A cob style rocket mass heater is “the old reliable”. We have two projects to demonstrate this technique. One in a log home and one in a tipi. We put one in a tipi as part of an experiment to test how warm a person can be with a rocket mass heater and zero insulation. We interview the couple that stayed in the tipi for the first winter, with a strong focus on how comfortable they were when it was 26 degrees below zero.
With homelessness across our nation, something must be done. Shipping containers and tiny homes is the answer.
Each container home can be customized based on individual needs.
Imagine a community of tiny homes sheltering the homeless? If we could get habit for humanity to beging the project it wouldn’t take long to make it happen.
All their homes are insulated and include AC and heating units, plumbing, and wiring. Also, each home is equipped for hookup up to city drainage or to grey water and blackwater tanks for off grid living. 20 foot single container homes start at a shipping container. In some e you could set it on a foundation.
Ol school buses can be converted into a tiny home.
Solar/wind can provide electricity. Add a rocket mass stove for heating. This would truly be living off grid.