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UPDATE Jan. 2015: New DVD On Growing Survival Food Here

Planned DVDs:

1. The House - concrete hexagon (slip-form construction), two storey, insulated outside (R-19), stucco; self-heating, self-cooling; kitchen, hot water, etc.

Update 2014: I'm now building the house underground. The hexagon will be a guest cottage and will be completed at a later date. The new house is 15 x 24 feet and composed of two main rooms, concrete walls, stucco and stone roof.

2. Rainwater Harvesting System - surface catchments (1260 sq ft, 525 sq ft, 500 sq ft), 4000-gallon total storage, gravity fed to house and garden.

Update 2014: The two tanks (each 1100 gallons) were to supply the house, but the house moved to the garden, so they now will supply the new garden. The 1500-gallon tank for the garden will supply the house. Both systems are connected so any tank can supply any need.

3. Solar Heating - Hot-air system on East and South walls, passive (no power required).

Update 2014: The south-facing wall of the underground house is exposed (all others backfilled), so heater is on this wall.

4. Solar Hot Water - South-facing batch heater (34 gallons) supplies kitchen and outside shower.

5. Underground Air-Cooling System - two chambers, air travels about 60 feet underground before entering room through floor slab in one corner.

Update 2014: The new house is underground and requires no cooling system.

6. Raised Enclosed Vegetable/Tree Bed - 500 sq ft total enclosed space, 250 sq ft beds, 9 barrel fruit trees, automatic watering system + greywater from house.

Update 2014: This garden was excavated to make room for concrete beds, but I realized I could break through another 3.5 feet of granite and put my house in that hole. So the garden will be relocated to a spot near the hexagon house.

7. Projects: Sand & Gravel Harvesting, Tool Shed/Storage, Quartz Lights, Manure Harvesting, Access Path, Dam

Update 2014: I built a sheet-steel storage shed about 10' x 20' for keeping all gear and tools out of the weather.

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This web site is here because the knowledge about survival is critical to many of us right now. This survival retreat in the desert is the demonstration of various technologies which help us become free of dependence on fossil fuels, the grid and other things which are part of the problems we face as a global community.

The DVDs will appear here as they become available.