Marcin Jakubowski: Do We Want An Efficient Economy?

Posted by Candice Wynter, December 2, 2012

Marcin Jakubowski 

In 2008, I dropped my theoretical physicist’s chalkboard and began developing the Global Village Construction Set (GVCS) — an open source, collaborative project. The GVCS is a modular, DIY, low-cost, high-performance platform that allows for the easy fabrication of the 50 different industrial machines that it takes to build a small, sustainable civilization with modern comforts. Our tools are designed to be simple, modular and last a lifetime. We started from raw land six years ago and built a 4,000 square foot fabrication facility — where we build tractors and compressed earth brick (CEB) presses, which we then used to build ourselves a 3,000 square foot house. (here is a short video of our story.)

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