Stone houses and almost no electricity

“Valle Bavona is surrounded by hydroelectric power plants, but in the 1950s its inhabitants rejected electricity. Keeping away from modernity has been a plus for the valley. Since it had no electricity, no new buildings were constructed and the valley … Continue reading →

Sandpoint Transition Initiative

Most communities across the US have left things in the hands of government to resolve. After many years of failed policies, corruption and mismanagement we’re now seeing the results. It’s encouraging to see communities like Sandpoint, Idaho actively taking steps … Continue reading →

Q&A: Choosing Land for Off-Grid Living

When buying land, natural builders are faced with one of their biggest challenges trying to decide: what area is best?, how much to spend?, what will I need?, what about codes? It helps to hear firsthand advice from people actually … Continue reading →

31 Insanely Clever Remodeling Ideas For Your Home

Take a look at these home remodeling ideas to spark creativity for your own DIY low cost remodeling projects using recycled wood, antiques, natural building materials, etc. There are hundreds of similar ideas to consider. It’s endless really. Besides searching … Continue reading →

Recycled Glass Insulation

I’m always on the lookout for sustainable natural building materials. Recycled glass insulation is not only made in part with recycled glass, it’s also effective at reducing energy costs and improving the acoustics in homes and businesses. EcoBatt insulation caught … Continue reading →