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Low Technology Institute

Housing, Clothing, and Feeding Ourselves in a World After Fossil Fuels


We study and adapt pre- and nonindustrial construction techniques for sustainable buildings today and in the future.


Forget about today’s unsustainable clothing industry and learn to create clothing (and other personal items) locally and from scratch.


Without local, sustainable food, the future is bleak. We spend most of our time researching new and old ways to feed ourselves.


We carry out larger-scale research projects including solar hot water, beekeeping, and composting.

We carry out trials and experiments in our Low Tech R & D series.

We grew all our own food for a year — we called it Foodmageddon.

Support Us

We’re a member-supported 501(c)(3) nonprofit. We’re always looking for volunteers, donations, and underwriting partners.

Learn more about joining in here.


We offer classes and events that highlight our research and focus on skills needed in a locally resourced future.

Low Tech Podcast, No. 60 — EcoGuerrillas Audiobook Excerpt

Low Tech Podcast, No. 60 – 02  Dec 2022

EcoGuerrillas Audiobook Excerpt


In this episode we share a few excerpts from an audiobook germane to the institute’s ethos and mission.

Members of the institute get early access (keep an eye on your emails for a link).

#clifi #sustainability … More Low Tech Podcast, No. 60 — EcoGuerrillas Audiobook Excerpt

Did You Miss #GivingTuesday? How about #ProcrastinatorsWednesday?: Help a Different Type of Sustainability Nonprofit

“We are on a highway to climate hell with our foot on the accelerator.” The United Nations’ Secretary General, António Guterres, stated this at the COP 27 conference in Egypt. The digging and drilling of fossil fuels must stop and we must use renewable and nature-based solutions. The Low Technology Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit … More Did You Miss #GivingTuesday? How about #ProcrastinatorsWednesday?: Help a Different Type of Sustainability Nonprofit

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608 . 886 . 9584

11927 W. State Road 59
Evansville, Wisconsin 53536

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