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ok ... i love huckleberry pie. some how i don't think i will get one for this tho...
i love the info i get from your site and the interviews and the videos etc.
This newest composting toilet design is awe inspiring! the one with the slopped triple chamber in the tree trunk. Can i get the specs on it? I am so over packing buckets of shit around and finding buckets to fit old seats that were made for bucket sizes that cant be found anymore.

i'm looking for helpers willing to help me build a small community of earth bag domes in hawaii. yep hawaii.
i have 1 acre of land. and i want to do the works and fit it all on that one little acre. swimming pond, gray water, water harvesting, bees, tilapia, chickens, composting toilets, solar, gardens, yadda yadda yadda... i like the cave / hobbit feel of the earth domes.

i live in a cabin near my i acre land, off the grid with modest solar electric & composting toilet, in a two story luxury camp like life style. we build little 8x12 bedrooms off in the woods in a few days when people come to stay sometimes.

you can come for a visit.
and bring a pie.

Mike and i can pick you up at the airport, you can stay with us and we'll show you around the island. One island sustainable living center is on this island and they are doing some great things here.

Ya! check out One Island Sustainable on line - http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs090/1107937355248/archive/1111119278889.html
and maybe you can make it for one of the events.
see ya soon.
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Sounds wonderful, especially given that it was 12 degrees (Farenheit) here in Wisconsin this morning. With 2 little girls, we're not likely to take you up on your offer, but I'd love to see some pictures!

We are on one acre as well, but our land is an ordinary looking suburban house/yard from the front, just a lot bigger in back than you'd expect.
 
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Not so sure about earth bag building in what is (I think, from a distance) a warm, humid, tropical climate. Beware of humidity buildup and mold from insufficient air circulation. Earthbags are, I believe, originally a dryland and cool climate strategy.
 
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Earthbag are very doable in the humid tropic.
http://www.earthbagbuilding.com/pdf/simpleearthbuildings3.pdf

Are you on the Big Island. I see some cheap land there.
 
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