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May 18, 2007 at 1:34 am #138443JaxKeymaster
I know these people aren’t the only people doing something like this, but I stumbled upon this the other day again and though I should share this. We all benefit from sustainable housing, and it can be a good thing for Jedi to think about for the future also.
We already know we’re going with a very large dome for our home, but I wonder if I can do this for a cottage or something.June 21, 2007 at 1:37 am #144495intelParticipant
I have seen other houses like this. These ideas are something that I am going to look into when I bulid. Also the rinnai tankless water heater, saves energy, space, and always hot water. the only question is how long do the batteries last for, because I know they are expensive and a hard thing to dispose of.July 11, 2007 at 10:02 am #144758Alchemic_WrathParticipant
That is amazing. It should seem like such a big deal. We should have been doing things like that to begin with, but I have never heard of that before. What if it became really smart and attacked people with sewage and evil food stuffs….Houses would rule the world.July 11, 2007 at 5:54 pm #144768JaxKeymaster
lol, how many horror and sci fi movies can come from one comment? Lol, don’t let houses rule!!!July 12, 2007 at 7:33 am #144772Alchemic_WrathParticipant
OH NO! ITS…ITS…ITS…HOUSES ON A “PLAIN”! Haha…its a pun…July 17, 2007 at 1:38 am #144894Magdelene NashiraParticipantQuote:produce food in significant quantities
?????Quote:collect their own power from the sun and wind
harvest their own water from rain and snow melt
contain and treat their own sewage on site
Won’t the utility companies have a cow!July 17, 2007 at 3:52 am #144903JaxKeymaster
What’s the problem with food?
And the utility companies really have no say in the matter. Actually, some places sell their excess power back to the utility companies.July 17, 2007 at 9:34 am #144905Kol DrakeModerator
I like some of the photos..
I’ve been looking at passive solar heating for homes…. and geo thermal heating and cool for a while now. (Since the 1970’s – Dome books & Shelter series in some cases)
I love the idea of a dome home.. but have also seen / read the many downsides to construction, inspection approval, and general.. square furniture in a round home issues. Still.. one day perhaps…. or at least a good Hobbit home in a hill.
As for geothermal… see http://www.reddawn.com/featart11-98.html
Pretty well covers the pluses and negatives to it at present. Though.. using the ground & ground water to cool and heat the home for nearly nothing is nice. And, you do get ‘free’ hot water for most of the year.
My pet peeve has always been….
We could already have lots more solar panels, wind turbines and similar systems…. if it was all geared toward ‘systems for the indivdual homes’. Larger upfront costs but low to no additional cost… except maybe monthly ‘rental’ for future repairs/upkeep.
Instead, it’s all about… how can we make this work like the power company monopoly — huge systems to generate neighborhood or city wide power… so we can tap into the grid and charge everyone a fortune like we already do. This.. it’s got to make a company mulit-billions is a crappy mindset……. especially when we are looking at sources of ‘clean’ power like sun and wind.
Stuff that has been ‘looked into’ and then had the research money taken / cut — is now being looked at again 30 years later… with the same =wishywashy attitude about really getting results to the people.July 18, 2007 at 2:02 am #144926Magdelene NashiraParticipantQuote:What’s the problem with food?
And the utility companies really have no say in the matter. Actually, some places sell their excess power back to the utility companies.
Don’t have a problem with it making food. I am just baffled by it. Trying to figure out how it could produce its own food.
Am glad the utility companies have no say in the matter. In fact there’s one utility company that I’d like to be standing right next to when they got the news so I could personally laugh in their face when they see what business they are going to lose. LOL :vader But I guess I really shouldn’t be that way.August 26, 2007 at 2:15 pm #145805Anonymous
Jedi Callista has been doing some research into sustainable living recently and been thinking of getting a degree along those lines. here are some links that she found:
I definitely think one of our jobs as Jedi should be as guardians/stewards of the Earth
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