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RV Questions and Answers

On Tynan

My last post on living in an RV has generated a bunch of questions by comment and by email. Instead of responding to them individually, I'm going to answer them all here.

How long did it take you to outfit the RV with solar power?

Putting solar power into an RV is a simple job, primarily because most things in an RV (everything that I use) runs of 12V DC power instead of standard household 120V AC power.

Earthships, Sustainable Living, and the Future

On A Business Odyssey - Nat Bruno

I visited Taos, NM last year and I stayed in an Earthship while I was down there. The experience of living in an off-the-grid 'house' blew my mind. It was a completely self-sustainable, mortgage-free structure - electricity was generated by solar panels on the roof and stored in a huge battery, rainwater was captured by a large water tank built into the house, heat was produced by a long South facing window, and the toilet/water waste produced was composted and recycled back into the earth.

I was skeptical at first and I was expecting some of kind of issue to arise - being too hot or too cold in the house, having restrictions on our water or electricity use, simply something malfunctioning or breaking. But I have to say, staying in an Earthship for 4 days was extremely easy and I didn't have to change a thing with my daily routine.

The Earthship experience really got me thinking and asking questions about the future of sustainable living. Why aren't these Earthships the predominant method of building houses? There are many reasons but a few include:

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