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Episode-612- Paul Wheaton on Hugelkultur and wofati Eco Buildings — 19 Comments

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  2. The first interview with Paul was one of your best shows ever. This one seems to be so popular that your audio server times out (on all podcasts) because so many people are listening / downloading it live. Must be another great show. Pity I’ll have to wait…

  3. @Dr. Richard I have pushed it over to a back up audio server for a bit, try it now. We will give it it’s own stream till the spike dies back.

  4. too popular for the servers.. what a great problem to have! 🙂

    i built some pasture fence for my uncle about 18 years ago, here in SC. the posts were RETIRED black locust, from a vineyard, at 50 years IIRC. in any event, the posts are still standing. that stuff amazing…

  5. What can you say other than, AWESOME! It’s so good to hear Paul, been following Permies.com for awhile. I too have watched all of the vids on youtube. As well as reading all of the articles. Working on the forums, so much information is mind boggling. Hearing that Paul will be a regular guest is great. Thanks Jack for inviting Paul on the show. Based on the response one great idea.

  6. Jack – I was able to download it fast and quick so what ever you did seemed to help. I’m looking forward to listening to it – particularly the section on hugelculture. I started two hugelculture beds last weekend when it was warm and in the 70s (before we got 23 degrees and snow Tuesday). I dug out two of our existing beds (put the dirt to the side), put a layer of old firewood down, filled the gaps with dirt, then added layers of composting leaves, composting grass, dirt, and some blood meal before adding a final layer of the dirt that was left. I will add a bunch of compost on top and stone edging / walls when I get my annual compost delivery next month.

  7. Loving the interviews with Paul, looking forward to more of them in the future.

    Something he briefly mentioned in the first interview that I’d love for him to go into on a future show… Greenhouses. He mentioned when people use his design they love and actually use one while those built by other designs eventually fall into neglect. Within the next year or two I hope to build one myself and would love to hear his thoughts/design considerations.

  8. I was a little upset hearing about cardboard and newspaper not breaking down. I cover the 10′ x 10′ area I’m going to use for a garden with cardboard to kill the grass and thought maybe it would breakdown some to help improve the soil. Guess if it didn’t, as long as it kills the grass and anything else with it, I’ll be happy.

  9. Wow, I tuned in to learn about building a wofati and I also learned that the raised bed I built that I used newspaper and cardboard to kill the grass and the cedar I custom ordered for the frame, probably wasn’t a great idea. I can’t wait to find out what else I’ll learn from Paul down the road.

  10. I’m only 1/2 the way through the program, as I listen while driving to & from work.(Night shift in an E.R.)
    What can I say? Another outstanding interview!
    I greatly enjoyed and learned from the first one, this is no different and I am certainly looking forward to future “installments”.
    Thank you Jack and Thank you Paul for taking the time to share such needed information with us all.
    Regards,

  11. Another Great show guys. Thanks, I cant wait to hear more.

    My wife and I were 2 of the 7 at Pauls lecture.
    It is so great to have such an amazing resource in our hometown.
    Anyone in the Missoula area should definitly make the trip it is well worth it. Thanks again Paul!

    I finally signed up for the MSB thanks for the discount code Jack. I put together a few seed orders, and after using the discount codes I have already paid for the membership. I am making my way through the ebooks too. What a great value. Thanks Jack

    Thanks again for the collabortion guys, I look forward to hearing more.

  12. I’m really enjoying your interviews with Paul! I am wondering if Paul has plans to build a wofati house of his own anytime soon. I’d be interested in knowing how he might adapt some of the ideas about building materials to a dryer climate without the forest setting.

    Thanks!

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  14. Regarding the lasagna roof on the wofati…

    While listeing to this eposide I help on flashing back to Episode 560 on shipping container construcion episode. Based on that guys calculations, you had to make some major reinforcements to the roof to support the weight of even 8″ of soil. What kind of roof joyce system are you going to have to install in a wofati to support 30″ of soil?

  15. Should have proof read my last comment better. What I meant to say was:

    Regarding the lasagna roof on the wofati…

    While listeing to this eposide I kept on flashing back to Episode 560 on shipping container construcion. Based on that guys calculations, you had to make some major structural reinforcements to the roof of the shipping container to support the weight of even 8? of soil. What kind of roof joyce system are you going to have to install in a wofati to support 30? of soil?

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      A week ago I was #12 and right now I’m #10 – wow! People must be making links!

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