January 23rd, 2012 at 2:09 pm (survival skills, urban survival, the human path, permaculture, texas outdoor education, outdoor survival, green homesteading, self sufficiency farming, readiness, economic collapse, power shortage, self sustainability)
In today’s podcast, Sam Coffman and Mark Kirkwood discuss aquaponics, homesteading and off-grid power.
- What is necessary to set up your own aquaponics system?
- How much does it cost to get started on your own homestead?
- How much are the homestead lots selling for in the off-grid community that Biotechture is teaching and assisting with (south of Tyler on a lake)?
- Should you be concerned with local/county building codes when building off the grid? If so, what’s the best way to deal with them?
- What is a “ferro dome” and why is that an easy, strong and efficient roofing solution when combined with earthships?
- How much does it cost to build an earthship and how much work is it?
- What is the training class opportunity that Biotechture Training is offering – which is almost a free way to experience building an earthship, or have free labor for your own earthship?
- What is a vertical-axis turbine wind generator vs. a horizontal axis turbine? Why is this simper, cheaper and easier?
- How is a washing machine motor superior for DC power?
- How can you start preparing right now to eventually get yourself off the grid and work within a small, localized economy?
Visit Biotechturetraining.com for more information on upcoming homesteading, aquaponics and other classes!
We are a non-profit organization. Our mission is to teach, as many people as are willing to learn, how to live sustainably, because no one should have to pay a cost just for living. To build Earthships which are off-grid, self-sustained homes that provide not only for all the basic human needs of shelter, food, water, and power; but also needs of comfort, safety, technology, and abundance. An Earthship can provide all that using technologies and resources available today. Earthships are radically sustainable buildings made with recycled materials. Earthships can be built in any part of the world, in any climate and still provide solar power, wind power, catchwater, contained sewage treatment and sustainable food production through aquaponics farming.
On Monday, we will continue the second half of this podcast with a discussion between Mark and Sam about Aquaponics as part of the self-sustainability model.