With the cost of living today more people are finding themselves struggling to afford their gas, heat, water, energy, and food. This can be very overwhelming for a single person let alone a family of five. So how can we as individuals become more self-sustainable? The answer would perhaps necessitate a some research into the ultimate self sustainable home.
The task at hand is fairly simple, and yet, it will take a fair amount of hard work and dedicated research.
There are six main components that need to be implemented, in order for one’s home, and its homeowner to become self-sustainable.
Following this author’s careful research into the subject it was discovered that the 1st step is to install a bio-digestor to the home’s plumbing. Bio-digestors take all of your waste, then convert it into two parts, the first part expels a waste (this will connect and go into your non-edible composter) and the second part collects the methane gas from waste and then uses it to power any gas needed for one’s house, such as stove, dryer, and barbecue.
In the second step the research suggested that the next component needed is two composter’s, these will connect to two main systems, the first system will connect to the bio-digestor and expel the waste into the home’s non-edible composter or garden box for non-edible plants. The second system will be connected to the home’s greenhouse where all of the other waste such as food scraps, egg shells, fruit, and vegetable stocks/cores, and paper waste accumulates. The waste from both the bio-digestor and composter will now be the ultimate fertilizer for the greenhouse.
The research also shows that the third component is actually the greenhouse, and should, for convenience, be placed beside the kitchen. The research suggest that greenhouse will allow one to grow all one’s own fruits, veggies and nuts. For best results add chickens, goats, and rabbits, have their indoor layer connect to the home’s greenhouse, in a separate caged area. According to the research carried out for this report, adding these will now take care of eggs, milk, cheese and meat.
The forth component is 2 or 3 barrel water collection system, (create a backup well, for emergencies), this will connect to your eavestroughs, gathering all rainwater, it will then be stored in the barrels, these will connect to both your homes plumbing and greenhouse watering systems.
The fifth step involves the adding a solar spot. This will depend on one’s budget and the direction of the sun to the home, it can be anywhere from a side panel, total roof or driveway.
Finally, the sixth step compels the homeowner to add at least one windmill on the property, preferably where the home get the most wind currents. Though there was no direction on its placement, the need is axiomatic.
Incorporating these 6 steps and corresponding components into the home will now make homeowner and home self-sustainable in water, heat, gas, energy and food.
Written by Mason shade
This is an idea that I designed myself for my dream home. I came up with this after few years of researching different types of sustainable living.