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$229,000 FEMA Trailers

Sunday, May 5th, 2013:

Comments from yesterday’s blog post prompted me to look up the cost of FEMA trailers for Hurricane Katrina victims. We all know the government buys $600 toilet seats, but this report about FEMA trailers really shocked and disgusted me. “A new report by government watchdogs obtained by NBC News estimates expenses for each FEMA trailer […]  Read more from > $229,000 FEMA Trailers

Straw Bale Shelter Video

Friday, January 20th, 2012:

The blog post the other day about Temporary Shelters made with straw bales was a big hit and so I located this old instructional video and got it uploaded to my YouTube channel. I’ve already received more positive comments than most any of my other videos. This video has an incredible story. It was almost […]  Read more from > Straw Bale Shelter Video

Temporary Shelter

Thursday, January 12th, 2012:

So, you’ve bought a piece of land in a remote, rural area with few or no building codes and more jackrabbits than people. Where do you live while you’re building your sustainable home? Pay rent? Nah, that’s so twentieth century. You want free accommodation so you can put your money toward your new home, and […]  Read more from > Temporary Shelter