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Arriving in the Peruvian Andes

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It has been quite a while since my last post. The internet is pretty weak where I now reside in the Peruvian Andes above Huaraz. We hope to have better internet soon but I will be posting regularly nonetheless. I … Continue reading

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Building a Low Impact Roundhouse

This book documents Tony Wrench’s journey in building a cordwood roundhouse with a reciprocal roof frame that is topped with a living roof. It includes the installation of doors and windows, stove fitting, grey water plumbing, solar panels, a composting … Continue reading

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Free E-books from the Soil and Health Library

The Soil and Health Library offers free e-books on holistic agriculture, holistic health and self-sufficient homestead living. There are secondary collections about social criticism and transformational psychology. All books in the library are either out of print, public domain, or … Continue reading

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Jean Pain’s Compost Based Bio Energy System

Jean Pain – A french innovator who developed a compost based bio energy system that produced 100% of his energy needs. He heated water to 60 degrees celsius at a rate of 4 litres a minute which he used for … Continue reading

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Gernot Minke “Building with Earth”

I mentioned Gernot Minke in my last post and decided to elaborate a bit more for those who do not know of him. He is a German architect who was a professor at the University of Kassel from 1974 until … Continue reading

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TIBA Institute in Brazil

TIBA (Intuitive Technology and Bio-Architecture) is a teaching institute built on an old coffee plantation located 150kms from Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. It was founded in 1987 by Rose and Johan van Lengen. Mr. Lengen is widely known as … Continue reading

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Rocket Mass Heaters

Since I have been mentioning Rocket Mass Heaters recently I realized that I should post a short introduction for those who have never heard of them. Based on the principles of a Rocket Stove, Ianto Evans of the Cob Cottage … Continue reading

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The Transition Movement

Based on the assertion that the cavalry is not coming to save us from environmental and economic collapse, the Transition movement is an experiment founded by Rob Hopkins that empowers communities to create solutions for themselves locally. He began implementing … Continue reading

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Growing Organic Food

Very excited to have received my new book today The Gardeners A-Z Guide to Growing Organic Food by Tanya L.K. Denckla. I am a beginner when it comes to growing anything but this book is well organized and very accessible. … Continue reading

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