The Storm

Early February, we had some unusual weather in our area. At the beginning of the dry season, we had very strong winds and downpours. It was the effect of a tropical cyclone many miles away. We had been expecting a dry season, so we were not prepared for torrential downpours. Since we had all been…

Architect Brainstorm

In early February, we were very fortunate to have three volunteer architects design the roof for our new earth house. We had several hour-long design and discussion sessions, which accumulated in a beautiful roof design inspired by natural patterns. The final design was based on the spiral found again and again in nature, and the…

Bicycle Pump Power

After visits to Tacome Pai Organic Farm and Rajabhat University’s gardens watered by bicycle pumps, we were inspired to make our own. Bicycle pumps can pump water up from a depth of 5-7 metres to a height of 10 metres vertical. Since our well is 5 metres deep this suited our conditions perfectly. They are…