Ten-Mile Building Challenge: Imagine twenty-five years into the future: we’ll have used up the rest of the accessible oil and cannot depend on fossil fuels for transport or production. If you want to build a house or other structure, you’d have to figure out how to build with what is near at hand.
Thank you for visiting the website of the Low Technology Institute. We’re focused on identifying, researching, and adapting solutions to house, clothe, and feed ourselves when fossil fuels become a thing of the past. This may happen sooner or later, but when it does, you are welcome to use our free, publicly available transition rubric. Until then, please help us refine our solutions by testing them out for yourself and becoming a research collaborator by providing feedback and improvements.
We’re currently putting out a blog, podcast, and videos to highlight the work of the institute and others. We offer regular workshops and memberships. We’re looking for citizen scientists to partner with us on developing and testing our solutions. In the future, we hope to put out technical bulletins, but we are currently looking for submissions and volunteers.
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