[permaculture] The Noah Project -- Homesteading Manual
steved at ipa.net
Mon Jan 14 22:48:58 EST 2008
Ya'll, here's another resource for your appropriate
technology and permaculture library..... in case it
hasn't been posted yet.
Good advice from good folk.
The Noah Project - A Homesteading Manual for
by Jack Dody
_____ 139-page PDF
FOUR PRINCIPLES OF SOLAR ARK:
1. On-site Energy Production (Solar Electric and Firewood)
2. On-site Water Collection and Water Conservation
(Rainwater Catchment, Gray Water Systems)
3. On-site Food Production (Life Support / Greenhouse Module)
4. On-site Waste Recycling and Disposal
(Composing Toilet, Blackwater Systems
... etc ...
"Every Home Needs a Life Support Module (LSM)"
Christian Homesteaders Association
Jack and Marilou Dody live on a homestead on the plains
of Colorado, within sight of Pikes Peak. Jack has been
designing and building "alternative" housing since the
late sixties. His workbook entitled The Noah Project
gives the details of his homestead construction,
including solar and wind power, a rainwater catch system,
indoor garden, passive solar, and a composting toilet.
Marilou is the "quality control officer." Jack believes
that old saying, "If Mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy!"
Marilou's input into all designs gives the woman's touch
which is so often missing on homesteads. Our goal is not
to "rough it," but to use new technologies to live well
while living off the the grid.
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