I appreciate your thoughts and feelings on this theme for the self organizing society.
Your and Erica's P2P business model is genuine and comes through big time. I can understand that from listening(3 times) to your last podcast with Paul. The integrity with which you are conducting your life's passionate work is also apparent. I think there is a "real mass hunger" for people and businesses that exhibit integrity and truth
. Many people are getting tired of being taken in by untruthful advertising
and are becoming sick of glitzy consumerism. In times of dwindling resources, the masses cannot afford(literally) to continue to pursue elite's consumption model.
Why does it cost a person who runs a gas heater thousands a year when a properly built RMH or masonry stove would only cost hundreds
Why is it seemingly impossible to speak to an engineer on a level footing when discussing natural building.
Why is erica and i's work not considerd a real job?
All good questions. I think you know the answers. Re:Buckminster Fuller - Bucky - "You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete." That "new model of heating homes-RMH/Masonary Stone" is what you and Erica are helping do. As you know, it is not easy. The journey you are on will be difficult and possibly long. You have integrity and truth
on your side. I think in time, like Bucky, you will be rewarded kindly (financially and emotionally)
I am an engineer, and I say you stand on level or higher ground discussing natural building / RMH
/ Fire Science.
I consider your work a "real good job". You are "doing good in your job". I think the compensation question is the one you are dealing with! I think you are evolving methods which help you in those regards (easily selling plans
via internet, workshops, consulting, etc.) .
build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete
- Opinion - Next steps are 1)to have relatively inexpensive standard RMH burn tunnel componets that safely and reliably meet heat requirements and 2)get financial backing to do the lab testing to garner approval of RMH design.
Brainstorm Idea for Funding... http://www.kickstarter.com/
or some other type funding from "some smart rich person / persons that are not interested in monopolizing the RMH market". Maybe someone else has ideas on this...
This is probably more comments then necessary but your efforts inspire...
Keep on Keepin' On!
With regards and respect,