OFF-THE-GRID ENERGY CHOICES

How to Make a Simple Fuelless Cooker or Hay-box

Here's a quick and easy way to use less fuel, less water and still have a tasty and nutritious meal from a cardboard box...read more

How to Make a Wooden Fuelless Cooker or Hay-box

A more robust model which you can keep to hand in the kitchen or to take in a car to provide hot, nourishing food on a journey...read more

Choosing and Using Woodburning Cookers

When we first arrived here the Spartan heating was a massive granite fireplace, the chimney of which, 1.70m by 0.70m was...read more

Heat Pumps - Case Study. Lake & River Water

Anne-Marie and Jean-Louis have always used heat pumps as their principal source of energy...read more

Wood Chip Boiler Biomass Heater - Case Study. Organic Dairy Farm

A project that actually lies at the heart of what future energy conversion may be all about...read more

Home-made low-cost stove night storage heater from strawcrete and stone

For some time we have been toying with the idea of changing the heating system in our sitting room
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Home-made strawcrete and stone storage heater Part 2 - building the wall

Discussing our previous experience with storage heaters and why we wanted to make our own with ecological materials. And with the strawcrete pad now dry, the stone work begins...read more

Home-made strawcrete and stone storage heater Part 3 - building the wall cont..

Building the wall and firing up!...read more

How to Sweep the Chimney - Tips and Strategies

When wood or coal is burned in a fire, smoke is given off, in this are particles of unburned material, tars and water, which are slightly sticky and will adhere to...read more

Better Heat Distribution from Wood Heat 'How To'

For most of the year, the heat output from the cooker is adequate to keep the kitchen 'comfortable'..read more
 

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