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Altai Straw Bale Project

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014:

“In August 2008 we saw ourselves back on the plane to Siberia. This was our second trip as a group of builders and teachers to this far and exotic place we now consider our most remote home away from home. Paul Koppana (Crestone, CO), Cindy Smith (Durango, CO) and myself, Jeff Ruppert (McKinleyville, CA) were […]  Read more from > Altai Straw Bale Project

Stilt Houses

Monday, October 20th, 2014:

“Stilt houses or pile dwellings are houses raised on piles over the surface of the soil or a body of water. Stilt houses are built primarily as a protection against flooding, but also serve to keep out vermin. The shady space under the house can be used for work or storage.  Read more from > Stilt Houses

Pavilion Style Buildings

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014:

“Pavilion-style building suits most of our climate types around Australia. We do not have snow for many months of the year nor do we have perma-frost! We should design to suit our climatic conditions, which for most of us is the ability to keep cool in summer. This thinking allows us to orientate each pavilion […]  Read more from > Pavilion Style Buildings

Tiny House Rentals

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014:

Here’s an interesting small business idea – renting pre-made wooden tiny houses. Units like these are often built in large sections for ease of transport and assembled onsite.  Read more from > Tiny House Rentals

Gravel Bag Walls

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014:

Question from a reader: “Owen, I have started an Earthbag storage area 19×17 as a test project for using earthbags, and I have finished the gravel section about two feet high and I have moved on to using road base, clay, and cinder. Cinder for insulation as your e-book recommends, but it is very time […]  Read more from > Gravel Bag Walls