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Pine Ridge Community Garden Fundraiser

Saturday, April 4th, 2015:

“Pine Ridge Indian Reservation is a food desert, where many tribal members still do not have access to fresh produce and a nutritious diet. The Federal Commodity Foods Program serves food high in fat, sugar, and preservatives, causing Oglala Lakota people to suffer from epidemic levels of diabetes, cancer, and heart disease. Average life expectancy […]  Read more from > Pine Ridge Community Garden Fundraiser

Malawi Vernacular Architecture

Thursday, February 19th, 2015:

“Hello.. my name is Jon (Twingi) Sojkowski, I am a registered architect and I have a passion for African vernacular architecture. I recently (Sept. 2014) traveled to Malawi to document the vernacular architecture in the country. For 3 weeks, me and my Malawian team traveled the entire country, stopping at 300+ villages and homesteads to […]  Read more from > Malawi Vernacular Architecture

Golden Bamboo Ceilings

Saturday, February 7th, 2015:

I posted a photo a while back about the new roofing tile on our earthbag roundhouse. The exterior looks great, and the roofing tile won’t take any maintenance for 20-30 years. But like I said in that blog post the ceiling is unfinished. The thatch roof that was on it before made a gorgeous ceiling, […]  Read more from > Golden Bamboo Ceilings

No Need for AC in Earthbag Houses

Thursday, December 25th, 2014:

Reader comment: “I love your designs! I do have a question: We live in Tucson. Metropolitan area (but not TOO metropolitan) hot most days, hot most nights because the buildings and concrete absorb the heat and release it. It can get cold in the winter (though not much below freezing), but the main issue is […]  Read more from > No Need for AC in Earthbag Houses