Building A Civilization On $10,000

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 7:47am

Marcin Jakubowsi is a Polish-born “technologist” who moved to Missouri to start a farm of his own, and ended up creating a whole new approach to living off the land — for cheap. He found that buying traditional farming equipment was prohibitively expensive for anyone but the biggest of farms, so he designed and build his own equipment. He then made the schematics open-source, allowing other people to add their own innovations. Now, he calls the collection a “civilization starter kit,” with a price-tag of only $10,000, and it’s only growing from there.

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