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Off the Grid Living Essentials

The term off-grid refers to not being connected to a grid, mainly used in terms of not being connected to a main or national electrical grid. Off-the-grid homes are autonomous; they do not rely on municipal water supply, sewer, natural … Verder lezen

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Grey Water Systems Basics

Greywater can be defined as any domestic wastewater produced, excluding sewage. The main difference between greywater and sewage (or blackwater) is the organic loading. Sewage has a much larger organic loading compared to greywater. Some people also categorize kitchen wastewater … Verder lezen

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Earth Sheltered Homes

If you are looking for a home with energy-efficient features that will provide a comfortable, tranquil, weather-resistant dwelling, an earth-sheltered or  earth bermed house could be the right choice for you. UNDERGROUND EARTH-SHELTERED HOMES When an entire earth-sheltered house is built … Verder lezen

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Catching the Wind

A windcatcher is a traditional Persian architectural element to create natural ventilation in buildings. Windcatchers come in various designs: uni-directional, bi-directional, and multi-directional. Windcatchers remain present in many countries and can be found in traditional Persian-influenced architecture throughout the Middle … Verder lezen

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