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Here is a place where we can share our ideas of self-sustainability. Whether it pertains to gardening, energy(solar, wind, water), construction(cob, straw bale, earth ships), permaculture...You get the IDEA...lets share it!

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composting with kitchen scraps only

Started by little wing Mar 2, 2015. 0 Replies

We have no green matter to add to our kitchen scraps, our only compost.  And we get frequent visits from coyote; an occasional javelina party in our yard.   We are renting, so don't want to do too…Continue

Power

Started by ☯ Firelight ☮ ♥ ☼. Last reply by ☯ Firelight ☮ ♥ ☼ Jan 4, 2014. 19 Replies

Like most other necessities power requires Green energy. $… It’s not so difficult to figure out. I have priced components (batteries, inverters, solar & wind generators. For about $2,000 one can…Continue

I'm selling home and leaving NY, going mobile to find or build a sustainable home

Started by Forest Jul 31, 2013. 0 Replies

Would love to tour communites and pick up what knowledge I can, final destination Wide OpenContinue

just joined the group and i know most of us travel

Started by josh foley. Last reply by Joanna Whitney May 16, 2013. 13 Replies

 I don't know if anyone is interested i own a garage in co, and i have been doing what Gm and Ford are doing now with the hho conversions if anyone is interested i can guide you through the set up or…Continue

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Comment by Jamin on December 8, 2010 at 11:43pm
I wanted to go more indepth on that topic, I had this really old book on alternative living and I wanted to post pictures and such on this site, but I couldn't find it.. Then I realized I had thrown it away, due to it getting wet , then mold set in.. (I liked that book), and I lost some others cause of mold..
But human waste is very important thing to think about! I don't like the fact if I'm walking barefoot, or sit in grass where people did there thing (piss).. If it's a temporary or perm place, it's always something to think of..
I've used the dig your own hole method for almost 2 years in the wilderness and it worked fine! a new hole for each day..
Outhouses are ok, but they fill up if you got more people on the land, and you need either to pay a company to suck it all out or fill it in and build a new one.. filling it has some environmental problems and some areas don't allow them being built anymore..
septics are great but cost some money to dig and still pose a smaller environmental risk..
There is more on this topic, but I'm Pooped Out Lol!!
Just keep it in mind.. I know all of us Rainbows are wilderness people and have some of that knowledge anyway, but when I was young I saw this documentary on early Hippie communes and why they failed.. THE One reason that was maybe the only and Best Reason was that they failed was they didn't know or couldn't figure out why everyone was always getting sick?? Later people did research and IT Was Because of The Flies...
Anyway enough of that lol..

Peace and Warmth my Family*
I hope to bring some other stuff on here
Comment by Windwalkers on November 16, 2010 at 10:31pm
Anyone got the lowdown on hempcrete and the its status in the US?
Comment by Jamin on November 4, 2010 at 10:49pm
Well I promised some stuff!!

The #1 thing is to make sure your flies aren't landing on your Shit Then landing on Your Food... ReallY!!

Keep your Shitters closed and Clean.. Much Shitty Clean Love LOL!
Comment by SunLion on October 12, 2010 at 11:16pm
Peace n Love <3
Comment by Windwalkers on October 6, 2010 at 6:48pm
Greetings all

So workshops for 2011 are coming up. If any of you are attending any please let us know which and how it went.

I will be attending a workshop next year for earth bale and cob. it will be 7 days in Mendocino ca. The focus will be textural instruction and building arches and floors. here is a pic of what I will be looking into. any information that you can provide on other workshops or insight is a big help. Loving ya all

Windwalkers

Comment by Jamin on October 5, 2010 at 1:04pm
I Love this Thought on this site and it's perfect!! Thanks Ali and I hope things are Good for you? Dylan I hope to talk with you alittle, I'll keep in touch..
I'll be posting some personal survival things on here were I've been thinking and doing over 20years on sort of self sustainablity,,, It will All be Good info, All personal thoughts and knowledge ... ThanKs For The Site :D
And I'm looking forward to be hearing other peoples Ideas on here!!
Comment by Dylan Brown on October 4, 2010 at 8:34pm
Yeah, this Alicat girl is- luvin you sister for startin this discussion, :-)
Comment by SilverLilly on October 4, 2010 at 8:18pm
I love it all.. but my fav is cob dwelling! Hey Alicat! Hope you are feeling better now. much love sister
Comment by Dylan Brown on September 29, 2010 at 5:42pm
Hi. Glad to see this group started. I started the Mayan Calendar and the Timekeepers discussion. I actually major in sustainable community design at a college here in Central Florida. Hope to meet you some time.
Dylan
 

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