Hi, my name is Ben and I’m the creator of Tiny Eco Home Life. The name is a bit of a mouthful I know, but the sentiment is there!
I have a passion for all that is simple and sustainable, as well as in creating a more positive environment. I also have a passion for education and this site aims to cover my journey, as well as different ways for you, to live a more environmentally friendly, ethically minded life.
I live in Greater Manchester, England, the heart of the industrial revolution back in the day and one of the largest metropolitan areas in the country. There are a lot of cars, quite a lot of people, it’s a fairly built up area and the air quality is poor. There are still a lot of green areas, which I love to explore.
All these points are exactly the reasons why it’s really important for me to try and live in more sustainable, eco-conscious way that supports the environment and local ecosystems. Green space is invaluable for health and the environment and I want there to be more of it!
As a child I always loved animals and the outdoors. This stayed with me and I went on to study Biology (Animal and Plant Science) at the University of Sheffield.
Travelling back and forth every so often between Sheffield and Manchester meant many a journey through the Peak District National Park along Snake Pass road. My degree naturally involved fields trips into the Peak District too and I fell in love with the area – the heather moorland, valleys, gorges, peaks, rivers, woodland, plus the great village pubs!
The Peaks is also the place where I stayed in my first shepherd’s hut and saw a whole new way of living and holidaying. Together with my fiancee and Murphy the cocker spaniel, we love exploring quirky places to stay across the country and can think of no better weekend than a lovely walk surrounded by nature.
My goal from this site is to share my growing knowledge on a variety of topics from shepherd hut holidays to sustainable living at home.
I also have a Post Graduate degree in Education and Qualified Teacher Status, so sharing knowledge, educating and inspiring others is close to my heart!
If I can inspire and help as many people as possible to live more with the environment in mind and make more eco-friendly choices, that’ll do for me. Eventually, I want to use this growing platform as a place to shine a light on both local and national causes that I value.
This website is a side project of me. In my day job I work for a Manchester-based brewery where I lead their digital efforts and sample the odd beer from time to time!
This doesn’t mean I don’t take it seriously. I’m passionate about this project and want to make a difference going forward.
Creating a Climate Positive Business
I’m excited to say that Tiny Eco Home Life is doing its bit to be a Climate Positive business.
I’ve partnered up with Ecologi, an environmental organisation whose mission is to reverse climate change.
Ecologi fund carbon offset projects and tree planting across the world. Through this they aim to remove 50% of global CO2 emissions by 2040 and responsibly plant billions of trees every year.
They great thing about Ecologi is that they are fully transparent. You can see everything from tree planting ledgers and locations, planting receipts and carbon project receipts to their membership revenue, financial and operations report.
You can see the Tiny Eco Home Life x Ecologi profile here.
It shows how many trees have been planted in my digital forest and my carbon reduction impact. I am currently subscribed to offset two employees worth of carbon (me and Murphy). But the fantastic thing is as this website grows, so will my positive climate contributions. You can also read here on how Ecologi could revolutionise climate action.
If you like my work and want to make a positive climate impact too, instead of buying me a coffee you can even gift trees to be planted in the Tiny Eco Home Life digital forest. How good is that?
To get in touch with me about anything on this website, please email [email protected]
Also, feel free to sign up to the Eco Life Newsletter. This is my simple, sustainable newsletter that I send out roughly once a month. It will never contain spam, just information and education on living in a better way for the environment.