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10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

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tara46Build a eco friendly House

In 2011 we plan are building one of these homes
http://buildecofriendlyhouse.com 3 years ago


Graham Beechthis is a long term goal

but it is definitely possible, may not be in this country though. 3 years ago


danbecUntitled

hi 4 years ago


bnturner91Eco Friendly Smart House

I am doing a senior project and I am going to create an eco friendly smart house. What’s different about my house is that it has technology to control most of the house and it would also be solar, water,air powered to decrease billing. I am still searching for information my finished product will be a 3d model of what I am creating. 6 years ago


supergreenUntitled

We bought a new home and when it is built we want to make it as eco-friendly as possible. With all these crazy natural disasters we want to not be so dependent on our unreliable resourses that seem to be running out and going up in price. ie)natural gas etc. 6 years ago


alanudiEco-Hippie

I want a house that is self sustaining and without any unnatural objects in it’s composition. 6 years ago


suzipapeGreen eco friendly new HOME

The plan is to build a home in the mountains within the next two years that is used with recyced materials, we will re-use water (collect rain water, etc ) and use solar or wind power if we can figure out how to do it. 6 years ago


hollybethPlease send your input about eco-friendly ideas

I would really like to build an eco-friendly home, but the process seems daunting to someone like me with zero experience or knowledge in the field. Any ideas or comments would be appreciated. I’m especially looking for cost-effective methods as our budget is sadly going to have to determine how “green” we can be.
Thanks! 7 years ago


ramsayhomeWe are doing this right now!

We are building our eco-friendly dream right now and blogging about the entire process!

Follow and learn from a Canadian family building a home in the City of Calgary. The project is an environmentally friendly, modern small house that blends into the cultural heritage of urban Calgary. Our site includes research from home building sites, home renovation sites, and Calgary companies involved in our home building project 7 years ago


homestylemamamy future home

I envision homes of the future having to use other resources other than natural gas and coal. I see my home as being close to a waterfall, and using the water’s movement to generate power for the fridge, the microwave, small electronics, the TV, and the washing machine. I see my home having loads of candles and oil lamps, rather than lightbulbs. Skylights will be spread throughout. There will be a greenhouse on the property, a reasonably small one. That will be where the food comes from. I will fasten plastic tubing to the framework of the greenhouse which will have misting holes throughout. To water the plants, I will simply fill a barrel full of water, and use a hand pump to create a suction that will cause the water to push through the piping and water the plants. We will have an outhouse with a dumbwaiter to lift the poopoo tub, and then use the poo to fertilize. If that ends up being nasty, we will simply poo and that will be the end of it.
We will bathe in the waterfall, and wash our hands in the stream. We will eat various animal habitants of our land, especially fish and any livestock we raise. We will sell alpaca fur to pay the mortgage, the medical bills, property taxes, and you know, like the biplane I keep hidden away. Soon, a small village will form, with enlightened people, and a little one room schoolhouse. It will come about at about the time the Earths oil resources run out. There will be a few cars, but they will be run on hemp or corn oil, and only used by emergency personnel and the filthy rich. Soon, a city will come to be, and taxis honking and municipal codes will fill my mind with constant dread. But I wont care, because by then I will be an infamous urban legend, known only as “the crazy old hag who started it all”. I will be so close to death that nothing will matter to me at all, and my home will be so run down and full of newspapers and cats that theyll have to take me to the old folks home where I will pretend to be a witch, casting make believe curses on the skinny little CNAs. But my doctor will be a cute little old baldie with blue eyes who understands me, and we will look at our baby pictures together, reminiscing on the “olden days”, two insane peas in an insane little pod I used to call home sweet home. Then I will die. LOL! Ok so the last part might not be true, but its still funny. 8 years ago


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