Nomade des Mers: Journeys aboard an eco-friendly boat in search of low-tech technologies

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Life & Soul Magazine

Nomade des Mer – an eco-friendly boat which houses a wind turbine, pedal power machine and water distiller on board – is on its worldwide journey to promote and foster research on low-tech technologies.

Last year, French engineer, environmentalist and explorer Corentin de Chatelperron began a three-year long tour of the low-tech world, aboard Nomade des Mers, a catamaran 18 metres long and 9 metres wide, composed of 50% linen and 50% jute.

The boat, alongside Corentin de Chatelperron’s crew of two and a few chickens, houses a “kind of research laboratory” with all kinds of low-tech inventions including a charcoal cook stove which uses a “green” charcoal, water distiller, wind turbine, pedal power machine and solar panels.

At each stopover on his low-tech world tour, Corentin de Chatelperron invites two inventors on board Nomade des Mers to participate in finding solutions to local problems using whatever is to hand.

So far the tour has…

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