Geoffrey Chia

The ongoing Tiny House Design Chronicles: Maximising solar energy collection

Here is a brief commentary expanding on the previously mentioned idea of using the water in the indoor header tank as thermal mass and how it can be optimally configured to collect solar heat

April 15, 2016


Ultimate Tiny House Design

The latest internal configurations shown here represent what I describe as the penultimate and ultimate passive solar and plumbing designs for a tiny house on wheels.

March 18, 2016


Tiny House Electrics

It no longer makes economic sense for a new house owner (who does not need air conditioning) to purchase their electricity from the ever more costly (and expensive to maintain) fixed grid.

February 26, 2016


Plumbing the Tiny House

This continues the series of articles by which we hope to empower readers to exit the "killing fields of the future" (the cities), to help you achieve and maintain a comfortable offgrid lifestyle for at least a couple of decades

February 16, 2016

It’s not Rocket Surgery: Choosing an Indoor Mini Wood stove for a Tiny House

This article will focus on one item which can keep you comfortable in cold weather, especially when faced with the inevitable fossil fuel shortages in the near future: the indoor wood heater/stove…

February 8, 2016

There’s no fuel like an old fuel

Strongly reasoned case put for biofuels as the solution to decline of fossil oil supply. Dr Chia (cardiologist) calmly lays out the Hubbert/depletionists case, dismisses any central role for nuclear energy, and goes on to advocate bioengineered phyto-fuels (for biodiesel etc) and the development of artificial photosynthesis.

June 18, 2005

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