Economizer House Plan with Log Siding

Our Children’s House Design Contest is over and I’m sad to say we didn’t receive any entries. The contest idea was sparked by Jay, a frequent commenter here on our blog, who pointed out how housing styles can be dramatically … Continue reading →

Free Open Source Strawbale House Design

Here’s another great project from Open Source Ecology. “This simple home design grew out of a desire to share a easy-to-construct straw bale prototype for humanitarian applications. The barrier-free floor plan, comprised of a concentrated wet core within an insulating … Continue reading →

Free House Plans and Desert Shelter Plans Now Available

My free plans are now available and just a click away on our Free House Plans page. This is an exciting moment for me. The four PDFs published so far represent weeks of work and dozens of files (three houses … Continue reading →

Free Economizer Earthbag House Plan

Specifications: 448 sq. ft. interior, 1 bedroom, 1 bath, Footprint: 19′ x 31′ Description: This plan is designed to be compact and efficient. Most houses this size do not have as many features — washer/dryer, wood stove, and modern kitchen … Continue reading →