Tiyospaye Winyan Maka

Promoting Alternative Housing and Energy, and Nutritional Sovereignty For Indigenous Families


Week One: Spring Build 2015

Posted by winyanmaka07 on April 27, 2015 at 10:25 PM

One step closer to a model sustainable, off-grid, solar powered Lakota home!


This weekend Tiyospaye, including a team of the Fast Horse family & kids, youth from EWB Colorado State University Chapter, and international & local volunteers, built foundations for a working/ volunteer camp on the Fast Horse land. Below are just a few of the things we’ve accomplished:

• a level, sturdy 8’ X 8’ floor & timber shelter for a battery shed

• a fortified two-seater latrine (cont'd from last summer)

• restored fire pit with LOADS of cut fire wood

• carefully cut and stacked cord wood and rock so we can continue cob wall experiments over the summer

• a leveled 650 gal water tank to gravity feed the camp kitchen over the summer build season

• layout of a hexagonal camp kitchen with a LIVE TREE center post

• a make-shift temporary shelter

• make shift tables and shelves from up-cycled materials generously provided by ALL our volunteers

• a set of GPS readings to map the homestead site.

• a temporary staging tent for tools and supplies

• and as always, fantastic pot luck MEALS that kept us all perking along and satisfied through the wet and the chill.

Categories: Photos, Fast Horse

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