My chief aim: Biomimicry In Action hands-on R&D experiential expo labs in our cities
Imagine you are a kid and in your local park you notice some crop circle geometries that get chalked out on lawn. Volunteers start forming these geometries into foundations made from car tires that support long woven “anaconda" potato bags... ordinary people sculpt complex catenary vaults using Augmented Reality glasses that allow them to build roofs without form work…
You are in awe and inspired, you can’t wait for school to end as you run back to the building site.
The process of construction is unlike you’ve seen before, people are sharing potluck whilst building a stellar hobbit cove, aesthetically merging earth with waste. You are asked to help taping half bottles into bricks that others are using to construct internal walls. The excavator arrives and covers the roof and back walls with soil that was dug from a pond in-front... the pond you later find out will reflect additional sunlight and bounce it inside the space.
A few months later you arrive at the open day and in the green house you see lush banana and orange trees surrounded by colourful berry bushes, all growing whilst it is snowing outside!, it’s warm but you see no heating source.
You place your phone into a google card-box, that was given to you upon arrival and with it you SEE HOW NATURE TAKES CARE of food, shelter, dirty water and provide comfortable temperature. You SEE the hot air travelling from the top of greenhouse for long term storage in the buried berm as well as the giant "flask". As someone washes their hands, the grey water travels under your feet into a wetland and then gets treated to flush the loo... You mind is blown and visual senses are tendalising, you keep on dreaming that your school taught you in similar ways.
After 5 minutes of seeing the visual animation overlayed over the biological ecosystems you experience as well as feeling the earthen structure around you, you totally get it how thermophilic bacteria and laws of physics keep the space warm.
You take AR glasses off to climb up a spiral dreamcatcher, made of rope, to bath in fine mist of water that impregnates a giant rainbow projected from a prism facing the sun… You leave in awe, wanting to take care of our Earth and become.........
We are an online and on-the-land institute that focuses on R&D of permaculture and nature inspired eco tech, whilst disseminating this hands-on wisdom through our courses. Our aim is to heal our water ecosystems and develop a self heating, cooling and food producing off-grid, living bio shelter for most erratic weather and uncertainties of the future.
We practically develop and teach the construction of self-sufficient, fireproof eco-homes infused with water recycling, food & air-producing living machines.
The design and various components of our bio habitats are inspired on Biomimicry; from using laws of physics combined with geothermal for heating & cooling the home to Bio Geometry & curvilinear catenary arches to provide strength & EMR protection.
I inspire our future generations to live in natural, owner-built timber-less* homes that tread lightly on the Earth, replacing firewood with heat from the sun & compost, thus preserving our old-growth forests.
Our main aim is to get people to move out of the city and we support this through live and online training in: