I’m a 31 year old male living in Portland, OR. If you have any questions, have something to offer or would like to collaborate on a project. I can be reached at: email@example.com
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In 2014, my wife and I purchased a used motorhome for permanent habitation. The plan is to make improvements to the rig in solar power, wind power, storage, aesthetic mods, adding a composting toilet, some sort of solar greywater heat recovery, solar dehumidification and ventilation. We are also looking to make modifications to our own behavior so that our lifestyles mesh well with the available technology, with conservation being priority one.
This rig, the Squatch, is a testing platform for a new lifestyle and new technologies, so that one day I can build a tiny house from the ground up, creating a home specifically designed for our needs. Appropriate technology, if you will.
The focus of this blog from here on will center around my pursuit of a modular refrigerator design that is built in manner which makes it easily serviced and long lasting. I am also interested in pursuing low temperature heat engine designs, and apply both of these concepts towards living a simple lifestyle with autonomy, discipline, and self respect.
That should be enough to keep me busy for quite a while.
These machines should take a holistic approach to design considering the materials involved, lifespan of the technology, appropriateness to its environment, serviceability, making systems modular and having respect for future generations by taking into account the technical nutrients of a technology and how easily they can be recycled.
Beyond all of this, I want to be part of a greater community of people with similar interests, or at least complimentary interests, such that we can share our experience, skills, and ideas, so that we can all get on with living the most rewarding life practicable.