"You Don't Have to Live Like a Refugee."Mary Jane's dad basically told me that we were committing suicide. He said, "You don't have to live like a refugee." In late 2008…
From a New Video on CNBC: ‘Mike Reynolds, 76, Started Building “Earthships” in Taos, New Mexico, More Than Half a Century Ago. For Many Years, Most People Thought He Was Nuts. Why Is This Idiot Using Garbage to Build With, and Why Is This Idiot Trying to Make Buildings That Don’t Need Utilities?
People Doing Conventional Stick-Frame Building These Days Are Getting Sticker Shock. Lumber Prices Blew up Early in the Age of COVID and Everything Else Has Followed Suit. Follow These Tips for Affordable Earthbag and Natural Building.
Most of Us Were Never Taught to Use Resources Intelligently. The Infrastructure of Our Civilization Has Been Built on the Assumption That There Will Always Be Unlimited Materials at Our Disposal and Access to Extravagant Amounts of Energy to Waste.
It’s Inevitable That Technology Changes All Aspects of Our Lives. One Interesting Project, a Collaboration Between Wasp (Italian 3d Printing Experts) And Mario Cucinella Architects, Recently Printed a Home Using All Local Dirt.
It’s No Secret That Civilization Is Broken. Now We Find Ourselves Having to Decide Whether It’s Worth Saving or Not. Not Choosing Will Have Exactly the Same Outcome as Deciding Not to Save It.
We Revisited the Site of Our April Workshop and Worked on a Bit of Earthbag Building and a Whole Lot of Plastering. We Were Joined by Another Group of Amazing Human Beings.
In April of This Year (2021), I Led an Earthbag Tiny House Workshop at Some Friends’ Property. Recently I Learned That a Part of the Wall Built After the Workshop Had Started Leaning.
When We Started Living This Lifestyle in 2009, We Had Intimations That Others Had Done It Before Us. In Our Typically Disjointed American Style, We Did It on Our Own, as Rugged Individualists.
In the Past Few Months, We Have Had the Good Fortune of Being Published in Mother Earth News Twice. The First Article Was on Building Earthbag Pools and the Second Was About the Construction of Our Earthbag Tiny House.