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Ecological design

Principles of ecological design: Integrating Technology, Economics and Ecology

Principles of Ecological Design gives insight, inspiration and guidance for a root-level redesign of our way of life. It illuminates a way to live better and healthier with a lower climate footprint. These principles are fundamental to any green building or ecological living initiative.-More Info-

$6.95 Color download


Which greywater book(s) do you need?

Create an Oasis with Grey Water book cover.Builder's gray water guide book cover.laundry to landscape greywater systemsGreywater set


$51.80—($13 savings)

Create an Oasis with Grey Water book cover.Create an Oasis with Greywater: Integrated Design for Water Conservation: Reuse, Rainwater Harvesting & Sustainable Landscaping. 6th ed.

Create an Oasis describes how to choose, build, and use 17 different types of greywater systems. It thoroughly covers all greywater basics, and will benefit everyone who is using or contemplating the use of greywater. This 6th edition of the world’s best-selling greywater book includes ten pages of new text, photos, and figures, as well as complete, detailed design and installation information on Laundry to Landscape greywater systems.. -More Info-

“Greywater for dummies and greywater encyclopedia in one  information goldmine.”
—Dan Chiras, author,  The New Ecological Home; The Solar House

Author: Art Ludwig. Oasis Design, September 2015. 8.5x11, 162 pages, 300 figures & photos. ISBN 978-0-9643433-3-7. $22.95.

$22.95 Create an Oasis book only
Greywater Book and Video Set: Create an Oasis with Greywater, Builder's Greywater Guide, Principles of Ecological Design, Laundry to Landscape instructional DVD $51.80 ($13 savings)

laundry to landscape greywater systemsLaundry to Landscape Greywater Systems: Instructional video (DVD or download)

An instructional video explaining how to design and build Laundry to landscape greywater systems. These are the simplest, most economical greywater systems to install yourself as an owner or renter, and a good green collar job opportunity (as a self-employed installer or as part of your landscape, plumbing, or construction business). -More info-

Laundry to Landscape Instructional Video Produced by Art Ludwig, published by Oasis Design, 2010. 90 minutes

  DVD—$19.95 Soy ink color printed in a recycled cardboard case. ISBN 0-9643433-8-X. 

Digital Download—$14.95 Choice of resolutions. 

Builder's gray water guide book cover.Builder's Greywater Guide: Installation of Greywater Systems in New Construction and Remodeling

A supplement to our  Create an Oasis with Greywater-book which will help architects, landscape architects, plumbers, homeowners or anyone getting a permit for a greywater system, making a greywater system for others, or with an academic interest in greywater. Shows how to work within or around building codes to successfully include greywater systems in new construction or remodeling. Includes information on treatment effectiveness, excerpts from the UPC and CPC with commentary, and sample permit submissions. -More Info-

Author: Art Ludwig. Oasis Design, 1995-2015. 8.5 x 11, 58 pages, 16 figures and tables. ISBN 0964343320. $14.95
NOTE: You need Create an Oasis with Greywater to make sense of the Builder's Greywater Guide.


Flow Splitters (hardware) Special plumbing fittings for Branched Drain greywater systems which reliably split a gravity flow of unfiltered greywater into two streams. -More Info-

$19 — Flow splitter, 1.5"
$24 — Flow splitter, 2"

new item Three-way Diverter Valve 1" (brass) Special valves used to switch laundry greywater between alternate destinations. -More Info-

add to cart $59 — Three-Way Laundry Diverter Valve 1" (brass)

add to cart $299— Box of 6 Three-Way Laundry Diverter Valves 1" (brass)

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Water Storage coverWater Storage

How to design, build, and maintain water tanks, cisterns and ponds, and manage groundwater storage. It will help you with your water system, fire protection, and disaster preparedness, at low cost and using principles of ecological design. Includes how to make ferrocement water tanks. -More Info-

Author: Art Ludwig, published by Oasis Design. 2005. 8.5x11, 125 pages, 43 figures, 128 photos. ISBN 0-9643433-6-3. $19.95

Water Quality TestingWater Quality Testing Procedures and Information Packet

A set of downloadable files which will help you learn water testing techniques which are an optimal combination of simple, inexpensive and accurate; improve the design of your testing program; learn the limitations of testing; and learn how to get more out of your interpretation of water testing results. -More Info-

$14.95 — 34 page PDF document, Word document, and Excel worksheet- BETA VERSION

Washing dishes in a creek with sandClean, Green and Wild
Understanding Wild Water & Staying Clean Ecologically in the Wilderness

Understanding how nature processes and reuses "wastes" is a prerequisite not only to camping responsibly, but to designing any ecological wastewater system. This article will benefit anyone who spends much time outdoors. An understanding of these principles ideally would be required of anyone who designs water or wastewater systems.-More Info-

$4.95 Short article, PDF format


Pictorial Dictionary for Plumbing and Masonry Tools & Materials in English and Spanish

A key to common plumbing and masonry tools and components, in English, Spanish and pictures. It includes use tips (how to make good joints in PVC and galvanized, for example), and doubles as a shopping list for accurate hardware store runs, which was the use for which it was originally developed. -More Info-

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Grease-fitting equipped bicycle under testing in salt water.Bicycles—
Make your Bicycle Bearings Invincible and Vastly Easier to Service

Explains why and how to install your own grease fittings so your bearings vastly outperform "sealed" bearings at a fraction of the cost.
Includes drawings and detailed procedures for adding Zerk universal grease fittings to your bicycle's headset, bottom bracket, pedals and hubs. -More Info-

$4.95 Short article, PDF format.

Permaculture agroforestry harvest.Edible Landscaping—
Subtropical and Low Chill Deciduous Fruit Tree Selection Chart

Includes over a hundred recommended cultivars of subtropical and low chill deciduous fruit trees, with information on how to choose the most beneficial trees for multifunction, multi-benefit landscapes; drought, frost and shade tolerance, which varieties give the best fruit, bearing seasons, etc. Geared towards the home orchardist between 25 and 40 degrees from the equator. NOTE, this is a BETA VERSION , about 60% complete and 85% accurate. This is still the most complete and accurate information we've found on fruit trees in one list. -More Info-

$4.95 Excel spreadsheet and PDF of the same

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Create an Oasis with Greywater-book, Builder's GW Guide-book, Laundry 2 landscape-video, Water Storage-book,

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Eco Design Principles-download, Wild water wisdom-article, Water testing-download, Fruit tree chart, Invincible bearings, Pictorial construction Spanish dictionary, Maruata at the Crossroads (download)

Washing dishes in a creek with sand Water Quality Testing Permaculture agroforestry harvest. Grease-fitting equipped bicycle under testing in salt water. Plumbing and Masonry Dictionary (Spanish)

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