Is Green Architecture Missing a Footing?

Why Building Geometry Matters by Allen Dusault “In 1853 a rather eccentric gentleman named Orson Fowler published a book entitled, “The Gravel Wall and Octagon Mode of Building”. The book was a best seller of its day and it spurred … Continue reading →

How We Built Our House – Part Two: The Grass Roof

“It’s been ten years since we designed and built our house, so it seems appropriate to start an occasional series about it all. Building your own house has to be one of the most exhilarating and exciting things anyone can … Continue reading →

Earthbag Earthship Videos and Workshop

“I’ve started doing youtube updates on our earthbag earthship on our youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxL6Ldw2ehVAnvv2mH75htQ. Also, we’re going to be having another workshop on building high-quality, low-cost structures (including earthbag buildings) on September 23rd and 24th at Bottom Leaf Intentional Community, … Continue reading →

Earthbag/Scoria Bag Building Online Workshop

I woke up the other day with a new idea for online training to help people build their own small sustainable homes. If five or more couples/households sign up for this training program then I could guide them through the … Continue reading →

Young Woman Escapes Crazy Rent With Tiny House

“In towns across America, growing rent prices are encouraging greater numbers of young people to search for alternative dwellings. Amongst those alternatives are Tiny Homes. This week we meet Jackie Kemp who lives in a beautiful country-style small home along … Continue reading →