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Self-efficient, self-sustaining clan members

Posted on 04.10.11 5:49PM under Uncategorized

In Kahakuloa, Maui, Uncle Oliver (ex-fire rescue, ex-cop, deep free diver, currently a taro farmer, and Hawaiian activist) has set up a community that is almost completely off the grid. He has photovoltaic electricity (still needs generator backup), taro and luau leaf patches, loads of papaya, bananas and mango, chickens, hunts for wild pigs, and had this young crew preparing a tilapia pond. He also has a few dogs, but we’ll leave this subject alone for the moment.

Uncle Oliver also has a little hydroelectric idea utilizing the river water he has running down the property. By focusing a portion of it into a 4″ pipe that narrows to a 2″ pipe, the velocity of the water accelerates to spin a propeller-like water wheel.

Looking forward to seeing how the tiliapia pond and hydroelectric works out.

And here’s the swimming pool.

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