The Walden Effect: Farming, simple living, permaculture, and invention.

Random roadside attraction

building a roof from scrap material


Saw this piece of homesteading sculpture on our way home today.

It's how I'd want to live out my old age if I was a retired satellite dish.


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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.



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An experiment in architecture, that's what I call it! Our area in NE Ohio is blessed with an over abundance of old satellite dishes. I have two structures on my property built with used satellite dishes, one structure is built with a solid aluminum dish and the other is built with a aluminum mesh dish which is great for growing ivy on. I have one more solid dish, perhaps someday I will construct a sand bag structure using used dog food bags and the dish as the roof. MERRY CHRISTMAS ALL.
Comment by zimmy Sun Dec 25 07:52:52 2011
Ooh, you make me want an aluminum mesh satellite dish too. I wonder if it would be strong enough to hold grape vines over our head?
Comment by anna Sun Dec 25 08:25:28 2011





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