Cob How can a house made of mud last 500 years? The short answer is, the combination of clay, sand, straw – known as cob – is extremely strong and durable once it dries, and can withstand fire and severe weather This ancient building technique is among the easiest and least expensive ways to build your own sustainable, healthy green home. Just ask “Ziggy”, a resident of the Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage in Missouri who built his own cob cottage for just 3,000.
an original design incorporating the efficiency of a rocket stove into the design of a pizza oven This will reduce the amount of fuel and time required to heat your oven and also stops the oven from spewing smoke out constantly. It burns almost perfectly clean. Check out my website (http://lhalfo011.wix.com/rocket-vs-oven) where I talk about the science behind how it does this.
Vertical gardening - it maximizes your harvest, makes the most of limited space, doesn't require lots of bending, and keeps your veggies away from pests and rot. This easy-to-assemble kit lets you grow vertically vining plants either against a wall, or as a free-standing unit using your own posts. Takes up just four square feet of growing space but produces more vegetation than a 24 square foot plot! Perfect for tomatoes, pole beans, cucumbers, or any vining plants.