These self sustaining homes are being designed by a company based in mexico named "earthship". "Off grid" meaning they try to rely as little as possible on public utilities. Michael Reynolds came up with this idea in
You Can Drill Your Own Homestead Well - In this podcast you are going to hear from a man who is using pressurized air to drill wells. Its a very interesting interview. You will find that there are more options out there to getting your hands on that pristine underground water source. Do you have a well at home? What things do you use your well for on the homestead.