Dropping Home Values

Dropping Home Values: One More Reason to Build Your Own Sustainable Home As if you needed another reason to build and live sustainably… Okay, here’s another reason – dropping home values. Millions of people are getting badly burned on their … Continue reading →

Tree Stump and Tree Trunk Furniture

Zafra, one of our readers, suggested this topic on furniture made with tree stumps and tree trunks. This ultra low cost, all natural furniture is made with logging wastes. Logging companies take all the biggest, straightest pieces and leave behind … Continue reading →

Custom Crow Design

Specifications: 1,064 sq. ft. interior plus 510 sq. ft. loft, 3 bedroom, 1 bath, Footprint: 31′ x 41′ plus porch Description: One of my favorites, this design has a cathedral ceiling over the main living space, wood stove, passive solar … Continue reading →

Pinterest Dream Home

Pinterest is an online pinboard where readers post their favorite images. We’ve talked about Pinterest before, but I just found this page where Mechel Wall has compiled their favorite photos into an online scrapbook to help visualize their dream home. … Continue reading →

$300 Forest House

Specifications: 256 sq. ft. 16’x16’ one room house plus 4’ wrap-around porch, Footprint: 24′x24′ Description: Do you dream of having a small place in the woods that can be built practically for free? The Forest House with its striking pyramid … Continue reading →

Two Roundhouses with Greenhouse

This is my second plan that’s designed specifically for building roundhouses in stages. As I stated in a previous blog post, I think building roundhouses like this is the simplest, easiest way to build an earthbag home: build in stages, … Continue reading →