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Making the chicken coop

Building with recycled materials

When we came here, we had almost no experience with construction or wood working. But, life invites you to bring more out of yourself and do things you thought you never would be capable of. Pallet wood is an amazing and mostly free material to work with. It only asks for patience to remove the shelves. 

Building our own rain water harvesting system

When you live in an area with lack of water, you do everything you can to use the water in the best possible beneficial way. We build our own rain water system, with a 10.000 liter tank in the ground, and 2 containers of 2.000 liter for the irrigation of the greenhouse. For this we used 2 recycled containers (used for food.- so no harmful), and a lot of pallet wood. We had to buy the gutters and pipes, and pay a little bit for the containers, but overall, we saved a lot by doing it this way.