Buildings, Housing, and Real Estate

Community Problems

Population Loss – Fleeing Cities

News Reports 10 States People Are Fleeing And 10 States People Are Moving To - Forbes 12 major American cities that are shrinking - CBS News Americans are fleeing the most expensive US cities—and moving to these 10 more affordable places - CNBC Americans are moving...

Population Loss – Fleeing the U.S.

Videos 2022 Study: Where Americans Are Actually Moving Abroad – HireAHelper American "economic refugees" are increasingly retiring abroad - CBS News Millions of Americans have left the country. Where are they going, and why? - Washington Post - MSN Record Numbers of...

Community Solutions

Free State

~ Stossel on the Free State Project- Moving to New Hampshire for Liberty - YouTube ~ Free State Project - Liberty Lives in New Hampshire ~ The Freecoast ~ Freedom County ~ Free Keene ~ Shire Society Peace, Love, and...

Freedom Cells

~ The Freedom Cell Network – Peer to peer groups organizing themselves ~ What is a Freedom Cell? on Vimeo ~ Counter-economics- THIS is what a REAL revolution looks like - YouTube

Intentional Communities

~ Foundation for Intentional Communities

Liberty Zones

~ Liberty Zone - Safe haven defending the Constitution


~ Ubuntu Planet - Abundance & Prosperity for ALL ~ One Small Town Video Primer - YouTube

Eco Villages

~ Desert Ecovillage Built for the Rain - YouTube ~ Eco-Villages across the US - YouTube ~ The Ecovillage at Currumbin on Vimeo Websites ~ Eco-Village ~ ECO-VILLAGE DEVELOPMENT ~ Eco Villages Australia - Living Simply, Living Connected...

Open Source Communities

~ One Community Global ~ Open Source Communities - One Community Weekly Progress Update #287 - YouTube ~ Open Collective ~ What is Open Collective? - YouTube

Housing Problems


Eviction Crisis A housing ‘apocalypse’ is coming as coronavirus protections across the country expire - CNBC Advocates worry about an eviction crisis as 2021 approaches without a stimulus deal - CNBC America is facing an eviction crisis as moratoriums expire- ‘This is...

Foreclosures – Robo-Signing

Videos 9 Investigates: Banks accused of "robo-signing" - WFTV 9 ABC Biggest Banks Ensnared as Foreclosure Paperwork Problem Broadens — ProPublica Cheat Sheet- BofA Supplied Default Answers for 'Independent' Foreclosure Claims Reviewers — ProPublica Foreclosure Crisis-...

“Foreclosure King” – David Stern

David J. Stern's Florida Foreclosure Firm May Default On Loan - HuffPost David Stern – The Foreclosure King - Mandelman Matters Disgraced Foreclosure King David Stern Continues Selling Off Assets - MFI Miami Fallen Foreclosure King David J. Stern Disbarred – Mother...

“Foreclosure King” – Steve Mnuchin

VideosMainstream News California investigators wanted to sue Mnuchin bank over foreclosures - CNN Money Foreclosing on a 90-Year-Old Woman over 27 Cents and Other Heartwarming Tales from Steven Mnuchin’s Days at OneWest - Vanity Fair “Foreclosure King” Steven Mnuchin...

Foreclosure – Property Tax Liens

In 13 states, it’s legal for governments to steal your home equity - Pacific Legal Foundation Homes for the Taking - Collections - The Washington Post Local laws do little to protect homeowners - The Washington Post Small unpaid bills put residents at risk - Baltimore...


Homelessness was an epidemic in the U.S. long before the covid pandemic began HUD Growth Of Homelessness During 2020 Was 'Devastating,' Even Before The Pandemic - NPR HUD says homelessness in US has exploded, before and during pandemic - TheHill Homelessness Was on...

Skid Row

News Special How Los Angeles Created Skid Row - Daily Beast In LA, Poverty on Skid Row Defies US’ Humane Reputation - Pulitzer Center What to do about Skid Row - The Economist VideosDocumentariesFootage 

Real Estate Problems


News BlackRock, other investment firms 'killing the dream' of home ownership, journalist says - Fox News If You Sell a House These Days, the Buyer Might Be a Pension Fund - WSJ Wall Street firms like BlackRock are snapping up every single American home they can find....


Blackstone accused of flouting tenants’ rights - The Irish Times Blackstone Bets $6 Billion on Buying and Renting Homes - WSJ Blackstone Expands Further Into Rental Housing in the U.S. - The New York Times Blackstone Might Reach Its $1 Trillion Goal Four Years Ahead...

Wall St. Buying Up Real Estate

Buying Up Real Estate A $60 Billion Housing Grab by Wall Street - The New York Times Corporate Landlords Ready $110 Billion to Pounce on Homes - Business Insider David Sirota: Private equity firms buying up suburban neighborhoods have ‘deep ties’ to Democrats – The...


Could Zillow buy the neighborhood? iBuyers want to be the Amazon of real estate. What does that mean for the rest of us? - Vox How Zillow could skew housing prices – and push younger homebuyers out of the market - USA Today Zillow is unloading thousands of homes at...

Building Materials

Compressed Earth Blocks

PresentationInstructionalDemoDocumentaryWebsites Earth Block International – The Most Environmentally Friendly Way to Build


Videos Hempcrete: The Best Concrete is Made From Hemp! - Humans Be Free Let’s Talk about Hempcrete – OzHemp

Hemp Lego Blocks

Videos Hemp houses could be greener, fire-resistant and built like Lego - CBC News Lego-Style HEMP BLOCKS Make Building a House Quick Easy And Sustainable - SIA Magazin

Housing Types

Bamboo Houses

~ Magical houses, made of bamboo - Elora Hardy - YouTube


Coral Castle...Built by Edward Leedskalnin In Homestead Florida: The impressive creation of Ed Leedskalnin is a triumphant display of human ingenuity and shows the remarkable potential of what one person working alone can achieve by sheer willpower and intellect. How...

Cob Houses

Family’s Magical COB HOUSE made w/ Earth, Sand & Straw! Austin coder builds timeless cob home using precise patterns 12 YEARS Living Off-Grid on a Sustainable Homestead in a Self-Built Cob Home

Dome Homes

~ Domegaia's Beautiful Dome Home in Thailand - YouTube 15 Eco Efficient Dome Homes Eco Luxury Dome Homes - YouTube ~ Japanese warm house in 2 hours DIY. Step by step (Walls) - YouTube ~ WOMAN Builds Breathtaking SUSTAINABLE DOME HOMES -...

Earth Bag Houses

~ Sons and Father Casual Tour of Earthbag House they built for $7000 - YouTube ~ Teenage Sons and Father build entire Earthbag House for $7000 - YouTube ~ The Family Builds Earthbag Cabin - Full Version Movie - YouTube ~ The Family Builds Earthbag...


~ Earthship Biotecture on the Weather Channel - YouTube ~ Earthships self-sustaining homes for a post-apocalyptic land - YouTube ~ Earthships 101 part I ~ Earthships 101 part II ~ Healthy Homes - Te Timatanga Earthship New Zealand - YouTube...

Floating Homes

Off the Grid on a Homemade Island Off the Grid on a Homemade Island from Great Big Story on Vimeo. Off the Grid: A Couple Spends 24 Years Building a Floating Island Home in Canada ~ 17 Years Living Off-Grid on a Self-Built Island Homestead - Built with Salvaged...

Geodesic Domes

~ 450sqft Off Grid Glamping Dome! - Airbnb Geodesic Dome Tour! - YouTube ~ 15 Eco Efficient Dome Homes - Eco Luxury Dome Homes - YouTube ~ 16 years off-grid in Andalucia - Living in a geodesic dome. - YouTube ~ Dome away from Home. Building our off...

Hobbit Houses

~ HOBBIT HOLE in Washington Built to Live Out LOR Fantasy! - YouTube

Jungle Villas

Build Technologically Modern Forest Houses with Garden and Swimming Pool Living Off Grid, Build Bamboo House with Primitive Skills in Deep Jungle

Pyramid House

~ Gold Pyramid featured on Home Made Travel Channel - YouTube ~ INSIDE THE GOLDEN PYRAMID HOUSE - YouTube

Underground Homes

Idaho modern oldtimer builds underground & solar $50 houses Underground dome house of the family who led geese to fly home Most Unbelievable Underground Homes That Actually Exist! How To Build An Underground, Off-Grid, Virtually Indestructible...