Los Molinos gets a new ram pump

Los Molinos de los Rio Aguas got a sharp reminder never to take water for granted when the hydraulic ram pump that provides the whole village with water stopped functioning recently. With no water from the taps or showers, we had to collect it from the acequia (water line) – a tiring and time-consuming job every morning! With the pump …

SunseedLos Molinos gets a new ram pump

¡Construimos un estanque para nuestro sistema de aguas residuales!

El último fin de semana de 16-17 de abril hemos llevado a cabo un taller de Tratamiento de Aguas Residuales por Fitodepuración, facilitado entre los coordinadores de Sunseed y el colectivo Paissano, amigos de Sunseed apasionados por temas de tratamiento y potabilización de agua. Hemos invitado a participar tanto a lxs voluntarixs de Sunseed como personas de la zona interesadas …

Sunseed¡Construimos un estanque para nuestro sistema de aguas residuales!

A new pond for our wastewater system!

Sunseed’s Appropriate Technology co-coordinator Piotr explains how we built a beautiful pond as part of our eco-friendly wastewater treatment system. Last weekend of 16-17 April at Sunseed we conducted a workshop on Ecological Wastewater Treatment, facilitated by the coordinators of Sunseed and the Paissano collective – friends of Sunseed and big water treatment and purification enthusiasts. We invited both Sunseed …

SunseedA new pond for our wastewater system!

The Ram Pump has been renovated!

One of the major projects and work of the Appropriate Technology department this summer has been a much needed renovation of the famous Sunseed ram pump! The ram pump is one of the best example of appropriate technology in Sunseed. It provides water to the village of Los Molinos from the ancient irrigation canals, 24 hours a day, 7 days …

SunseedThe Ram Pump has been renovated!

A Low Impact Fridge at Sunseed

Sunseed has a low impact fridge! This summer two French interns, Benjamin and Sylvain, joined us in the AT department. Their project was to design and experiment with a low impact fridge for Sunseed. The fridge design that they worked with was called “refrigerateur gigogne” and it aims to conserve food longer and fresher without using electricity. Felix Trombe was …

SunseedA Low Impact Fridge at Sunseed

Sunseed Updates!

The Sunseed team has been very busy this week trying to keep up with all of the exciting changes. A lot of new faces have been passing through the village to get a taste of sustainable living. These visitors had the treat of getting the full sustainable living tour during their stay. In addition, the visitors ate meals with the …

SunseedSunseed Updates!

The African Fridge

The African Fridge By Andreia Bastos Looking for a homemade way of cooling the drinks, we found out how to make an African Fridge. The African fridge is mostly used to keep the low temperature of the vegetables, and it works very well with drinks also. Luckily, we didn’t need to make one, Sunseed already has an African Fridge, lonely, …

SunseedThe African Fridge

Space for IBC Tanks

Hola, today we made more space around our main water storage, to fit two new IBC tanks, buffering water from the village ram pump. Improving the supporting edge. -The blocks of concrete are inclined slightly in the direction of the tanks. Here’s the old tank, which was installed without any protection from the sun. It has now whitered and cracked …

SunseedSpace for IBC Tanks

Biomass gasification cookstove – construction and use tutorial.

by Pako Ibáñez, Appropriate Technology Department at Sunseed It is time to build a biomass gasification cookstove. With this tutorial you can do it in an easy and cheap way. You can adapt the instructions to the materials you have, or you can find or acquire. There is no overly critical parameter. If you make modifications and does not work …

SunseedBiomass gasification cookstove – construction and use tutorial.

Appropriate Technology Dep. Sunseed activities July 2013

by Pako Ibáñez, Appropriate Technology department coordinator at Sunseed. The activity during july has been exceptional at Sunseed. In the AT department we haven’t stop one day with all the projects and activities done by the fantastic volunteers who choose these dates to stay here and share experiences. Inga and Rabbiya had their first contact with the photovoltaic panels production …

SunseedAppropriate Technology Dep. Sunseed activities July 2013