Tiny House for medical project

Update posted by Sabine Roper On Sep 12, 2015

We have been able to buy most of our equipment as solar lanterns, a solar panel , charge controller etc. I have not been able yet to get an converter from 110 to 220 V. Somehow this is not available in our town. I probably need to order it on-line. Al)so still missing is the bathtub (a simple cheap soaking tub) and our roof! I still need donation for the roof! I am planning of a combination of a traditional leaf roof in the veranda area and an isolated bamboo-proof roof with corrugated metal. Proof are recycled plastic bottles.I plan to use rice husk in bags for isolation and 2 layers of tarps for water proofing. I need to protect the tarps from the strong sunlight. The proof parts can act as sky lights. The leaf roofs are cheap and fast, but need to be replaced evry second year (at least). Metal roofs are hot. In hot season the temperatures climb up to 42 degrees, forweeks more than 36 degrees Celsius. I am still waiting for my permission to settle in the village, which is closest to the school of my children. The good part is, that the rain is slowing down and the monsoon season is soon ending,so we don't need to build in tropical downpours. I homeschooling 3 children, 2 are in a boarding house with school. I am finding ways to bake bread without an oven and very pleased with the results.It is a kind of dry run how to cook and bake in the new house. The kids are getting used to vegetarian food and start to like beans.

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Update posted by Sabine Roper On Aug 01, 2015

I made us a facebook page for reaching out more easily to my friends there. It will be faster to share new photos and updates, especially with a slow internet access. I put the new plan modifications on it, plus the progress of the preparations and the ideas of the Tiny House. if you use facebook, go and have a look and like the page, that you get all my updates from there. Thank you to all my on-line an doff-line supporters for our move and house build! Our life is very chaotic in the moment, but the support keeps us going!

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Update posted by Sabine Roper On Jul 17, 2015

We have emptied our old home and taken out everything, that will be useful in the new house like small sinks, mattresses, tables, a ladder etc. We can use the wooden kitchen tables and I have one comfortable chair. We sold are are trying to sell everything that is too much, too big or can't be run on solar panels. We filled up 20 big rubbish bags and cleaned out our lives. We found many things worth keeping back, that was kind of lost under the clutter of nine children. I often put things safely away to hinder the smallest ones to destroy it. I played on the plan again and again with the simulations and the tiny house is getting better and better in its details. The basic outline is unchanged. I watched videos about earthships and decided to make a similar planter system, that we can reuse our water. The kitchen and bathroom water will go into planters and should be clean enough to wash clothes with it. That graywater will then water some other plants. I also decided to raise the bamboo floor to be saver with flooding. This will allow us to sink the bath tubs, toilets and storage boxes into the ground. Our chicken can then run under the house as well and take care of bugs. I don't seem to be able to find new homes for our rescued dogs, so I bought big cages/kennels and we will take them for now. An Organization continues to try to find homes for them, but it is difficult and takes time.

I bought a pressurized water canister and we tried it out and it works as a shower. The kids are bit found of pumping, hope it last a bit. We bought several metal boxes, which will serve as furniture, each of us has one plus boxes for the pots etc, medical supplies and home schooling, books etc. I looked at the solar panels and the shop has all what I need, I haven't decided on the size yet. I finally found solar lanterns, so our lights don't need to be wired and can be taken where we need it. I got an inverter donated, so it will be easy to charge the laptop! We got the buckets for the composting toilet ....Going to buy a 6 person tent today!

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Update posted by Sabine Roper On May 19, 2015

The solar panels are the first equipment we will need to be able to run our phones and laptop. Until we can build the house we will live in a tent, which will be pretty trying in the monsoon season. Hopefully someone will open his porch for us. The first fundraiser for clothes and basic food to get started has taken off and the first donations are coming in. Another one to provide continous support with food and medical supplies is in preparation. Now we need a proper place to stay: our Tiny House. Please help and donate. This house will be the basis for our medical work.

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I do not know Mrs. Roper personally but I have been watching the projects of Mrs. Roper for some time now and came to the conclusion that she is a honest and sincere lady doctor that won't waste donors money by any means. This fundraising is the real thing and should be supported!! I am really admiring how she is managing all of this. I wish her and her family the best luck with the new tiny house and the new job. Hope to read more positive news soon.

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The donation is on behalf of my son KARIM DAMJI - he has bonded with Sabine and her children. I pray the children find a safe and healthy new home.

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