Cob is also energy efficient, owing to walls that are often a full meter thick. Building with cob allows more customization than other forms of building, and are capable of more truly reflecting the tastes and aesthetic inclinations of their dwellers.
I just spent two hours researching and choosing a hand-cranked grain mill. Here are a few of the mills I considered and which I ended up going with in the end.
I think I’ll use this spring to feed a pond I plan to dig in the marshy area at the bottom of the hill.
Whatever corporate hack decided to go overboard with silly bells and whistles should be thrown into a volcano so they can get back to making high quality machines. Bottom line: This may be the best snowblower for the price, but it isn’t perfect.
Heating with wood can be as high or low tech as you choose. I favor technology to save labor. You’ll have to choose: woodsplitter or maul.
Primarily, because of the perception by significant number of people that municipal water is not acceptable when coming out of the tap there are thousands of water devices and treatments marketed to the general public.
When you make biodiesel you need some equipment. Most of it is buckets and assorted little stuff but you’ll also need a processor.
When I decided to make biodiesel I had certain notions. My experiences have been unexpectedly different yet better in many ways. Here are a few things worth mentioning.
An easy to understand guide to making a batch of biodiesel, including the ingredients, the process and some simple safety considerations everyone should know about when making biodiesel.
Composting toilets provide a low-water, or even water-free, alternative that also allows you to close the poop loop by turning bodily wastes into organic material ready to go back into the soil. They are perfect for off grid homes, cabins, RVs and boats!