Free Materials Encyclopedia for Sustainable Building

Chris Magwood’s classic book, Making Better Buildings, is now available for free online!  This is a comparative guide to sustainable construction for homeowners and contractors. It is also a masterpiece of research and experience folded into an encyclopedic reference book … Continue reading →

An Irish House in the Woods

Set in an old quarry that was replanted 80 years ago with hardwoods and pines, Woodsmoke was commissioned in the early 1990s. Designed by architect Paul Leech, whose other design work spans decades of environmentally-sensitive projects, the steeply-pitched building has … Continue reading →

Earthbag Tiny Home Building

Here is an article by Morgan Caraway recently published in www.motherearthnews.comMy wife, Mary Jane, and I built our first earthbag home in 2009, after being inspired by the Mother Earth News book Earthbag Building. Our circular house was 20 feet … Continue reading →