Auteur: Open Source House Project

How To Build A Bucket Hydroelectric Generator

The Five Gallon Bucket Hydroelectric Generator is a pico hydroelectric generator housed in a five-gallon bucket. Developed by Sam Redfield to address the lack of commercially available small-scale hydroelectric power in developing countries, the generator is a low-cost, appropriate-technology solution to the problem of supplying electricity to those at the bottom of the economic ladder. How To Build A Bucket Hydroelectric Generator The generator is easy to build and easy to maintain. By design, the materials from which the generator is constructed are extremely common. Most of the components used in the generator are readily available just about anywhere...

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Glassfiber Hobbithouses

For those who have dreamed of living in their own snug hobbit hole, they don’t need to travel to Middle Earth to make the dream a reality. Instead of getting out the shovel and building your own habitable hole in the hillside, you can now simply order a ready-made one and tailor it to your exact specification as a year-round home or a place to retreat for a holiday. Similar to their movie counterparts, the tiny eco-friendly houses by Green Magic Homes are similarly designed to exist under layer of grass and soil – perfect for growing vegetables and feeling...

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OSHP almost won the ASN World Prize

The past months we were in the race for a ‘wanted’ Dutch prize, the ASN World Prize. Out of more than 700 very good projects we were selected, together with 9 other projects as 10 best projects in the category ‘Sustainable and safe housing’. Eventually we were selected with the last five projects but after that selection 3 other projects were selected to go the final round. We could use the financial boost of the prize but we are happy we made it this far. It has been some good promotion for our project and it forced us to...

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Ecovillage Project in East Africa

The designer’s own words: A Model of an Ecovillage in the East African Community This ecovillage project in East Africa aims to construct an ecovillage to provide for self-sustainable poverty alleviation in the East African Community. The East African Community is an organization formed by citizens of Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi, the five countries surrounding Lake Victoria. Ecovillage Project in East Africa Lake Victoria is the biggest lake in Africa. It is the third biggest lake in the world. It is known as ” Darwin’s Dreampond”, well known for its biodiversity. In the present time, Lake Victoria is a place of...

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