Resources

energy harvesting container off-grid

Off-Grid Container Houses: Harvesting Energy

Most individual, container-based houses are located out of towns, in the countryside. After all, their main advantage is the possibility to build them in areas with difficult access, close to nature and as a result – far from civilization. Leaving behind the stressful, hectic, and let’s face it – unhealthy city lifestyle, has many well-known …

Off-Grid Container Houses: Harvesting Energy Read More »

Rainwater filters

CH – Rainwater Harvesting System: Tank Inlet Filters and Fittings

Basic Elements of the Rainwater Harvesting System What functional and effective Rainwater Harvesting System should contain see here! Rainwater Tanks Fittings Many of us are more or less familiar with water installation fixtures, so we will keep it short, focusing only on their most important aspects. Pre-Tank Inlet Filters Tank is an exterior reservoir used …

CH – Rainwater Harvesting System: Tank Inlet Filters and Fittings Read More »

Rainwater Harvesting System Pre-Filtering

CH – Rainwater Harvesting System: Pre-Filtering 3

Basic Elements of the Rainwater Harvesting System Functional and effective Rainwater Harvesting System should include at least the following elements: ⦁ Water Catchment Area (see: Container Rainwater Harvesting-Catchment ) ⦁ Leaf-Shedding (see: Container Rainwater Pre-Filtering Systems) ⦁Conveyance System ⦁First-Flush Diverter ⦁ Storage Tanks ⦁ Pre-Tank Filtering ⦁ Tank Fittings ⦁ Oxygenation And, if needed: ⦁ …

CH – Rainwater Harvesting System: Pre-Filtering 3 Read More »

OFF GRID water harvesting system (2)

Off Grid Container Houses: Rainwater Harvesting Systems Pre-Filtering

Basic Elements of the Rainwater Harvesting System Functional and effective Rainwater Harvesting System should include at least the following elements: ⦁ Water Catchment Area (see: Container Rainwater Harvesting-Catchment ) ⦁ Leaf-Shedding ⦁ Conveyance System ⦁ First-Flush Diverter ⦁ Storage Tanks ⦁ Distribution System ⦁ Overflow System ⦁ Protection from insects & vermin And, if needed: …

Off Grid Container Houses: Rainwater Harvesting Systems Pre-Filtering Read More »

Rainwater Harvesting System

CH – Rainwater Harvesting System: Catchment

Basic Elements of the Rainwater Harvesting System These days, rainwater harvesting is not anymore an example of extravaganza; it’s rather a clear “statement” expressing our eco-responsibility and commitment to Mother Nature. If it is still not convincing, let’s also mention that thanks to a lack of chemical treatment (chlorine), rainwater is usually healthier than any …

CH – Rainwater Harvesting System: Catchment Read More »

Rainwater Harvesting Systems

Rainwater Harvesting Systems for Container Houses: Intro

Rainwater Fundamentals For many, harvesting rainwater is a matter of their eco-consciousness. Hopefully, it will be a growing trend because frankly, Mother Nature can’t make it anymore without our collaboration. However, for those that opted for living in an off-grid environment, harvesting rainwater is a matter of life. Certainly in the forefront of this trend …

Rainwater Harvesting Systems for Container Houses: Intro Read More »

electric-installation-shipping-container-homes

Electrical Wiring of Shipping Container Home

Electrical installations in container-based houses must follow both: National electrical standards (NEC in US) and Local building codes. After all, such houses must receive the certificate of occupancy from Local Authorities, confirming that the place is safe and sound as well as hazard-free. At first it may seem to be nothing new as all houses …

Electrical Wiring of Shipping Container Home Read More »