HOUSE OF TINY SYSTEMS

IDEAS FOR A SELF SUFFICIENT LIFE IN A TINY HOUSE

SOLUTIONS FOR WATER RECYCLING

 [ NATURE-BASED WATER RECYCLING ]

The HOUSE OF TINY SYSTEMS is a tiny house with a function wall in the front. The project is focused on the research of sustainable material for water filter (filling and construction) and the exploration of water recycling concepts.  With the knowledge about water recycling I develop and construct an own independent sustainable water recycling system for my tiny house.

[1] Study and exploration of several known water recycling concepts based on natural cleaning ideas

Solutions for cleaning water exists since centuries and the knowledge about good and natural solutions is getting lost more and more because we got used to take the water from a tap. It goes without saying that the access to clean water exists every day. But the supply of water is increasingly no longer a matter of course because the water scarcity and privatization grow. The dependence on companies defines our access to clean water.

I look at old concepts of water recycling according to their principles of action and highlight their efficiency. For this I build gardens in which the concepts are clearly presented and accessible to everyone. So everyone can look at the ideas and acquire the knowledge about these solutions.

[2] Development of solutions for sustainable water autarky

Conventional water filter you can buy can only be used once. Because the conventional filter doesn’t have a long life and are thrown away after a short period of use a lot of plastic waste is produced.

I want to reduce the plastic waste and take a look in the nature for sustainable material to clean used water. Sustainable means: renewable raw material, biodegradable, accessible to everyone, self-producible, recyclable.

I will find a sustainable solution which creates a real independent situation. A solution with which I can clean my water with sustainable, renewable raw material I don’t have to buy from a company. That’s the red line in all experiments.

Every sustainable solution will be tested in experiments, shown in the laboratory garden and describe in documentation. So there is the opportunity to compare the different filter materials – by efficiency, costs, availability, effects and the possibility to make it yourself.

A lot of start ups, projects and universities make research on filter material and develop new solutions. I would like to show also new and clever ideas of cleaning water and the newest developments. For this I get in contact with the experts and work with them for an exhibition of their solutions. [ If you have an interesting and sustainable material please contact me: management_at_houseof.tiny-systems.com]

[3] Development of solutions for a self-sufficient and sustainable water household in a tiny house

With the knowledge of point [1] and [2] I want to find out to what extent the old concepts are suitable for a tiny house and develop self-sufficient solution for my tiny house. The conditions of a tiny house like small space and mobility influence the focus of my explorations.

MY WORK

[ EXHIBITION | WERKREIHE ]

Werkschau I
Werkschau II
Werkschau III

At first I implement a design study to show the idea of the system and its modular parts. The design shows the scientific background of the research and supports the possibility to exhibit the results.

In the exhibition WERKREIHE each individual development stage of the system is displayed in the functional wall of the tiny house to make the creation of a new concept and product understandable. Starting from the underlying principle to the finished system with its components the works shows show the individual stages.

[ EXPERIMENTS | EXPLORATIONS ]

SEPARATION IN THE WATER CYCLE
OLD AND NEW CONCEPTS | LABORATORY GARDEN
WATER RECYCLING WITH PLANTS | LABORATORY GARDEN
WATER RECYCLING WITH SAND, GRAVEL AND ACTIVE CARBON | LABORATORY GARDEN
MICROCYCLE ECONOMY
WIKI | THE KNOWLEDGE

I test several materials and their efficiency level to compare the cleaning effect. Each test will shown in the laboratory garden and describe in a documentation. Special attention is given to new filling material and new construction material like bio plastic. The work consists of several experiments with different sustainable filter material. There exists different ways to recycle used water and everyone has its own benefits and disadvantages. With chemistry and expensive filter systems produced by companies you can clean the water but you aren’t independent because you have to buy the material.

[CONSTRUCTION | SELF-SUFFICIENT WATER RECYCLING SYSTEM]

THE CONSTRUCTED WATER CYCLE
MODULAR COMPONENTS
DESIGN CONCEPT
BUILDING INSTRUCTIONS
FILTER

With the knowledge about concepts and materials I create an extract and develop the system in the function wall in the front of my tiny house. The construction of the components has a high demand for engineering and need a lot of clever ideas and special solutions. A designed water system has a lot of requirements known from the conventionally construction. In combination with design the construction is a big challenge.

[ SOCIAL-CRITICAL ASPECTS ]

This aspects are included. Water and the recycling of the used water isn’t only a technical and scientific solution. Water is a essential resource of every life. Without water no one and nothing can survive.

Under this aspect we must discuss about the ownership and the rights of water – especially drinking water. At a time when companies like Nestle are pumping out the water millions of liter and selling them expensively in the western society we can’t pretend that we don’t see it. We must know what kind of laws determine our access to clean water.

The socially aspects set a light on public discussions, art and the formulating of new approaches and demands. I will take a view to the legal basics and work out what it means to each individual life. In philosophical and critical discussion I ask for the right of the laws, formulate own statements and want to create a new thinking. With the construction of critical art projects I will bring the statements in the public.

Main questions:

Who owns the water ?
Why we must pay for water ?
Does Nestle have the right to steal water?
Why can water be sold ?

[ARTICLES]

[1] Weltwasserbericht 2018 | Die Hälfte der Menschheit von Wassermangel bedroht
„Der UN-Weltwasserbericht 2018 zeigt: „Naturbasierte Lösungen“ wie Wiederaufforstung, Nutzung von Feuchtgebieten und gezielte Grundwasseranreicherung können eine wichtige Rolle bei der Verbesserung von Wasserversorgung und -qualität spielen. Wir müssen dabei auch natürliche und naturähnliche Prozesse viel stärker als bisher nutzen.“

[2] PDF | The United Nations World Water Development Report 2018

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