• Inman couple seeks backing for eco-village

    Off the keyboard of Bob Montgomery Follow us on Twitter @doomstead666 Friend us on Facebook Published on GOUPstate on October 1, 2016 Discuss this article at the SUN Table inside the Diner Wendy and Aaron McCarty of Inman believe the lifestyle many of us enjoy today could be completely upended if a major disruption ever occurred in the energy grid. They dream of building a self-sustaining eco-village, complete with energy-efficient geodome structures, vegetable gardens and bamboo Read more [...]
  • Monolithic Memories

    Off the keyboard of RE Follow us on Twitter @doomstead666 Friend us on Facebook Published on the Doomstead Diner and SUN4Living on April 27, 2014 Discuss this article at the SUN Table inside the Diner A couple of weeks ago we held the first Convocation of Diners down in Texas. We did this in conjunction with a workshop held at Monolithic Domes, a 1 week intensive course where you learn the principles and practical aspects of building ferro-cement domes, for use as Domiciles, Grow-Domes and Read more [...]
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  • Protected: Support messing around.

    A test post for pay per access pages.   CPdonation button: Rather crap, needs an email and a common "return" page.  We want separate "return pages" that have the link or embed the soundcloud (or similar) files. Let's try smart donations (the new smiley face on the editing bar).   Olimeter.  This pulls a balance from the sun paypal and adds in what we tell it is in the bank. Read more [...]
  • Aquaponics in One Day

    After at least four hours of sleep, I dragged myself out of bed in the wee hours Saturday morning and headed out on a mission to Old World Aquafarm, in Livingston, Texas, some four hours away. After only getting lost once, I arrived before 10 a.m. There I found proprietor Donald Holmes and his assistant Daniel already working on a new deep soil bed that will used for growing root crops, (something most hydro growers struggle with). Donald, a retired physicians assistant from the Houston area, Read more [...]
  • Welcome!

    A bunch of newbies have joined up lately and posted comments, which I just have not had time to respond to.  I am all over the place these days with podcasting and ranting and otherwise trying to bring the message of Resource Depletion and Industrial Civilization Collapse to more people, and the number of different websites I look at each day and try to comment on gets exponentially larger all the time. Hopefully, we will get some of the sunsteaders here to respond to the comments made and get Read more [...]
  • Powering Down

      I've been reading about collapse topics voraciously for about three years. I've read all the major bloggers, and I've spent a lot of time thinking about ways to prepare for the most likely scenarios that I can envision. I've trained myself fairly relentlessly by taking the most appropriate workshops and training I could find, and I've watched a ton of good videos on topics like rocket stoves, solar PV tech, intensive gardening, and permaculture topics. I've read a lot of books. I've Read more [...]
  • Domes & Embedded Energy

    Off the keyboard of RE Follow us on Twitter @doomstead666 Friend us on Facebook Published on SUN4Living on April 13, 2014 Interview: Monolithic Domes Founder David South Eddie did some chronicling of the daily learning that went on at Monolithic Domes, in retrospect now that the Workshop is over I thought I might take some time tonight to look at the Bigger Picture with respect to Domes in general, and the Monolithic Method in particular. Wednesday's workshopp was particularly rich Read more [...]
  • Eddie’s Take on Domesteading

    Off the keyboard of Eddie Follow us on Twitter @doomstead666 Friend us on Facebook Published on SUN4Living on April 8, 2014 Discuss this article at the SUN Table inside the Diner Today was our first day of what looks to be five pretty full days here at Monolithic Domes. Today we heard from a couple of speakers, including Monolithic's founder and CEO, David South. It was probably worth the price of admission to listen to David, who is one of those visionary geniuses who has managed to combine Read more [...]
  • The 1st Diner Convocation

    Off the keyboard of RE In a bit over a week from now, after a couple of years jawboning collapse on the Doomstead Diner, the Knights of the Round Table on the Diner are finally going to meet up IRL down in Texas. "In Real Life" is the meaning of that acronym for people who don't frequent Cyberspace that much, in contrast to the In Virtual Life you pursue as an Internet Junkie, where often people have Identities and Personalities not precisely like their IRL ones. Whether you pursue an Anon Read more [...]