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Using compost to heat buildings

Category: Blog
Published: Sunday, 10 November 2013

The Japanese have created a model tea house that is heated with compost in the walls with pipes running through it. It is an elegant design that could be replicated in cob houses and other natural building, greenhouses, or other types of buildings. It’s good to see the concept is spreading. We have seen several working compost showers. How could you capture the heat in your compost pile?

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The link below has more information on the tea house.
http://inhabitat.com/circular-pod-tea-house-is-heated-by-compost/

Living Bridges – permaculture design inspiration

Category: Blog
Published: Sunday, 10 November 2013

Working with nature, rather than against her, the people of Meghalaya in India have created a beautiful design for a bridge that will survive heavy flooding. This is an exquisitely aesthetic and informative 5 minute video that you won’t regret viewing, or forget! How could we incorporate the lessons from this amazing design solution in our own lives and communities?
https://mail.google.com/mail/?shva=1#inbox/13a16e6996096942