Hooray, the Solar PV system is underway. The garage door is on. The laundry is in. Tillellan is nearly ready to soak up the sun. And there has been a lot of it recently. Today the panels, tomorrow the kitchen!
"... we have found that basic personal habits and behaviours are some of the most difficult and sensitive to deal with, and yet they are at the heart of the ecologically dysfunctional nature of modern society." David Holmgren This post will probably be more … Continue reading Changes to Lifestyle
I've been fleshing out a bit more of the story of what we are up to and what we have done. It's all a part of the new transition from a document of personal experiences to one where we are actively and openly sharing our permaculture experiences. Taking inspiration also from blogs such as "Much … Continue reading Some History
Finally, we’ve made a decision on how we will be heating our water once the house is renovated After much research and asking friends about their experiences, some consultation with our local renewable energy guru and some logical thinking, we settled on a Solahart system. The benefits are that the storage and heating collection is … Continue reading Tillellan – Solar Hot Water System
After an hour or so of the power being out tonight, Mrs Petit Paradis was sitting at the dinner table with the little fellows as it got darker outside. "OK Mummy, can we have the lights back on now?" Hmm. The answer was in fact "No" but a further explanation was in order. When she … Continue reading Power Outage