Sustainable Living Project Resources You can help create our Homestead Learning Community right here in the St. Lawrence River Valley! For more information about this project of the Local Living Venture, check out our Future Plans page! Tools and Systems for the Small-Scale, Sustainable Market Grower
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This Sustainable House There are a number of building projects at TSH which I have recently decided to tackle. Both of the projects I want to work on, a retaining wall and a cool storage cellar, are underground structures which will be in constant contact with the earth, and which will be subjected to considerable loads. I have been trying to work out the best building material to use for these applications and recently I think I have cracked it… Steel Reinforced Rubber Encased Earth Bricks otherwise known as used car tyres! The use of car tyres as a building medium has been popularised by Michael Reynolds, the founder of earthship biotecture. Mike has used the tyres to create a new type of building known as Earthships ( Earthships on Wikipedia) ; so named for their ability to form an almost completely self-contained human ecosystem.
How to Build a House on Wheels: The Foundation and Framing With little exception, my first portable house (also known as Tumbleweed) was built by using the most standard methods of construction. Like any other mobile home, my structure sit on a steel chassis – in this case, a 7’ x 14’ flatbed, utility trailer.
Greenlivingpedia From Greenlivingpedia, a wiki on green living, building and energy (Redirected from Main Page) Welcome to Greenlivingpedia, a free resource for sharing information on green living, now and for the future. This is a wiki, so you can create and edit content to share information and collaborate with others on how we can lighten our footprint on the planet and live in harmony with nature and our environment.
Renewables Ever thought that art and energy are worlds apart?This page was born out of basically nothing. Being creative souls and not wanting to buy conventional products we start to look around and discovered a new world of supplies. Visits to scrap yards, back yards of family and friends, old and redundant goods, non endemic trees, led us to start creating all sorts of recycled and renewed products. In our showroom you will find titivated lampshades, renovated chairs, restored benches, recycled glass art and a whole lot of redundant pieces created and sculptured into new life.On our farm – no grid electricity available because of the expense to get it connected- solar panels were installed to power the lights to the main house, cottages, stores and stables. Years back a ram pump was installed to pump water for use in the buildings and irrigation of the garden.
HTM, sustainable, natural zero-energy passive solar housing in the 'earthship' earthome style. The basic design of our high thermal mass HTM™ sustainable housing, passive solar design is presented in the earth home style, but can be easily molded to fit your family's lifestyle and personal preferences, especially the exterior appearance. The open floorplans of our natural, sustainable, earthhome design can be boxed in later for storage, quiet areas, and sleeping spaces. Just keep in mind that as you section the home off, the need for supplemental heat and light is only going to increase. This is the basic nature of low-tech, mechanical-system-free passive solar architecture. We do our best to work with clients on all aspects of design: structural function, passive solar performance, privacy, flow, entertaining, lifestyle, family and caretaker unit considerations. Zero-Energy Earth Home