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The Owner Built Homestead — Free Form Architecture

Saturday, March 29th, 2014:

“Ken Kern, author of The Owner-Built Home and The Owner-Built Homestead, is an amazing fellow and everyone interested in decentralist, back-to-the-land, rational living should know of his work. Back in 1948 he began collecting information on low-cost, simple and natural construction materials and techniques. He combed the world for ideas, tried them and started writing […]  Read more from > The Owner Built Homestead — Free Form Architecture

Modern Seaweed Houses

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014:

“Seaweed pillows [knit mesh tubes filled with dried seaweed] were used as cladding for this holiday house on the Danish island of Læsø by architecture studio Vandkunsten and non-profit organisation Realdania Byg.  Read more from > Modern Seaweed Houses

Elora Hardy Green Village

Friday, February 28th, 2014:

“Green Village is a village of private homes. Each of them is completely unique and designed for those who live in them on the edge of a river valley in Bali… If houses never became square, what would they be? What do you want around you to feel good?”  Read more from > Elora Hardy Green Village

Compost in Place

Monday, January 13th, 2014:

People have asked about our lack of compost piles and bins at our new homestead. Here’s an overview of the composting method we’re using on our forest garden. Compost happens no matter what approach you use. We prefer no till gardening — get out of the way and let nature take care of things. Simply […]  Read more from > Compost in Place

Silicate Mineral Paint

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013:

“Owen, are you familiar with silicate mineral paint? Awesome stuff but very expensive. It’s 77 perms so very breathable and waterproof to boot. It would work well on an earthbag house but I doubt is financially viable. I just thought I would share a link with you: Keim.com  Read more from > Silicate Mineral Paint