Where will we live in the future? We could move to the seas, or we could just optimize how we live on the land.\u00a0Architects over the past couple of decades have been challenging the idea of creating living spaces with large amounts of spaces and using modern building materials. As we run out of land we will need to think about creating places for our families so that we can live together happily and in sustainable communities.In The Future of Living: Earthships and Tiny Homes\u00a0we look and Earthships and Tiny Homes, and even find an an amazing home\u00a0here in British Columbia.EarthshipsOn the desert mesa of New Mexico, miles from the nearest town of Taos (pop. 5,700), shelters rise from the earth, half-buried and covered in adobe. These accommodations are called \u201cEarthships\u201d – the brainchild of architect Mike Reynolds in the 1970s- they\u2019re nearly completely self-sufficient homes: no electrical grid, no water lines, no sewer.The Greater World Earthship Community is\u00a0about 70 passive solar homes built from earth and trash on 633 acres. \u00a0In this video, Tom Duke, a former Volleyball pro, takes us on a tour of his home, his original \u201cEarthship survival pod\u201d, the \u201cnest\u201d (USD$50,000 studio apartment), the \u201cSimple Survival Earthship\u201d (aimed mainly at the developing world), a custom home designed to feed a family of four (including a tilapia pond in the greenhouse) and the \u201cBMW of Earthships\u201d, the \u201cGlobal” (aimed at the typical American family).You can see more about Earthship Biotecture at earthship.com and and see how they are more optimal living spaces.Tiny HomesMany North Americans crave multi-thousand square foot accommodations. It’s a status symbol. It’s perceived comfort. But at what cost?TV producer and Internet-video personality Kirsten Dirksen took\u00a0a journey to visit\u00a0the tiny homes of people searching for simplicity, self-sufficiency, minimalism and happiness by creating shelter in caves, converted garages, trailers, tool sheds, river boats and former pigeon coops. It’s a direct affront to the way we’ve been led to believe is the best way to live life.She travels to\u00a0California (Sonoma County, San Francisco, Sausalito); New York City; Hawaii; France (Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie, Grezille, Puy-Notre-Dame, Bordeaux); Spain (Barcelona, Ibort, Vall de Laguar) in search of those people that call tiny houses their homes.And, the Teeny Greeny is the place for Rob Greenfield. Off the grid, tiny house life, in the city! Without a debt or bill to my name! This is an updated tour of my place that covers all of the most frequently asked questions. www.RobGreenfield.tv\/TheTeenyGreenyThe HemloftThe HemLoft is a self-funded secret creation that was built on crown land in Whistler, BC, Canada. It hangs on a precipitous slope, in a towering stand of hemlocks, about a five minute walk from the nearest road. More information about this can be found at\u00a0thehemloft.com.***Nikolas Badminton is a world-respected futurist speaker that researches, speaks, and writes about the future of work, how technology is affecting the workplace, how workers are adapting, the sharing economy, and how the world is evolving. He appears at conferences in Canada, USA, UK, and Europe.\u00a0Email him to book him for your radio, TV show, or conference.