|Bunk beds made out of recycled truck tires. Very, Very comfortable. The wood came from a zapatillo tree that had already fallen on the property.|
|The posada where guests sleep (and where all the tire trunk bunks are) was made using earthbag construction -- bags filled with dirt and then stacked like bricks.|
|This is one of the three gardens on site, this one recently expanded. We've just started planting and some plants are already poking out of the soil.|
|We still haven't perfected the system, but we're working on heating our water with compost. It has worked a few times, but not totally consistent.|
|Mobile chicken coop. The chickens tear up the dirt, eat the bugs, and fertilize the soil in areas where you are planning to plant a garden.|
|Water swale. In one of my previous posts I put up a video explaining how a swale works. Well, here's ours. I spent most of last week tearing up old cement and resealing it.|
This is the latest addition and in my opinion the best example of a self-incentivizing recycling initiative. A plastic bottle filled with water retracts light at 360 degrees. Very simple to install and provides 50 watts of light.
So there you have it. La Biosfera in a nutshell. In my next post I'll talk about the coffee we grow, pick, depulp, thresh, toast, and (of course) drink all on site.