Seb Crangle – Ocean Shores
Climate Change / Electric Vehicles / Energy / ZEB Story

Seb Crangle – Ocean Shores

I recently joined the fabulous Library of STUFF Mullumbimby, motivated by being able to share useful equipment without us all needing to own it all separately. Of particular interest to me was the electric lawn mower because I wanted to “mow electric”😁, rather than use my polluting, petrol-powered lawnmower, and to charge the batteries from…

Annett Welss – Byron
Energy / Waste / ZEB Story

Annett Welss – Byron

For the last three years, we have been transforming our food and toilet waste into cooking gas and liquid fertiliser concentrate (see Living tiny and green) The whole setup is carbon-neutral because biomaterial which was created through photosynthesis pulls carbon out of the atmosphere, and once burned as energy will go back as CO2. The…

Ness Stewart – Montecollum
ZEB Story

Ness Stewart – Montecollum

During COVID lockdown in 2020 we lived in an offish-grid cabin, surrounded by excess eucalyptus wood that our landlady deemed a fire hazard. Our desire to be active managers of our woodlands inspired our cob-rocket-stove-thermosiphon-bathtub-water-heater design! Rainwater is collected in a barrel and plumbed into and heated around the cob stove. Through the law of…