Best Places to Live with Minimal Building Codes: Idaho County

I’ve been planning a series of articles on the best places to live in North America that have few or no building codes — places that are ideal for homesteaders to build their sustainable home out of natural materials. I’m … Continue reading →

Jake vs the Earthship part 8

“The back mass wall is up to the 7th course of bags and another course of foam insulation is about to start. In the video I show how the geotextile is woven through the mass wall making it monolithic. This … Continue reading →

OpEdNews: Earthquake-Resistant in the Himalayas

“My guest today is Kateryna Zemskova, CEO and co-founder of Good Earth Nepal. Joan Brunwasser: Welcome to OpEdNews, Kateryna. I’m quite sure that most of our readers have not heard of your organization. Can you tell us a bit about … Continue reading →

On-Site Earth Block Production

“Hello Owen, We’re excited to announce a new venture to produce structural masonry from diverted excavation right at the building site. Rather than haul off the excavation then import building materials, we think it makes sense to repurpose the waste … Continue reading →

Jake Filling Earthbags with Machine

“I thought about and researched what bag material would be the best to use and what would be the easiest way to fill it with minimal help. Most of what I saw on the internet for earthbag building was a … Continue reading →

Asturian hórreo: old granary on pillars as tiny summer cabin

“In Northern Spain, small farmers have stored their crops in “hórreos”- a granary raised on pillars – since the 13th century. Mainly found in regions like Asturias and Galicia, this construction is now part of the architectural heritage and is … Continue reading →