Category Archives: Physical Technology

The Big 9: Solutions for a Functional Future

Overview of solutions for shelter, food, heat, social technologies, tools, and a list of people putting it all together.

Free eBook | One Planet Thriving: Serious Urban Solutions for 12 Serious Problems

Download a free copy of the eBook on establishing a sustainable lake house with friends, a solution that simultaneously provides (1) a lifeboat community in case of hard times, (2) an affordable, permaculture, weekend getaway, and (3) a way of transitioning from urban status quo to one planet thriving.

Rocket Stoves & Rocket Mass Stoves (& Wood Stoves)

Heat, cook, hot water, drying, and a cozy place to sit: All benefits of a good wood stove + intelligent systems design. But what about getting the same benefits from rocket stoves which are supposed to be more efficient?

Thriving on One Planet: The Big Picture

The big picture of One Planet Thriving: (1) Our modern way of life is the largest, most unethical failure in human history. (2) We know how to reverse that failure and thrive on one planet’s worth of resources. (3) The trick is transitioning to that way of life. For more detail, read this post which, in turn, has links to more detailed posts and resources.

Top 5 lessons learned living in a village: A psychologist’s view

Top 5 Lessons for Village Living: (1) Without interaction between people, there is no village: (a) Allocate time for relationships. (b) Live in physical structures that encourages interaction and get the right balance between public and private space. (2) Invite those who can (a) skillfully hear and express their truth even when there is unpleasant emotion and (b) are willing to continually improve at this. Best way to know: you’ve had disagreements and come out the others side. (3) Be free! Learn from failure and communicate instead of creating too many rules. (4) Small is beautiful. Empower the smallest decision-making group possible for the decision at hand. (5) Welcome people, build goodwill, and be clear about a coherent vision and process.

My Dehumidifier Does the Laundry

Use the water from your dehumidifier for your laundry machine

4 Energy Saving Tips from Paul Wheaton

(1) Compact Fluorescent bulbs do not save energy (most of the time) (2) 57% of home energy use comes from natural gas (29% electricity, 9% oil, 5% Propane). Energy used for heat is more than 1/2 of home energy use. (3) 3 types of heat: (a) Convective heat (we heat air and the air heats […]

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Tree-inspired 30′ High Basket Brings Water to the Desert

Collects over 25 gallons of fresh water daily, costs about $550, and can be built from local materials by a team of 4 in under 1 week (Wired Magazine article). See Worka Water.

“Kennie’s in the Kitchen”

“Kennie’s in the Kitchen” Almond meal crust Quiche  (VIDEO) Kennie D. makes a delicious almond meal crust quiche.

“The Plant Washer” by Kennie DeLoatch (Video)

“The plant washer” is a video from Kennie D’s “How to do it Yourself”  series of video’s. These videos are produced in the hopes of promoting and enhancing our understanding of the intimate relationship, between us and the environment. The projects are beneficial to plants and fun to do.  The road between us and our […]