Is Colorado Too Cold for Homesteading? Search for Warm Microclimates

A reader left a comment the other day about how they love Colorado but said it’s too cold to live there. That comment was the inspiration for this blog post, which is about finding relatively warm areas in a cold … Continue reading →

Salvaged Timber Trusses

Salvaged wood timber is an excellent option for building roof trusses. If you buy salvaged timbers through an architect for a custom home like this they will be pricey of course. But timbers like these can also be obtained cheaply … Continue reading →

Creating the World We Want to Live In

As Buckminster Fuller so poignantly said, “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” … Continue reading →

Natural Builders Northeast

“Natural Builders Northeast is a group of builders, designers, consultants, educators, and professionals practicing the art of natural building and design. Our members are located throughout the northeastern United States, including New England, New York, and New Jersey. … Continue reading →

Earthbag Workshop at Sustainable Life School

Well known earthbag builder Morgan Caraway is putting together another earthbag workshop. The next workshop will be on April 1st and 2nd, 2017 at Bottom Leaf intentional community one hour North of Asheville, NC. They will cover as many aspects … Continue reading →