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164 – PDC Update

Published 11 years ago in Permaculture , Podcasts - 0 Comments

Paul Wheaton talks to John again about the PDC updates in Dayton, MT. John talks about going to the local hot springs, and their toxin-pulling properties. People at the PDC wanted more of Paul. Paul presented on raising chickens. Neil Bertrando presented on keyline systems and using a keyline plow. Paul presented on rocket mass […]

outdoor kitchens at permaculture farms and ecovillages

Published 12 years ago in food , homesteading , Video , wild foods - 0 Comments

A tour of temporary and permanent outdoor kitchens. Includes cobville, O.U.R. Ecovillage, the bullock brothers farm, lost valley and others. Outdoor kitchens don’t have to me elaborate and/or expensive. Plus, these outdoor kitchens are keyed more to communities and groups. Outdoor kitchens are also a great place for canning and processing the fall harvest on […]

outdoor classroom at bullock brothers permaculture homestead

This outdoor classroom is a kind of tee-pee-ish thing. Canvas, a few poles from the hillside and some rope makes an outdoor classroom for about a hundred people. … update – the roof of this outdoor classroom might be an old parachute! Video taken during an open house at the bullock brothers permaculture homestead.

eco house – mike oehler PSP ridgetop eco

Published 12 years ago in homesteading , less toxic living , Video - 0 Comments

Author of the $50 and up underground house book is building another eco house masterpiece! This is an above ground structure on top of a steep mountain ridge in north idaho. This may be the sixth eco house built on this property. Some of Oehler’s eco structures are underground and some are underground-ish. This eco […]

129 – Frugality and Community

Published 12 years ago in Permaculture , Podcasts - 0 Comments

Paul Wheaton talks with Josiah Wallingford, who has helped Paul immensely spreading his evil empire. Josiah gives his and his wife’s update since he did his last podcast with Paul. They discuss the approach described in Early Retirement Extreme, including a waiting period in which they live very frugally. They will be moving to northern […]

Free Pallet House – No Trash Bash Stash House

Published 12 years ago in urban , Video - 0 Comments

This building cost nothing to build. Well, nearly nothing. It is built of mostly pallets. Used pallets. Pallets that would have been thrown in the garbage. Karen Biondo of La Biondo Farm and Kitchen tells us the story and shows us around. It’s a sturdy shed that is used for an honor system farm stand […]

ecovillage with cob, wood and outdoor classroom

Published 12 years ago in homesteading , Video - 0 Comments

A tour of “the homestead” or “the mountain homestead” ecovillage featuring some fascinating cob and wood structures and wood carving. This eco village is next door to another ecovillage: cobville. Check out the cob oven, cob buildings and there are glimpses of other structures in the ecovillage. A peek at their gardens. A peek at […]

solar food dehydrator / dryer w bio-track! how to tutorial

Published 12 years ago in food , Video - 0 Comments

A solar food dehydrator / dryer made from a dead freezer. Brian Kerkvliet from Inspiration Farm in Bellingham, Washington gives us a tour of his contraption. This solar food dehydrator comes with a blackened air intake and a blackened air pull. Complete with biotracking! This is where somebody moves the dehydrator several times a day […]

127 – Sepp Holzer’s Permaculture Chapter 2 Part 3

Published 12 years ago in Permaculture , Podcasts , Sepp Holzer - 0 Comments

Paul Wheaton continues reviewing chapter 2 of Sepp Holzer’s Permaculture with Kelda Miller, this time on animal shelters. Paul compares Sepp shelters to Mike Oehler structures. Both have a thick earthen roof. They talk about quickly made, less permanent structures for pigs. They talk about different woods you could use. These shelters can be used […]

cob rumford fireplace in outdoor classroom

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This is an outdoor rumford fireplace made from cob at “the homestead” or “the mountain homestead” ecovillage designed to replace a campfire. The idea is that with a rumford fireplace people can circle around, not get smoke in their eyes and stay dry and warm even when it is raining. There is another rumford fireplace […]

greenhouse construction + rocket mass heater

Greenhouse construction with a rocket mas heater, including an excellent demonstration of the rocket mass heater sideways burn. The greenhouse construction class is taught by Ernie and Erica Wisner, featuring the rocket mass heater techniques of Ianto Evans (of cob cottage company fame). I cannot think of a better approach to greenhouse heating. This is […]

cob eco building village – cobville tour 1 of 2

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Visting the all cob ecovillage “cobville” in coquille, oregon. Including the tour guide Ianto Evans, author of “The Hand Sculpted House” – home of the “cob cottage company”. I have never seen so much cob before. Cob homes. Cob ovens. Standalone cob walls. Rocket mass heaters made from cob. Cob benches for sitting and cob […]

eco house – shipping container eco house / home

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A tour of an eco house made from an insulated shipping container. This eco house is small, humble, cheap and pretty nice considering how cheap it is. Includes a composting toilet. A sort of “secret” eco house – from the drive it looks like a shipping container being used for storage. Inside it looks like […]

121 – Natural Swimming Pools Part 1

Published 12 years ago in less toxic living , Podcasts - 0 Comments

Paul Wheaton talks with Anna Birkas about Natural Swimming Pools, the subject and the DVD. In the DVD, David Pagan Butler made a beautiful natural swimming pool in England. Anna mentions Michael Littlewood’s books on the subject, which she is more familiar with. Anna specializes in rain water and grey water. There are two parts […]

$50 underground house eco building

Published 12 years ago in homesteading , Permaculture , Video - 0 Comments

Mike Oehler guides us on a video tour of the house he wrote about in “The $50 and up underground house book”. At the time the video is taken, this underground house is 35 years old. The property has about six underground houses. This underground house was his home for most of the 35 years. […]

091 – WOFATI Eco Buildings

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Paul shares about wofati buildings, an eco building that requires no heat or air conditioning, can be made from the materials on your woodland, and is quicker and cheaper to build than strawbale or cob. Their primary design changes are the exterior walls. Straw is not a particulary good insulation, and cob is beautiful, but […]

058 – Review of Ben Law’s Roundwood Timber Framing Movie

Published 12 years ago in Podcasts , woodland care - 0 Comments

Paul, Krista, and Caleb review the movie Roundwood Timber Framing with Ben Law. Paul says that he dislikes the word “forest” compared to Ben Law’s “woodland.” They describe some tools used to work with roundwood, such as a rounding plane. You make your peg sort of octagonal and put it through what is more or […]