February has arrived, and the calendar is full! We have Lammas, the harvest festival, on
Our Journey Off Grid In South Africa: Testing out our starter solar power set up that’ll be our only source of power on our off grid piece of land until we’re able to upscale it.
The most important skill you need when preparing to live off grid is to research & plan effectively. These 4 critical checks teach you how…
Our plan for the first building we’ll erect to live in while we develop our off grid home. We’re going with a budget wood wendy house that will later become the shed, once we’ve built the main house. Here are the details…
What is insulation, what it does and how to know what thickness insulation you need for your home. South Africa insulation R-value requirements and zones.
The amazing simplicity and efficiency of rocket stoves as space heaters, stoves and mass water heaters. What is a rocket stove, how does it work and how to make your very own rocket stove, covered here!
Looking at back up systems & alternative heating solutions to combine with a solar geyser.
In part 2 we look at environmental and climate considerations to help choose the right combination of solar water heating systems and collectors.
Learning about the different types of solar geysers & solar water heaters, along with the pros and cons of each system
Waste Management: Getting down and (not) dirty with dry compost toilets, dehydrating toilets, humanure, soak aways – closing the loop on bio-waste.