The Biogenic Ecodesic Living Lighthouse
When we met in 1992, Donna and I were looking for another way
to live, outside of the entanglement of consumeristic society.
Since then we've made incredible progress and feel motivated to share
In reading about earth-friendly alternatives we came across
the idea of a simple dwelling called the B.E.L.L. (biogenic ecodesic living
lighthouse). It is a 309 sq. ft 8-sided, circular dwelling that
contains 22 windows all the way around. Construction cost less than $5000.
It facilitates a healthy lifestyle in communion with nature, and minimizes
fuel and utility costs. One can actually live in a BELL without the need
of electricity, or at least, rely on a PV system only. Heat is by wood stove.
The major advantage is the use of space and the ability to grow indoor
greens, such as wheatgrass, buckwheat and sunflower, because of the abundance
of fresh air and light. The indoor greens make up 50% of our diet, thereby
reducing our food bill significantly. We are able to minimize the need
for a large kitchen and garden, are able to catch rainwater, which also
reduced our need for installing a well or relying on city/rural water hookup.
We are hoping others are interested in this unique life-generating lifestyle
that promotes ecological and environmental responsibility.