Earthbag Canteen Project in Kathmandu, Nepal

Yesterday we got a comment by an earthbag builder who was harassed and given the ‘run-around’ by building code officials while building his earthbag home. Here’s part of my response to what Phil had to endure. … Continue reading →

Shed Conversion to Single Family Dwelling // Building Codes

We went to the Building Code office today. Danny talks about the shed conversion to a single family dwelling and what the building codes are for Stone County, MS. These may not be the same as codes in your county. … Continue reading →

Few or No Residential Building Codes in Brewster County, Texas

From time to time we feature areas around the U.S. that have few or no building codes. Today we profile Brewster County, Texas. Codes typically skyrocket the cost of construction ten-fold, so we encourage natural builders to seek out rural … Continue reading →

Why We’re Building Our Off Grid Dream Home In Cochise County Arizona

Cochise County Arizona offers an owner builder amendment which allows you to opt-out of building code and inspections which makes building your off-grid dream home a reality :D … Continue reading →