Old-fashioned Pole Barn Structure for the Small Farm

“As progress continues on the new workshop, Pa Mac demonstrates how he constructs the framework for his pole barn type structure. Visit Farm Hands Companion to find articles, posts, photographs, and encouragement for today’s self-sufficient farm.” … Continue reading →

EcoNest Homes

Today’s post profiles another leading natural home builder – EcoNest Homes. They’re well known for their finely crafted timberframe and straw/clay construction. “EcoNest is… the name we have given to our holistically designed and hand-crafted natural homes. An EcoNest incorporates … Continue reading →

Confined Earthbag Construction

Confined masonry is one of the most common building systems in the world, with millions of structures built this way. The first confined earthbag house is now under construction in Ecuador. … Continue reading →

Another Post Footing Alternative

Many of our readers use post and beam frames for their natural homes and so it’s important to know various options for setting posts. I’ve been corresponding with Zafra, one of our readers and the lady who helped translate my … Continue reading →