Mitigating Drought Department: Mr. Rain Man shows how

This is so great! I hope this idea spreads — especially around drought prone areas. Please spread the word.

7 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Diane Jalbert on October 8, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    another great example of water re-use…


  2. Posted by Linda Grobe on October 8, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    Laura – you and many of your readers might be interested in the site The architect has been building these very interesting, almost totally off the grid, houses and teaching others worldwide to do so for the past 20 or so years. Among other things, if I’m remembering correctly they use the water 4 different times, passive heating and cooling (even in very hot or cold climates), indoor gardens, etc. Although it doesn’t necessarily help those of us who have conventionally built houses to retrofit them, it does give some wonderful ideas of what’s possible. Really inspirational!


  3. Thanks, Linda! Yes, David made me aware of these back in 2010 and we’ve talked of possibly building one some day. I know some people who have lived or stayed in Earthships before. They are not perfect, but are really, super cool and efficient! Thanks for the link.


  4. Thanks, Diane!


  5. Hi Laura,

    I shared on FB and reblogged from your site to my blog. Gotta love this guy. How ingenious and so practical at the same time.

    Really appreciate these posts!

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  6. Thanks so much for sharing, Dawn! We are the ones that need to do what we can and get creative. 🙂


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