House Update

We’ve been so busy building, I have not had the chance to update our progress on the blog. So here it is, a picture of where we are at right now. A quick look at how we got here. First we made loads of earth bricks. Please see previous blog entry Muddy Brickers.  We made…

Bag End Storage Shed

Our previous blog entry focused more on earthbagging technique. This blog entry just shows the progress of our earthbag structure. Digging the Foundation Make sure to get the bottom of your foundation trench perfectly level. Filling the Foundation with Gravel Bags 2 rows above grade are also filled with gravel rather than earth and act…

Bag End for the Hardcore Hobbit

Earthbagging, an effective way to turn dirt into walls. We opted for this technique in building our storage shed, a sturdy kelpto-proof construction that will survive earthquakes, floods and explosions. Earthbagging is simple enough. You can use any type of dirt. Roadbase is best with it’s sandy-clay mixture. You take polypropylene bags (here in Thailand…

Epic Sunrise

Best way to start the day.. Sunrise with a cup of coffee.

The Iron Chef

Chinese Chef Extraordinaire (The Iron Chef) does his thing!

Well Well Well

Well well well.. Finally our well moves up in the world with it’s new roof. Three local guys put this roof up in just four days! This roof will catch rain water for drinking. It also protects our bicycle pump from rain and rust. Lucky for us the bike pump is a great hit with…

Polytunnel Nursery

Dire necessity led to this DIY Polytunnel installment. We used 3/4 inch PVC pipes, 36 inch long rebar to make this 24 x 14 ft greenhouse. We got the design off http://www.garden.org in the How-to section. First we hammered in the 36 inch rebar, so that only 10 inches were exposed above grade. Along each…

Permaculture Convergence, Thailand 2013

It seems it is finally happening… A solid cohesive network of permaculture and organic projects in Thailand is finally coming together! On May 4th and 5th, coincidentally timed perfectly with International Permaculture Day,  Thailand’s very first Permaculture Convergence took place, with over 20 projects coming together to share seeds, knowledge and resources, and offering support…

The Permaculture Food Forest – A Lifetime Investment

As two young people, we have a to be careful where we spend our money. So we have been setting up this project pinching pennies here and there, doing nothing fully and properly, with greatly reduced quality. After two years spent not spending money, we have realized that this largely results in a massive waste…