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Off grid container cabin in a native forest

 
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Hi!

I am so excited about building a cabin in the woods that is completely off grid. Water catchment with composting toilet and wood fired stove. In an serendipitous encounter I am helping in a farm in rural OH and one of the things we are doing are building container homes for guests, air bnb and otherwise, to come and experience off the grid living and farm life. This is a very special farm that is al natural and are looking to grow heritage wheat, corn and rye and teach people about local plants and forest and land stewardship. Glad to be part of this journey. Personally I am learning every step of the way and hope to one day be on a farm full time living the permies way.
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This sounds like an awesome project to get to be a part of! Thanks for sharing it.


You mention a wood stove; do you think the landowner might be able to warm up (ha ha) to the idea of a Rocket Mass Heater? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocket_mass_heater
 
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20 ft or 40 ft container?

I doubt a RMH would fit well into a 20 footer.
The link in my signature explains rainfall collection.
The biggest mistake people make is having the catchment tank too small.
And insulate the bottom!
 
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John C Daley wrote:I doubt a RMH would fit well into a 20 footer.


One more reason I'm eagerly watching the results of the 4" J-tube Pebble-style RMH that Uncle Mud recently built in the Red Cabin at Wheaton Labs.

He and Paul talk about it in podcast #505 a few weeks ago.
 
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Ash Jackson wrote:This sounds like an awesome project to get to be a part of! Thanks for sharing it.


You mention a wood stove; do you think the landowner might be able to warm up (ha ha) to the idea of a Rocket Mass Heater? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocket_mass_heater




You never know! Good suggestion
 
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