Dunne Family Update #2

Yesterday’s blog post about post and beam construction reminded me of the Dunne family strawbale house that we’ve covered previously. Click here to see the previous blog post. This project has always been one of my favorites, so it’s time … Continue reading →

Recycled Post and Beam Houses

We’ve discussed building with recycled wood in great detail in previous blog posts. Use the search bar on the right side of the page to find other articles. This blog post is about using reclaimed/recycled wood and locally harvested wood … Continue reading →

Reader Questions: How to Build in Walsenburg, Colorado

Hello. I’m looking to build a house in Walsenburg Colorado (6,171 ft. elevation). There are several natural/alternative techniques that I am considering:(straw bale. earth bag. sip’s. ICF. aac.) I am wondering which one of these would get the highest overall … Continue reading →

Best Cold Climate Building System?

Question: I dream of building a small eco friendly country ‘cabin’. My location will be in Alberta or BC, Canada. Do you prefer earthbag technique now over straw bale? Site will be a cold climate compared to many of your … Continue reading →