Little Houses Outside Cookstown (2007)

There are a string of these little houses outside of Cookstown, sort of on the way to Beeton.

Likely you have seen them if you travel in the area. The surprising thing is that people do sometimes still live in some of them. I found out while taking photos one day. I still pass by them but haven’t gone for another round of photographing them.

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The VW Bus Comes to the End of the Road

I always wanted to have an old van and travel across Canada. Most of the time I was thinking of a VW Camper/ Bus. Now there won’t be any more of them. The VW Vanagan is being retired. Of course, you can get vintage VW’s still, or toys like this Matchbox toy VW I found on eBay.
vw1 vw2Matchbox NR 34B Volkswagen Caravette Camper LT Green 1962 | eBay.

Pedalling their School Bus

Fast CoExist: Dutch Kids Pedal their own Bus to School:

The Dutch are bicycle fanatics. Almost half of daily travel in the Netherlands is by bicycle, while the country’s bike fleet comfortably outnumbers its 16 million people. Devotees of the national obsession have taken the next logical step by launching what is likely the first bicycle school bus.

Built by Tolkamp Metaalspecials, and sold by the De Cafe Racer company, the bicycle school bus (BCO in Dutch) is powered entirely by children and the one adult driver (although there is an electric motor for tough hills). Its simple design has eight sets of pedals for the kids (ages 4 to 12), a driver seat for the adult, and three bench seats for freeloaders. The top speed is about 10 miles per hour, and features a sound system and canvas awning to ward off rainy days.

What a great way to get the kids exercising and active first thing in the day. They can burn off some energy so they will be more likely to sit and listen in class too.

Freedom, Anarchy and the Absurd

The New Escapologist – Sounds like the kind of site I’d like.

New Escapologist is a magazine for white-collar functionaries with escape on the brain. We offer practical exit strategies from demeaning day jobs and celebrate the ‘flight’ bit of ‘fight or flight’.

Each issue is a compendium of funny and practical essays on the subject of escape, through the lenses of economics, travel, psychology, philosophy and the arts. We promote freedom, anarchy and the absurd.

TOPICS WE LIKE
Absurdism
Anarchism
Bad Faith
Cottage Industry
Entrepreneurship
Frugality
Internationalism
Motility
Surreal Humour
Testimony of Simplicity
Voluntary Simplicity

THINGS WE LIKE

 

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