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Renewable Energy and Homesteading: Eco Building Techniques
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Build A House For Less Than $500 External Link: Article Man in Wales created his home for less than 5k and about 1,500 hours of labor.

Episode 093: The Self Sustained Community Podcast Melanie Jamison joins us today from Austin-area organization, Vajra Azaya. This is a non-profit group that focuses on practicing building, gardening and engineering methods of self-sustainability. They are currently constructing two communities that will be self-sufficient, along with community gardens and other local community events to share and train others in these methods.

Episode 097: The Intentional Homestead Podcast Today, Sam Coffman talks with Tim Bennett, a man who has gone off the grid for his family's home, creating a totally self-sustained home within an intentional community experiment. After Tim and his family experienced an economic downturn in 2007, they made the decision to create a home environment that could sustain them even if society could not. They have spent the last 3 years working on this home using green building techniques.

Episode 098: The Intentional Homestead, Part 2 Podcast Part 2 includes a discussion of: urban sustainability solutions, the winter garden and permaculture setup as part of the homestead, how dividing the labor and working together is the missing element to success for many and more...

Bicyle Powered Washing Machine External Link: Video How to make your very own human-powered washing machine from bike parts, 2 water barrels and some plumbing supplies.

Concrete Canvas Shelters External Link: Video Concrete Canvas Shelters are rapidly deployable hardened shelters that require only water and air for construction.

Building Barrel Root Cellars External Link: Video This is a project building small root cellars out of 55 gallon plastic drums with a video step-by-step.

Episode 88: The Bullet-proof Earthship Podcast Self-sustainability and eco-architecture are increasingly on the minds of many people looking to provide for themselves in event of societal and environmental changes. Sam Coffman speaks with Mark Kirkwood of Biotechture Training, about the earthship construction training program they are offering in East Texas.
Episode 88: Off The Grid In an Earthship Podcast In today’s podcast, Sam Coffman and Mark Kirkwood discuss aquaponics, homesteading and off-grid power.
Bicycle Powered Generator External Link: Video A video tutorial on how to use a bicycle to create enough electricity to power your home.