After about three years of life on our vetiver thatch roof we recently replaced the thatch with micro-concrete roofing tiles (MCR). MCR tiles and metal roofing are fast and easy to install, and both work well for roofwater harvesting. I like MCR tiles because they’re more durable and look better than most metal roofing, and […] Read more from > New Tile Roof on our Earthbag Roundhouse
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A 48-page easy to read ebook that describes the many advantages of building your own home without the help of contractors. It explains how we’ve become financially crippled by easy credit and how the inflation of home prices has caused the housing crisis. Read more from > Sweat Equity – Building a House at Half Cost
“A tiny house is a great way to be mortgage free and stop paying utility bills every month. The tiny house movement is also a great way to become self sufficient and live off the grid. tiny home living!” Read more from > Tiny Homes: Mortgage-Free and NO Utility Bills – Off The Grid, Self Sufficient Living!
“Greenpeace Innovation Challenge Winner. The only solar pump that fulfilled all the design criteria and won 5 awards in this worldwide contest. Suntrolley is a 1 hp portable solar water pumping system which can replace diesel irrigation pumps for small farmers. It can lift well water 50 meters.” Read more from > Low Cost Solar Irrigation
“Hi there, I am thrilled to say that we have raised an incredible $44,339 for our earth bag build project in Nepal. This means that we can start the project in Feb in Nepal. We are confident that we can raise $60,000 for the project in total. It is wonderful to think that 18 months […] Read more from > Nepal Earthbag School Update