Top 10 Cottage Industry Products

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*Top 10 Cottage Industry Products posted on February 25, 2015 by Owen Geiger

#1 - Rocket Stove

Rocket stoves have become ubiquitous because they are extremely efficient and practical. You can burn twigs, stalks of plants and other readily available material that’s close at hand.

#2 - Treadle Pump

#3 - Solar Oven

Other solar oven plans:

#4 - Clay Oven

See Build Your Own Earth Oven book at One drawback is these ovens use quite a bit of wood.

#5 - EMAS Water Pump

Water filter:

#6 - CEB Press

The best value for the money at this time, in my opinion, are Star Top CEB presses. You can make your own CEB press with free plans from the Internet, but the quality will not be the same.

#7 - Recycled Plastic Block Press Ubuntu Blox

Harvey Lacey’s new press and block design is better than ever with 3 strands of poly baling twine for ease of construction and improved performance.

#8 - Solar Water Disinfection

Solar water disinfection is a type of portable water purification that uses solar energy to make biologically-contaminated (e.g. bacteria, viruses, protozoa and worms) water safe to drink. Water contaminated with non-biological agents such as toxic chemicals or heavy metals require additional steps to make the water safe to drink.

#9 - Solar Bottle Light

#10 - Pedal Powered Grain Mill

The author thanks Dr. Owen Geiger of the Natural Building Blog for the ideas suggested in the above list.