U.S. Building Codes by County Website

“I am working on a Christmas gift of sorts for the natural building community and I could use some help. What is it? U.S. Building Codes by County is a website to collect, organize, and easily display building codes and … Continue reading →

New Boondoggle Government Housing Program

From CNS News: This week, the Obama administration released a “bold new vision for addressing the nation’s health and economic burdens caused by preventable hazards associated with the home.” The project has a name: “Advancing Healthy Housing: A Strategy for … Continue reading →

Where to Live: Building Code or No Code Areas?

Comment from mountainviewoffgridliving: “We’ve purchased your book and are about ready to start buying what we need to get started. I am finding a lot of contractors advertise their leftover building materials on Craigslist so we are picking up things … Continue reading →

A ‘Moon Shot’ for Building Energy Efficiency

Kelly sent me the following article about government and big industry plans for achieving energy efficiency in buildings. One goal is to achieve zero net energy by 2030. While I agree with the need to slash energy consumption and the … Continue reading →

Earthbag Building Blog 3rd Anniversary

This week is the 3rd anniversary of Earthbag Building Blog. A lot has happened this past year, and our blog continues to grow in content and readership. There are now 335 posts and well over 1,000 comments. Thanks for your … Continue reading →