3ndless 3arth 3covillage in Calaveras County, California

3ndless 3arth 3covillage describes itself as “a regenerative community focused on land restoration, permaculture, natural building, holistic health, and eco-conscious education.” Co-founder and secretary, Samantha Iacobello explains that their main goal is to educate people—especially children and young adults—in these … Continue reading →

Sustainable Building and Design in Australia

This contemporary Australian home by Sustainable Building and Design, completed in 2020, showcases what is possible when sustainability is the goal. The clients wanted to create a comfortable, healthy, attractive home with a small carbon footprint and low maintenance requirements. … Continue reading →

Tour a Unique Pocket Neighborhood in Spokane, Washington

On an empty lot next door to a popular craft brewery, the Blockhouse team wanted to build housing that would fit a buzzing Spokane (WA) neighborhood. They carefully placed micro and skinny units around some old-growth trees to create a … Continue reading →

Help Build a Unique Design in Brazil and Learn

I was just notified by Alosha of the Bio-Veda Institute of Arcology about this workshop in Brazil: We are inviting you to Brazil for a natural building workshop, starting on November 5th  2021. We will be building a Wautillarium, which … Continue reading →

Advantages of Green Roofs in Urban Environments

When built, designed and maintained properly, green roofs have many more advantages than disadvantages. The vegetation reflects most of the direct sunlight rather than absorbing it, and the moisture prevents heat gain from the structure, providing energy savings for cooling. … Continue reading →