Underground PAHS House: Stone Wing V6

Underground PAHS house concept: Stone Wing V6

Underground PAHS house concept: Stone Wing V6


“Design on the stone wing concept is being revived after a brief hiatus. My underground home project is growing to include a sunroom / atrium entryway that will give more exposure for PAHS efficiency, and the overall layout has changed drastically to accommodate a larger common area. Check out the attached rough sketch – more to come!” Read more from > Underground PAHS House: Stone Wing V6

Cast In-situ Adobe T-Bricks

Cast in-situ adobe T-bricks by Vela Creations.com

Cast in-situ adobe T-bricks by Vela Creations.com


The blog post the other day about cast in-situ adobe was quite popular and so let’s explore a variation of this method developed by Abe at Vela Creations.com. I consider Abe’s Tblocks a major contribution to the natural building movement – even good enough for a major magazine article. Keep reading to learn the details. Read more from > Cast In-situ Adobe T-Bricks

Barrel Oven Planning

Barrel oven

Barrel oven


“I’ve already written a bit about my enthusiasm for ensuring we have something other than a camp stove and an open fire to cook on during the build of our house. I’ve done that before for large groups of people and I’m not keen to repeat the experience over longer than a weekend. It also seems fairly obvious that the key to ensuring we have willing and happy helpers is to keep them well fed (the whole build will go smoother with full bellies). So I don’t think it’s unreasonable to spend quite a bit of time and effort ensuring this is taken care of – I consider it good project management. One of our strategies is a barrel oven. Read more from > Barrel Oven Planning