques can still leave a nasty film on the inside of your bottle. The majority of water bottle brushes have such stiff bristles that they can scratch the inside of your bottle, creating tiny havens for bacteria to thrive.
Enter the Good Grips Bottle Brush from OXO.

The BEST tool for keeping your reusable bottle clean

Reusable water bottles rock. They make sense environmentally and monetarily. Using a reusable water bottle that is BPA-free, stainless steel, or glass makes it easy to fill up and hydrate in health- and eco-friendly fashion no matter where you find yourself.

Unfortunately, keeping those reusable water bottles clean is not as easy as it may seem.

Many popular “natural” water bottle cleaning techniques can still leave a nasty film on the inside of your bottle. The majority of water bottle brushes have such stiff bristles that they can scratch the inside of your bottle, creating tiny havens for bacteria to thrive.

Enter the Good Grips Bottle Brush from OXO.

Make stylish tea light holders from nothing but wire 
Want to add some style to an indoor or outdoor living space on the cheap?
All you need is a roll of wire and some pliers.
I stumbled across this DIY tea light holder idea from Remodelista via Pinterest the other day. It reminds me a lot of this very chic (and popular) hanging candle holder made from a wine bottle.

Make stylish tea light holders from nothing but wire

Want to add some style to an indoor or outdoor living space on the cheap?

All you need is a roll of wire and some pliers.

I stumbled across this DIY tea light holder idea from Remodelista via Pinterest the other day. It reminds me a lot of this very chic (and popular) hanging candle holder made from a wine bottle.

4 simple ways to slay energy vampires at home 
Vampire energy — or phantom load — is the energy that is used by appliances that have a standby function  (like microwaves and TV’s) or are designed to draw no-load power  (consuming power without offering any features — like a toaster).
These energy vampires are sucking the life out of your electric bill too.
Fortunately, any consumer can be turned into the finest Buffy-esque  vampire energy slayer with the most minimal of training and weapons.

4 simple ways to slay energy vampires at home

Vampire energy — or phantom load — is the energy that is used by appliances that have a standby function (like microwaves and TV’s) or are designed to draw no-load power (consuming power without offering any features — like a toaster).

These energy vampires are sucking the life out of your electric bill too.

Fortunately, any consumer can be turned into the finest Buffy-esque vampire energy slayer with the most minimal of training and weapons.

Four factors to consider before seed shopping
If you want to enjoy a bountiful garden in the summer, NOW is the time to start your seeds indoors. But how do you choose between organic/non-gmo seeds and conventional seeds?
These 4 pointers will help get you going in the right direction.

Four factors to consider before seed shopping

If you want to enjoy a bountiful garden in the summer, NOW is the time to start your seeds indoors. But how do you choose between organic/non-gmo seeds and conventional seeds?

These 4 pointers will help get you going in the right direction.