Abe Connally

Abe Connally

Abe Connally and Josie Moores live with their two sons off the grid in the mountains of the Chihuahuan Desert. They develop innovative and practical solutions to homesteading on a budget. VelaCreations.com is the online documentation of their experiments and adventures.

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This plasma cutter promises tool inter-changeability, and synergy with its RepRap cousin. Read more »


Mike Sandlin prototyped a slow-flying, ultralight sailplane that he calls an “airchair.” Read more »


In rural Missouri, Marcin Jakubowski and the team at Open Source Ecology (OSE) are designing a sustainable village for the future. Read more »