Josse Horsten

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Hello,

We will be buidling a reciprocal roof on a roundhouse shed this spring. The roof will be covered with pondliner and then a green roof. We would like to collect the water from the greenroof for watering our gardens.
Does anybody have a good working example for collecting the water that runs of the roof? Since it is round it is hard to work with standard straight gutters.

Anybody have ideas how to calculate the strength of a roundwood reciprocal roof? Since it will be covered with a greenroof, it will have to be able to bear a serious load. About 250kg/m2.


Would love to hear from you!

greets,

Josse
Does this book have any information on making drinking water from rainwater havest?

Greets,
Josse
2 years ago

A "Slow Sand Filter" sounds perfect for you.  
http://www.slowsandfilter.org/



thanks peter, this system looks suitable for irrigation and cleaning and so on. But the website tells me that it is not suitable for drinking water.


Take a look at this other thread.

https://permies.com/wiki/73798/Catch-Rain-rainwater-catchment-book



Matt, Do you know if the book describes a system to make potable water from rain water?

Thanks
2 years ago
Dear all,

I am living in a permaculture community with 11 other people in Belgium. A country where it very often rains. We have a beatiful roof on our communal house with brick tiles on it.
We are looking for a system (above ground, no pumps) to purify our rainwater in to drinking water. I have heard about sytems with plant filters in combination with active coal.
Does anybody know a good rescource to design a system that can fill in our needs.
It just has to be healthy and safe drinking water for 12 people.
It doesn't have to be always available. We do have groundwater backup.
We would love to make it ourself and not use pomps  or electricity.

Hope anyone can help?

Thanks,
Josse from deweegbree.be
2 years ago
Hi,


I have made an earthern floor on my yurt platform.
It is build op in various layers.
First layer is crushed rock en then a layer of siky sand. On thop of that I have put the cob in two layers.

Since it has been a very wet summer here, the cob doesn't seem to dry, I guess my crushed rock layer doesn't stop the moisture from the ground level to rise upto the cob.
I didn't wan't to use plastic as a moisture barrier.

Now I wonder if the cob floor dries this summer in good weather, and I finish it of with lineseed oil. Will it keep hard in the winter? Even if it becomes wet again outside?

Hope anyone can help.

Josse
4 years ago
Hi Ben,

Do you have an idea on the mixture of terpentine and lineseedoil? Have you tried it yourself?

Thanks in advance!
4 years ago
Hi!

We have built a rocket stove mass heater at our permaproject this fall and are now looking to make a nice finish on the cob structure, to make it more waterproof, less dusty and durable.
Does anyone have expierience or good iedas to make a finish layer with natural rescourses?

I heard about linseedoil for earthern floors but haven't seen it been used on heated surfaces.


Thanks in advance!

greets,
Josse

www.deweegbree.be
4 years ago