Open Source Disaster Resistant Earthbag Homes

Announcing a new open source project at Natural Building Blog with free plans available after completion of design. Please submit your suggestions below for an ultra low-cost, disaster resistant earthbag home for coastal areas that are vulnerable to hurricanes/cyclones and … Continue reading →

Happy 6th Anniversary

It’s been another great year. Lots of good things happening. It’s been particularly exciting for me to see our homestead take shape so quickly. We’re on course to finish everything in one year. And it’s been another record breaking year … Continue reading →

Free Economizer PDF Plans Now Available

Complete plans now available as a downloadable PDF. This PDF was actually finished about six months ago but somehow never got uploaded to our Free Plans page. Dozens of people wrote for the free plans. I mistakenly sent them to … Continue reading →

Liberator CEB Machine

Open Source Ecology is a network of farmers, engineers, and supporters building the Global Village Construction Set — a modular, DIY, low-cost, open source, high-performance platform that allows for the easy fabrication of the 50 different industrial machines that it … 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 →

Open Source Architecture

Background information from Wiki: Open Source Architecture “Open-source architecture (OSArc) is an emerging paradigm describing new procedures for the design, construction and operation of buildings, infrastructure and spaces… it describes an inclusive approach to spatial design, a collaborative use of … Continue reading →