The details of this project will change and will sometimes link to other project pages or have updates on what we are currently getting ready to publish. The project logs will serve as a running blog of how we have hacked our life. The first project log will be more of a personal biography and how we have come to live the way we do. I will try to include stories of my family and how they hack life and happiness in their own spirit and actions. My daughters farm, learn and hack beside me and on their own diy projects. As my oldest daughter gets a little older, she will probably creating her own hackaday account. My children and family are brilliant and creative. They are the reason that we try to live better and to hack a better, cleaner way to live. To preserve an environment and future for them to thrive.
The reason I believe this is an important project and story to tell is because I believe that hacking is a lifestyle. I think it is a credo. It is what people who create manifesto's live. Ours is that we can live better, freer, cleaner, and happier through hacking everything around us to that purpose. For four years I have not been an indentured servant to western society. We do not have to pay a utility company to provide us power. We do not have to rely on the city or anyone else to provide our water. We use the sun and do not use fossil fuels to create hot water bathing or washing dishes. We grow our food to provide healthy, pesticide free, organic produce. We raise our own pigs and cattle for meat that are not riddled with steroids, antibiotics or other hormones. Our animals free range and are not subjected to engineered diets. We have fish in our aquaponics systems that are mercury and pollution free.
This project, the logs, and links will share not only our story but will give details, instructions, and/or resources on a variety of projects. We will talk about installing solar electric, solar water heat, rainwater catchment systems, greenhouse/hoophouse construction, creating and programming automation and monitoring systems, welding, carpentry, plumbing, earth plasters, earth construction, rocket stove and mass heating, animal husbandry, medical care, and a variety of other projects and resources that have helped us hack our life.