A Whole Town Runs On Solar, Uses Gray Water…In the Middle of a Wildlife Preserve

“This town is trying to model a new kind of independent housing community that actually protects endangered environments and creates income for its residents at the same time.” … Continue reading →

Touching the Earth Lightly

“Touching the Earth Lightly (TEL) is a call to action…that combines people, design and conservation. It expresses a relationship between humans and the earth based on custodianship, sensitivity and respect, that results in developments that have the least possible impact … Continue reading →

Soil Cement Pavers

This video is by David Easton, the well known owner of Rammed Earth Works in California and author of The Rammed Earth House, the best selling book on the subject. Here’s Wiki’s description: “Soil cement is a construction material, a … Continue reading →

Earthbag Roundhouse with Siberian Chum Roof

I’m always on the lookout for alternative building techniques. In this video, survivalist Ray Mears shows how to build a Siberian chum (tent) using a dozen poles. Three poles are tied together into a tripod and the remainder leaned against … Continue reading →