Factor E Holiday: Worklife on an Open Source Farm -- Reflections from a visit to Factor E Farm, the rural Missouri farm that launched the Open Source Ecology movement and the Global Village Construction Set.
Our attached aquaponic greenhouse provides passive solar heating and year-round food production - Factor e Farm (Missouri, US) - Built in 2015 (click for more info). Update: you can now pledge for an Aquaponic Greenhouse Build, see the high end rewards.
On the 30 acre Factor e Farm, located about a mile from the small town of Maysville, 39 year-old Marcin Jakubowski lives in what the locals refer to as “the mud hut.” The funky dwelling is made of mud, sandbags, and cords of wood, but Jakubowski, who earned a PhD. in physics after writing a doctoral thesis about velocity turbulence and zonal flow detection, has a pretty sophisticated tech operation at the farm. He’s building tractors and other industrial machinery from scratch.