Sheltered: Underground and Off the Grid

This article and documentary film are about building an underground complex that is far from being a natural building project. But I am posting this because I think that there are worthwhile things that can be learned. Sheltered: Underground and … Continue reading →

Earth Building Online Academy

I just found out about the Earth Building Academy and their online courses. They have been teaching for 20 years and recently ran a free online pizza oven course and had confirmation that online courses really work. They currently are … Continue reading →

Ikea is now selling Tiny Homes

The wildly successful Swedish company, Ikea, is seeking to move ecologically optimized tiny houses  to the mainstream. These tiny houses, or trailers around 200 square feet, bear the company’s trademark airy and minimalist style and retail for around $50,000.With Ikea’s … Continue reading →

Artful Bamboo Complex in Indonesia

This lovely building complex in Mekarwangi village, Indonesia, is a workshop and residence designed by RAW architecture. It was created with local craftsmen and materials (mostly bamboo) to create three organic-shaped buildings that fit into the landscape. They used recycled … Continue reading →