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Bringing the Wealth Home – intelligent Design at InishOge Farm

“We had a different notion of real wealth…we converted [our paper money] wealth into this land and home,” says Steve Unger. Mary Coll adds that they’re storing wealth in their knowledge, and by building a low-tech handmade house with no need for outside “experts” for maintenance. With their children Chloe and Finn, we tour the cob house under construction at Inishoge Farm in Sooke, BC, Canada. On the south side, heat from the summer sun is stored in rocks underground, which release heat slowly through winter (called annualized geo-solar heating). On the north side, walls are insulated to prevent heat loss, and there’s even a cool room (like a cold cellar). Chloe and Finn show us the cob oven and their favorite under-the-stairs room. Watch the whole episode to enjoy the blooper at the end! [inishoge.ca, rlwcf.blogspot.ca]



8 Comments on "Bringing the Wealth Home – intelligent Design at InishOge Farm"

  1. Apneaman on Fri, 29th Jan 2016 11:33 pm 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCQ0vDAbF7s

  2. GregT on Sat, 30th Jan 2016 12:07 am 

    Great band Apnea, even better video, haven’t seen that one before.

    I would hardly describe these people as your typical shiny happy types however. I haven’t met them personally, but I have been in their neighbourhood, and I’m pretty sure that my sister knows who they are.

    These are the types of people that have the best chance of getting through the coming bottleneck, if any of us still have any hopes of doing so at all. I commend them for their efforts, and what they are giving to their children is real life experience, not the usual shiny happy people BS. Two thumbs up to them and theirs!

  3. Apneaman on Sat, 30th Jan 2016 12:29 am 

    Power to them, Greg. Anything to get away from the dominate culture as much as is possible given ones particular circumstances is worth doing IMO. Personally speaking, I have no desire or intention of getting through the coming bottleneck.

  4. GregT on Sat, 30th Jan 2016 12:40 am 

    We have children Apnea. Whether anybody makes it through or not, we’ll die trying if we don’t.

  5. Apneaman on Sat, 30th Jan 2016 12:58 am 

    I’m sure I would feel differently if I had children.

  6. GregT on Sat, 30th Jan 2016 1:04 am 

    The feelings are even stronger when you have grandchildren. We expect our daughter to announce her pregnancy any day now. No point in trying to explain why this might not be such a great idea. I’m sure that you can understand why.

  7. ghung on Sat, 30th Jan 2016 9:42 am 

    GregT, above; “Great band Apnea, even better video…”

    Yeah, Greg, it’s interesting how little we discuss the role of music in navigating our life stories. R.E.M. (local Athens, Ga. band) with Kate Pierson (B-52s; also an Athens band); doesn’t get much better.

    My grandkids particularly like this version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Niy4Q_1d8Zw

    People here get too damn serious sometimes.

  8. MaxData21000 on Sun, 31st Jan 2016 9:02 am 

    With the house should go a BMW i3, or a Leaf.
    The BMW, if you can afford it, the most efficient EV on the planet. The Leaf being second.

    Solar panels for electric, a wind generate and energy independence.

    Low operational costs, but you still need society for battery replacement in 25 years.

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