How We Built Our House – Part Two: The Grass Roof

“It’s been ten years since we designed and built our house, so it seems appropriate to start an occasional series about it all. Building your own house has to be one of the most exhilarating and exciting things anyone can … Continue reading →

Free Land and Cheap Land in the US

One of the biggest concerns for natural builders is finding affordable land for their homestead or sustainable home. Rural land is often the best solution not only because it’s less expensive than urban land, but also because there are usually … Continue reading →

25 Small Sustainable House Plans: Cutaway Drawings

My new house plans book covers my most popular house designs. These houses are low-cost, DIY, sustainable house designs, many of which can be built for less than $10,000 if you use locally sourced materials such as earthbags, straw bales … Continue reading →

Justin Hall Eco Home Engineering

Hall Engineering Group Ltd. works with our customers to obtain structural and city approvals for construction permits. They have worked with natural and green homes for years and understand the complexities and beneficial requirements pertinent to sustainable homes. Justin Hall … Continue reading →

Ripples Blog

“Ripples is a blog connecting people to resources on sustainable living while chronicling our off-grid journey and supporting the work of non-profit organizations. Ripples Blog: Telling Our Story Our goal is to build a healthy, organic lifestyle in a small … Continue reading →