Hi, my name is Ben and I am a permaculture designer, engineer for renewable energy and low tech enthusiast based in Freiburg, Germany.
What I do
You can book me as a workshop tutor or consultant for permaculture design, appropriate technology and low-tech solutions in the fields…
• Biofertilizers (Biochar, Terra Preta de Indio, Bokashi)
• Solar Energy (PV, solar drying, solar thermal)
• Compost Toilets
• Wood and Biochar ovens
Feel free to contact me if you want to host a workshop or want to apply one of the techniques and need consultancy
Why I do what I do
Most of the actual problems (Collaps of ecosystems & Climate Change) relate more or less to the addiction of civilization to economic growth.
Anyone who believes in indefinite growth
in anything physical, on a physically finite planet,
is either mad or an economist
Economic growth is always based on overexploitation of nature and people. If I want to be part of the solution rather be part of the problem then I can reduce my ecological footprint thru a preferable ecosufficient, efficiant and subsistant lifestyle.
Where does the name “The Barefoot Engineer” come from?
There are two inspirations: one is a project in india, where women learn to become electricians to build solar panels. The other one is the great book „The Barefoot Architect“ which is about low-tech building techniques.