Warning: Illegal string offset 'format_postheader' in /home/bhudeva/public_html/wp-content/themes/bhudeva01/thections.php on line 421

Warning: Illegal string offset 'format_postfooter' in /home/bhudeva/public_html/wp-content/themes/bhudeva01/thections.php on line 422

Author Archives: iamronen

Last Minute Rocket Stove Workshop

I’ve started preparations for replacing our first rocket stove with a newer, better built, better functioning rocket stove. I am planning the new build for this coming weekend and have decided to offer this build as a mini-workshop on rocket stoves. We will be building a rocket stove with a small mass attached to it […]

Seaweed House

source

Ildi and Levente Embracing Spring 2014

Before I get to the body of this post I’d like to say this. The reason you get to see more images from Ildi & Levente then from other producers is because we are neighbor. We would be happy to post more images from other produers and that is where you may come into the […]

Kickstarter: The Art and Science of Natural Plaster

2012 was the year of Money & Life, 2013 was the year of Rocket Stoves (with followup review) and it seems that 2014 is going to be about natural finishes. We’ve played around a bit with natural finishes and we expect to do so much more in the future. We do have a good book […]

Sepp Holzer Creates a Spring Beneath Terraces

Sepp Holzer’s ingenuity at work. In constructing terraces he comes across a hardpan layer of clay. He lays about 100 of slitted pipes that drain naturally with the contour of the hardpan and those pipes collect into a cistern which is used to create head pressure for a house downhill from it. The terraces are […]

Village Video DVD: How to Build Rocket Mass Heaters with Ernie and Erica

When I started playing with rocket stoves the main resource available was the Rocket Stove book. Though I still consider it a must read for anyone heading into Rocket Stove territory, I do not consider it sufficient. It left me with many questions, it has some outdated information and some things that, knowing what I […]

Apologies to the Salad Gods

Some weeks ago I made a comment on how salad season is coming to an end … it was prompted by the sudden disappearance of peppers and tomatoes. Well since then I’ve been eating amazing fall salads. Spinach, salad leaves (when I can get them), chopped cabbage (red and white), grated carrots, radishes (when I […]

How Burning Works

There’s an interesting group called All Power Labs who research biomass gasifiers: in lay terms they make machines that can convert hay, wood chips, nutshells (a large variety of biomass substances) into clean gas products which can be used to power other things – such as a diesel engine generator (which they do). You can […]

From Earthship to Earthbags

This is a long overdue post and several external movement have prompted me to finally write it. A while back I wrote how we moved from hemp construction to Earthships. Well the movement continues and we have moved away from Earthships too. This happened gradually and for numerous reasons: Expansive Clay Soils – we are […]

Weather Report Fall 2013

This is what it looks like outside at 07:30am here at Bhudeva: Ironically this marks, according to the forecasts, a period of 2 relatively sunny weeks. I have by now learned that at this time of year sunny means cold and cloudy means less cold (warm is pretty much gone). Though this isn’t the first […]


Warning: Illegal string offset 'sidebars' in /home/bhudeva/public_html/wp-content/themes/bhudeva01/thections.php on line 128