Homemade Tamales from all Local Ingredients

Many people in the rich world have little connection to the food they eat.  They find what they need at the local grocery store.  Ingredients have been shipped across the country or the world, possibly more than once, before being assembled into a highly processed form that has questionable health benefits.  More likely, the food the large brands are feeding them is detrimental to their health. Continue reading

Catching Household Water from the Sky

This video will show you the systems I’ve set up to collect rainwater and use it in my house. With water scarcity being such a big issue in many parts of the country and around the world thanks to climate change, overpopulation, and overconsumption, more than ever American households need to set up more sustainable systems for water use.   Continue reading

My Passive Solar Tiny House

This video is an introduction to the passive solar design features of my strawbale tiny house. This 450 sq ft house uses south facing windows to heat itself during winter, supplementing heat provided by a wood stove. Roman-style thermal curtains on all windows help to conserve heat. A cantilevered second floor and overhangs keep the sun out during warmer times of the year.  Continue reading

Intro to Hardcore Sustainable

This is an introduction and trailer to my new Youtube channel Hardcore Sustainable.

This channel will bring you an in-depth look at the techniques and technologies I’ve implemented to reduce my impact on the planet.  Continue reading