“This particular solar kiln is the brainchild of Virginia Tech and the plans are available for free online.
“From vertical farms to solar-powered “farms from a box,” we’ve seen how farming technology has grown leaps and bounds in recent years. But for those who prefer something a little more rustic, growing food from a hole in the ground is as low-tech as you can get. A walipini, meaning “place of warmth” from the … Read more
Precision Structural Engineering has kindly provided a free sample house plan to showcase their earthbag engineering prowess. Here’s the free PDF plans. As you can see, their code approved engineered plans are very extensive and detailed. Precision Structural Engineering is the clear leader in getting earthbag projects code approved. They are licensed in 47 states and have an excellent reputation.
Excellent site for DIY machines with free open source plans. Here are three practical machines that caught my attention:
“How would your life change if you never had to pay rent or interest on a mortgage again? I bet it would take a significant weight off your shoulders. It sure would for me.
I’ve been corresponding with a long time reader about how to develop low cost natural building training courses. The idea is to provide a range of free and low cost training materials that instructors can choose from to develop training programs for students. Kelly and I have already made a pretty good start with our videos, free plans, online articles, blog posts and Instructables. Some of these are listed below for ease of reference. These free materials could be supplemented with my low cost Earthbag Building Guide and/or DVD.