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 2022

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.

12 fields listed

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

823 projects listed

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

86 countries listed

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

Breakdown by field

Energy (48% – 395 projects)

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

Food (32.6% – 268 projects)

Lactofermentation, Spirulina, Mushrooms, …

Water (29% – 239 projects)

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

Waste (26.7% – 220 projects)

Vermicomposting, Black Soldier Fly, Plastic recycling machines, …

Farming (25.8% – 212 projects)

Permaculture, Hydroponics, Mushroom cultivation, …

Housing (24.8% – 204 projects)

Soil-straw building, bioclimatic houses, yurt, …

Materials (18.5% – 152 projects)

Myco-materials, Cob, Vegetable Leather, …

Tools (15.2% – 125 projects)

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

Hygiene (13.4% – 110 projects)

Composting toilets, shower loop, feminine protection, …

Health (10.2% – 84 projects)

Herbalism, natural cosmetics, …

Mobility (7.8% – 64 projects)

Cargo bike, sailing, biodiesel, …

Communication (3.9% – 32 projects)

Ham radio, local internet, recycled computer, …

Breakdown by project type

Service - Sale of products (58.7% – 483 projects)

Training - Education - Awareness (48.7% – 401 projects)

R&D - Prototype (27.9% – 230 projects)

Institution - Communauté - Fondation (10.6% – 87 projects)

Breakdown by continent

Europe (54.2% – 446 projects)

America (20.5% – 169 projects)

Africa (12% – 99 projects)

Asia (10.2% – 84 projects)

Oceania (0.6% – 5 projects)

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