I found this pretty neat house that is designed to be a post disaster shelter, but has the potential to be so much more. It is one of the most aesthetically pleasing post disaster houses and can be setup in 6 hours with 5 people. The house is designed to shelter 5 people in a short term situation. Below is a video of the construction. I could image the addition of a metal roof and some better siding would make this a much more permeate house for 1-2 people.
This past weekend I had the privilege of meeting Will Allen of Growing Power. Those of you who aren’t familiar with him, he has been growing food on a 3 acre parcel of land he grows 100,000 talapia, $300,000 of produce, has 500 laying hens and a dozen goats. He came to North Carolina to do a hands on workshop where we erected a 48′ long hoop house and built an aquaponics system.
Here is a video and below will be some photos from the weekend:
Here is a great video with Richard Heinberg who is a senior fellow of the Post Carbon Institute talks about his home a little and the impact of oil. What I really like about Richard is how he presents things, I have seen him before and he is very good at talk about post carbon society. He states that we aren’t going to run out of oil, but that we will be priced out of oil. Instead of arguing when peak oil will occur he often points out that within a 10-20 year window where it will happen it is pointless really to argue when, it is just a fact that it will occur sometime. So we better start thinking how we are going to tackle the issues that face us.