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The $100 House

Thursday, July 30th, 2015:

A few years ago my girlfriend called me into the living room to see an adobe house on TV. “Quick”, she said, “it only cost $100”. I thought there must be some mistake, but I rushed over to see the house out of curiosity. To my surprise it was quite nice.  Read more from > The $100 House

Underground PAHS House: Stone Wing V6

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015:

“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 […]  Read more from > Underground PAHS House: Stone Wing V6

Cast In-situ Adobe T-Bricks

Monday, July 27th, 2015:

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 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