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This web site was created with
solar and wind power

(last revision: FEBRUARY 5,, 2018)



 

BUILDING PROJECTS

how to build your own load-bearing straw bale house in images
adobe and lime plastering - greenhouse - hot-water radiant
floor heating -
building a privacy wall with corn-stalk bales (video)
- retrofitting an old tin shed
into a guest house
- how to retrofit a moblie home - polyurethane roofing -
staining lime plaster and concrete with ferrous/iron sulfate -
starter-straw bale house plans - earthbag construction - building a Rocket Stove


RENEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS

installing your own solar electric system - rain water harvesting system-
small wind generator
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solar hot water and heating system -
the basics of solar cooking


RESOURCES AND GOOD IDEAS

Mindy's tips on saving energy - inspiring quotes -
good books and magazines/important web sites -
global climate change films - "Achieving Self-sufficiency"
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"Why Use Renewable Energy?"


GRAB BAG SURPRISES

articles by Jim Phypers - Sonoran Desert wildlife -
raising African Pygmy Goats - Commander Ghost Cat of the Solar Haven PackRat Patrole
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listen to our "theme song

WHO WE ARE

a little about us - Jim's "Recorder Music Listening Page"
picture gallery of our volunteers - comments in the media about Solar Haven -
a personal
statement from our hearts - SolarHaven2 Program in the State of Veracruz, Mexico
write us

NEW VENTURE

You can now purchase products which show images of our SOLARHAVEN projects in the United States and in Mexico as well as of the many adorable dogs and cats that have been our constant companions.  These products include stationery, photographic prints and spiral notebooks as well as smart phone cases,
throw pillows, tote bags, coffee mugs, and T-shirts.

New notebook designs available...




https://www.zazzle.com/findingparadise


   


"The Phypers Family"


"Five Dog Circus" -- Jim and Mindy -- "Security Cats"

 


"HOW It ALL HAPPENED"

(the story of the creation of Solar Haven in Arizona)

 

PERSONAL INSPIRATIONS...

Here are some very special
QUOTES

that have been a great inspiration to us...


Please let us tell you about three recent films on

GLORBAL CLIMATE CHANGE
that have opened our eyes... and point the need more then ever
to live sustainably and treat our planet with great care.



 


OUR FRIEND - THE SUN
THE GREATEST INSPIRATION OF ALL!



At the end of the day, and in the morning too,
the Arizona desert puts on a show
like nothing we have ever seen.


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Monsoon rain storms
during July and August can be awesome.



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The Google Ads on our pages no longer provide sufficient income
to the meet the server costs of over 800 visitors per day (280,000 per year).
Please consider a small donation so that the extensive information on this site remains free and available to all
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"A MAJOR CHANGE IN DIRECTION"

For reasons primarily related to Jim's health but also for financial reasons, Jim and Mindy Phypers have moved permanently to southern Mexico and have lived in two small mountain villages in Veracruz, Mexico. The first Solar Haven in Arizona has been sold. Jim's health has improved, and our SOLARHAVEN2 program is in full-swing

www.mexico.solarhaven.org

 


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