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Code-approved Strawbale Building Systems

Saturday, September 27th, 2014:

“The current code approved method for straw bale construction that can resist wind and seismic forces is not shown in the International Residential Code, IRC or the International Building Code, IBC. However, it is shown as an appendix to some state residential code such as Oregon Residential code, appendix R, Straw-Bale Construction. The provision of […]  Read more from > Code-approved Strawbale Building Systems

Fully LEGAL 252 Sq. Foot Tiny House in Massachusetts

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014:

“Derek “Deek” Diedricksen, HGTV/DIY Network host/designer, and host of “Tiny Yellow House”, heads out to Royalston, MA to hang with Chris Haynes. Chris’ house, a mere 252 square feet, is fully permitted, inspected, and legal- not to mention solar! Based off of the “Bodega” plans from the Tumbleweed Tiny House Company, Chris made a few […]  Read more from > Fully LEGAL 252 Sq. Foot Tiny House in Massachusetts

Turtle Island Preserve VICTORY

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013:

“Friends, it has been just over a year since Watauga County’s attack on Turtle Island Preserve. With your help, and the help of NC Representatives Chuck McGrady, Jonathan Jordan and Senator Dan Soucek – Houve Bill 774 passed – just in time for summer camp to resume at Turtle Island Preserve. Our buildings are saved! […]  Read more from > Turtle Island Preserve VICTORY