The advantages of using fiber reinforced plastics over steel for residential design: lighter, less fuel, less equipment, low maintenance…
Would a permaculture home in this climate benefit from a rocket mass heater?
This is a floor plan for a forever home-where I would hope to host family reunions with my grandkids sitting under the shade of a food forest their parents grew up in. I have enough of the spaces figured out in my head and can start being more creative with it.
The permaculture concept home has been missing a room that can boost homesteading. While keeping the concept home lean and efficient, there’s lots of benefits in adding a dedicated production space.
I have spending lots of time trying to explore ideas on where your house plumbing should go using permaculture principles.
Can we make our exterior walls and windows warmer – letting our floor capture more heat and radiate warmth beneath our feet during the cold winter months, by stretching out the structure to increase thermal gain from the sun?
I found myself dreaming about pvc pipe layouts at 5am and contemplating better routes to run water utilities beneath the slab. We should manage and function stack these water utilities in zone zero with as much design effort as we do for our zone 1 to 5 water systems
I’m sharing a schematic floor plan for a house I was working on, designed with permaculture in mind. I imagined this to be a site built home on a rural property. I hit pause on this idea after getting stuck on a problem which I now don’t recall. The design follows the flow of aContinue reading “Schematic plans for a Permaculture Inspired Home”
Worried of the logistics and the size of starting out a homestead from scratch? You want to take it on in manageable chunks. You may want an inexpensive, flexible shed to use as your weekend workshop.
I wanted to compare how Texas homes fair to homes in colder northern states like Nebraska. What upgrades would make sense to get us to a more similar cold climate resilience?