Tanquinho

You may remember our simple gambiarra washing machine from our first year on the land,

This idea has worked well for us, but we were starting to wonder if it may have something to do with the slightly sub-standard washing results we get regularly, such as the following example…

So Beth thought it would be a good idea to get a “tanquinho” which is a very simple kind of washing machine that’s basically just a tub with a motor to shake the clothes about and a timer. You just fill it up with soapy water manually, and it only needs to run for about five minutes, so it’s no problem to use with the generator. It’s a lot less work and is a perfect compliment for the spinner dryer we got last year.

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