This team is dedicated to informing the rest of the group, and all of you what environmental factors are involved in the adobe-home building process. To ultimately find a way to maintain a sustainable home using renewal resources.
As a future project, Pablo plans on turning the mud pit into a pond. Plants and certain kinds of fish, mainly tilapia, can be used along with an aquaponics system, to filter the water in order to make it usable. Fish are valuable for their waste, which is used to fertilize the plants, which then suck up the water and filter it with their roots. Cisterns, which can be above-ground or underground, are huge receptacles for catching and storing water, lined with filters for cleansing. One last tip that Carns included was to create a piping system to connect the roof to the sources of water so that dirty rainwater that drips from the roof can be cleansed and used
By, Howee and Midori
We met the owner of the land on our first day on site, Pablo. He is an artist that sells his artwork on street markets. This definitely had an influence and drive on desiring to construct a sustainable house. Looking around Pablo’s land, I noticed many opportunities of harnessing power on his land. For example, in the reading “Off On Our Own” by Ted Carns, various ideas mentioned in it could be implemented on the land. This land was great for solar panels since it was an open area, also wind mills could be another option, even though it might not have been as useful because winds weren’t as constant. It is more probable for a clear sunny day to happen than a windy day.