Low-tech near you

Welcome to the collaborative low-tech directory. The directory allows you to find low-tech actors near you. We do not collect any data.

The directory is not an exhaustive database of low-tech actors. It is the result of scouting by the Low-tech Lab, communities, low-tech explorers… It is constantly evolving thanks to the contributions of all low-tech actors in the world… and thanks to you, too!

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Worldwide in 2023

A directory? But why not a cartography!

We have chosen not to display a map for several reasons: first, the display of a list of answers is lighter, requires less bandwidth, making the information accessible regardless of the quality of the user’s connection. Secondly, we do not ask for precise location information and thus respect the privacy of our visitors.

13 fields listed

Clothing, Communication, Energy, Farming, Food, Health, Housing, Hygiene, Materials, Mobility, Tools, Waste, Water

989 projects listed

Institution - Communauté - Fondation, R&D - Prototype, Service - Sale of products, Training - Education - Awareness

93 countries listed

Afghanistan, Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, …

Breakdown by field

Energy (48.3% – 478 projects)

Rocket stove, solar oven, wind turbine, biogas, …

Food (34.2% – 338 projects)

Lactofermentation, Spirulina, Mushrooms, …

Water (28.2% – 279 projects)

Biosand filter, ram pump, solar desalinator, phyto-purification, …

Farming (26.3% – 260 projects)

Permaculture, Hydroponics, Mushroom cultivation, …

Waste (25.8% – 255 projects)

Vermicomposting, Black Soldier Fly, Plastic recycling machines, …

Housing (25.6% – 253 projects)

Soil-straw building, bioclimatic houses, yurt, …

Materials (21% – 208 projects)

Myco-materials, Cob, Vegetable Leather, …

Tools (18.4% – 182 projects)

Pedal-powered machines, hand-tools, DIY farming machines, …

Hygiene (13.2% – 131 projects)

Composting toilets, shower loop, feminine protection, …

Health (10.4% – 103 projects)

Herbalism, natural cosmetics, …

Mobility (9.8% – 97 projects)

Cargo bike, sailing, biodiesel, …

Communication (5% – 49 projects)

Ham radio, local internet, recycled computer, …

Clothing (0.7% – 7 projects)


Breakdown by project type

Service - Sale of products (55.1% – 545 projects)

Training - Education - Awareness (52.4% – 518 projects)

R&D - Prototype (28.4% – 281 projects)

Institution - Communauté - Fondation (12.8% – 127 projects)

Breakdown by continent

Europe (59.4% – 587 projects)

America (18.2% – 180 projects)

Africa (11.1% – 110 projects)

Asia (9% – 89 projects)

Oceania (0.5% – 5 projects)

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