A Practical Guide for Permaculturists Living Free

How To Build a Bicycle Powered Washing Machine

There are many ways to build yourself a pedal powered washing machine.  The first one we saw was simply a bicycle attached to the washing machine where the pedals do the work of the motor.  In other words you make the machine turn by pedaling.

What you need:

Bicycle
Washing machine
Some hardware
Maybe some welding

 

Here is a video that explains it a little:

 

And for the improved version:

We can list a whole bunch of websites and examples but here is a few that we like:

http://outils-autonomie.jimdo.com/lave-linge-à-pédales/  

http://www.designboom.com/design/pedal-powered-washing-machine/

http://www.dacres.org

With a little imagination and some ingenuity this is an easy project.

 

As soon as we have land secured we will start really making all the things we’ve posted about on the site!!!  For now see what the community is going to look like: The Catalyst

Until next time…

 

 

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