May 15th 2009 saw the successful delivery of the first corrugated steel shipping container to arrive at the Farm. One year later and we can harvest and purify all the fresh water we want. Solar energy stored in multiple banks of batteries. A "green roof" with 8-10 inches of organic topsoil insulating the roof, and providing ample room for a freshly planted Victory Garden we'll soon be supplementing into our daily diet. As of this afternoon brand new maple plywood paneling has been installed into the interior of ARK-A adding a bright natural and modern dimension to the space. Plus a cool shaded hand made "dog-azebo™" for our Head of Security to rest between patrols.
Soon two fully independent Arkhaus prototypes will be operational in tandem for the first time. Tomorrow final construction of the Savonius wind turbine should be in the works. And development of a combination passive solar hot water and hot air system has begun. I will try to be better about documenting all our progress, 2010 is going to be a good year for The Arkhaus Initiative! Thanks for all your support, encouragement and inspiration!