Category Archives: Treasure Chest

Sunrise in Mayo: Winter Solstice 2009

In what turned out to be one of only two years of heavy snow and temperatures reaching -20°C, I was fortunate enough to be at my home place in the west of Ireland. On top of that, it being the … Continue reading

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The Overview Effect

I find that moment in the sixties when the camera turns and shows humanity their home to be hugely significant, in particular, the words of the co-founder of the Overview Institute, David Beaver, who suggests that we were not actually … Continue reading

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Life is Easy?

Here’s another inspirational video from a man who seems to possess some real intelligence – a  knowledge of what’s really important in life. Jon Jandai founded PunPun, the centre for self-reliance near Chiang Mai in Thailand. He is a farmer, … Continue reading

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Irish Man Living Free & Off The Grid

Mark is 34 and comes from the West of Ireland. After finishing a Degree in Business, he now lives in a caravan, which he was given to him for free by a lady on He’s gone on to write … Continue reading

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