Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Solar Dehydrator

I made my own solar dehydrator, and sell them, this is the fruit of my labor and love.  If you want to buy one they are $2000 pesos for local delivery and have a 1 year guarantee.  

TOP L-R: Apple, Banana, Papaya, Small Bananas

BOTTOM L-R: Beef Jerky, Kiwi, Tomato, Zucchini, Peach



Beef Jerky

The Machine with the door open.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Pine folding chair. Glued and screwed. Linseed / Tung Oil Finish. $500 pesos for local delivery. Built by Marcos Grossman, today.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Chicken Yurt

I never got around to taking a photo of the finished chicken yurt, until today.  It was finished around 4 years ago.  and has not been touched since.  The chickens use it to lay eggs and raise their young.

The dome is an old glass sink, in order underneath is:  old inner tube, tetrapack silver roof, reused plastic shingles for the black roof.  underneath is a wooden yurt structure.

Thursday, June 20, 2013


This is my most recent woodworking.  All natural joinery with glue.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Natural Paint

Local Clay and Prickly Pear Cactus Juice.


Sunday, May 19, 2013

Solar Chimney Dehydrator

Just in the oven.  First time ever for us!   The new Prototype.  Solar Chimney Dehydrator.  Day 1 in action.  You can see in one photo our solar hot water heater.   !viva Sol!

Todays Menu:  Banana, Mango, Apple, Zucchini, Potato

Monday, April 29, 2013

BARREL OVEN continues

Luis is sponging the fancy finish coat.  The future owner looks on!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Solar Fruit Dehydrator.

From the kitchen to the roof. Apple, Strawberry, Papaya, Mango, Cantaloupe.

Desde la cocina hasta el techo.  Manzana, Fresa, Papaya, Mango, Melon

In the kitchen.

And onto the roof.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Barrel Oven. Work in progress

Barrel Oven. Work in Progress. This is for my neighbor. I am only using what materials she has on hand. Any suggestions are welcome, but remember, we have no budget.....

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Village Creek

This is what I have been doing to the local creek on most Sunday Mornings.
The function in not only esthetic, but quite practical as well.
During the dry season, they turn a small narrow creek into a wide creek.
This will give more water to the local aquifer among many benefits.