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In tonight’s podcast we will be talking about alternative building & sustainable living in Florida! Make sure to tune in to meet our special “Florida” guest. Hint: It’s Shae’s favorite person 🙂

We have a livestream podcast every Wednesday at 6:00pm pacific and you are always invited!

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Alternative building in Florida

Best building system in Florida http://www.naturalbuildingblog.com/best-building-system-for-florida/ —–link to Structure1.com …. http://www.naturalbuildingblog.com/reinforced-earthbag-specifications/
Permitted Earthbag dome building in Florida http://www.naturalbuildingblog.com/permitted-earthbag-dome-home-in-florida/
New Panel Homes. http://newpanelhomes.com
Shipping containers https://www.wuft.org/news/2015/02/16/storage-container-house/
University of Florida http://www.shimberg.ufl.edu/publications/hebelDoc.pdf

Nobody knows how many firearms are in Florida


It's Rachel says:

You didn't text me! xD

It's Rachel says:

I missed it! Noooooooooooo!

Hanne Line Jønsberg says:

Hi, from Norway

niceslug says:

hi from Sydney Australia !!!!!

Clare Krishan says:

Enjoying the "lateral-thinking" cross-pollinating of ideas and experiences! Could make for a great 'genre' playlist if continued into other locations – thinking globally?

ICYMI, here's a guy from Georgia [http://www.housealive.org h/t DirtpatchHeaven's homestead channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2GQkhnB8tQ_9P6p3lUYsfQ%5D endowing the best of USA's cobb-homestead skillset … training up the next generation of Asian artisans — in an orphanage on the Indian-Tibet border https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqD1_Rxjdws. Enjoy!

Bryce Byerley says:

San Francisco, CA

Christina Fisher says:

5100 ft in the mountains of northern California

lordrot20 says:

This is actually a pretty awesome discussion that y'all are talking about considering I literally live in north Florida only a hour away from Jacksonville.

Quilter Mum says:

You mentioned not being able to have much of a garden due to low water. However if you mulch a lot using sawdust, old leaves, grass clippings, hay or straw it will hold in the moisture. And it will put nutrients into the soil.

Dale Modisette says:

It all came about after a project I worked on to design a green subdivision with many others. I thought I could do more and started gathering info. That was when G+ was still invite only. A village is a 50 million dollar undertaken. Then broke it down to a what I call Dartanyan's Restaurant & Farm but again that was 5 million dollar undertaken. So I decided trying a homeless shelter with my knowledge._

1.9848 acre per person living in a sustainable village (234 people and 464.4432 acres for the village)
80% crafted, made and grown in said village And 20% are raw materials, food not grown, medical equipment/supplies, electronics and etc.
– 0.6250 acre of farmland/person (146.2500ac)
– 0.0892 acre of farmland to be sold/person (20.8728ac)
– 0.2321 acre of living area/person (54.3114ac)
– 0.0214 acre of wine vineyards/person (5.0076ac)
– 0.0714 acre of ponds/person (16.7076ac)
– 0.1069 acre of coffee/person or 3,456 trees (25.0146ac) [555 trees/2.4711 acres or 1 Hectare]
– 0.0071 acre of teas/person (1.6614ac)
– 0.0142 acre of herbs/person (3.3228ac)
– 0.1428 acre of schools/person (33.4152ac)
– 0.2142 acre of park & wildlife/person (50.1228ac)
– 0.1428 acre of village square/person (33.4152ac)
– 0.1785 acre of livestock/person (41.7690ac)
– 0.1392 acre of roads & etc/person (32.5728ac)

By using a mix of permaculture and aquaponics which in turn use 90% less water to grow food and a minimum of twice as fast :

* Reduces Labor by 75%
* Reuses 95% of the water
* Low Electricity Need (use solar to stay off the grid)
* Faster Vegetable
* Longer Shelf Life
* Organic Mineral Rich
* Produces Its own Fertilizer
* Non-Contaminated Fish
* Use of Tiger Shrimp &/or Crawfish to clean algae
* Uses of the Bacteria and fecal matter are collected to make Methane in place of natural gas &/or Decomposed solids to worm bin which turn is used to make Compost Tea is brewed from worm casting and water. The tea can be used for Fruit Orchard to increase Microbial Content in the soil.
The Helpful Garden

The idea is to design a homeless shelter using Aquaponics and permaculture to feed them as well as make money for them. Each place will have 9 to 13 (12 x 18) 216 sq ft building for living in. So the "Helpful Garden" will be shelter to up to 13 people as well as a farmers market. The one thing about homeless shelters is that one can be built every 80 miles about or so. I can see a minimum of 3000 homeless shelters of the "Helpful Garden" being built worldwide. (Powered by solar & wind) To build said place is about $500,000 depending where it built. Though it won't need donation or government grants to run for all it's money comes from it farmers market.

40% profit breakdown:

Money needed for sheltered women: $15,000/each allotted to each tiny home each year. plus stables (Example: coffee, sugar, flour, salt and pepper)

60% profit breakdown:

10% to building new Helpful Gardens
20% to maintenance
15% to college grants
15% to etc.

Budget : $500,000

1.) Land : 3+ acres (Budget $25,000.00 or less)
2.) Tiny Homes: 9 to 13 (12 x 18) 216 sq ft [on ½ acre] (Budget $156,000.00 or less)
3.) Intake Office: 600 Sq ft (Budget $25,000.00 or less)
4.) Farmers Market: ½ acre (Budget $45,000.00 or less)
5.) Parking Lot: ¼ acre (Budget $5,000.00)
6.) Aquaponics and Permaculture Farm: 1 ¾ acres (Budget $109,000.00 or more)

a.) Up to 3 different fish
b.) Tiger shrimp
c.) Crayfish
d.) 3 different apple and pears trees so [to have them throughout the year]
e.) Citrus trees like lemons, oranges and 2 two others.
f.) Chickens (meat and eggs)
g.) Goats (milk and cheese)
h.) Honey Bees 4 to 6 hives
i.) 2 fig trees (maybe)
j.) Freshwater mussels (maybe)
k.) Rabbits (maybe)

Powered : [Total Budget $135,000.00]

1.) Solar (Budget $90,000)
a.) Tiny Homes 13 set of 4 – 250 watt cell with light sensors (52 solar cells) cost between $27,287.00 and $36,387.00
b.) Aquaponics System – (?)
c.) Intake Office – set of 6 – 250 watt cell with light sensors
(cost between $3,148.50 and $4,198.50)
d.) Farmers Market – (?)

2.) Wind Power – (Budget $45,000)
a.) Windmill electric generator 15 to 30 KW cost between $18,000 – $48,000

Just some working notes:

Payroll for security : $3,900/wk $16,900/mo $202,800/yr
3 full time: ($24/hr) $2,880/wk $12,480/mo $149,760/yr
4 part time: 17 hour work week ($15/hr) $1,020/wk $4,420/mo $53,040/yr

Payroll for gardeners : same as security

Volunteers : 36 (though it's like $6/hr to help pay for their gas and childcare if needed).
$4,320/wk $18,720/mo $224,640/yr

Total payroll : $427,440/yr

Money needed for sheltered women: $144,000/yr or $12,000/each allotted to each tiny home (12)
Money of the other 60% profit equals $270,000

$450,000 plus payroll equals $958,769.04
Needed $263.34/hr@70/hr@52/wk=$958,769.04

235,000 lbs vegetables
@$0.5/lb=$32.28/hr or 64.56 lbs/hr or 645.5 lbs/day

30,000 lbs fish/crayfish/shrimp
@ $3/lbs = $247.251/day or $90,000.00/yr

These are all low ball figures
$174,720 online sales per year
$117,500 vegetable sale per year
$90,000.00 meat sales per year
$500 honey sales per year

At point soda sales per year

Snack & hot food sale per year

Cloths & wares sales per year

Frozen food sales per year

Canning goods sales per year

Dairy/cheese sales per year


Carmen B says:

I'm in Southern California

mike keller says:

What about using old tires to make the walls

jonny D says:

I'm in Lancaster California lol

martin f says:

am martin from Scotland, I wish you guys a great night, 04,19 here so,,,, good night x

Dhona Skye says:

I live in Arizona mow…but got family in Florida. ..they all say build light so it does not sink

Tommy TwoGun says:

Sinkholes are mostly a central Florida problem. Don't have to deal with that here in NE FL

Tommy TwoGun says:

I also live in the northeast FL area. You have to factor in high heat and humidity here during the summer months, and for building we have termites so using untreated lumber isn't a good idea.

Dean Trivitt says:

Dean Trivitt Lufkin Texas.

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