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.
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.
We Had Another Amazing Earthbag Workshop Experience Over the Past Weekend. As I’ve Said Before, It’s My Great Privilege to Get to Work With an Intelligent, Diverse Group of Folks.
You May Have Heard Mention of the Cob on Wood Village at Wood Street in Oakland, CA. It Is Perhaps One of the Most Inspiring Projects I’ve Ever Come Across. Natural Building in the Hands of Visionary Folks Can Change the World.
If You've Been to Lowes or Home Depot Lately, You've Noticed Something Remarkable--Exploding Lumber Prices! In the Past Year Alone, Lumber Prices Have Gone up Almost 400%! Build With Earth to Beat This Disturbing Trend.
The Longer I Build Houses Out of Mostly Earth, The More Advantages I Realize That It Has. We Started Our First Official Earthbag Tiny House During a Workshop in September of 2019. In This Post I Share Why Earthbags Are Ideal for Tiny Homes.
As a Natural Building and Sustainable Living Instructor, I Have the Privilege of Working With Highly Interesting and Intelligent People. Our Latest Earthbag Tiny House Course Was a Perfect Example of This.
How I Made My Earthbag Tiny House Super Energy-Efficient. Natural Forces Such as Gravity, Passive Solar, and Thermal Mass Will Not Fail You. There Is No Danger of Them Breaking as All Electronic and Mechanical Devices Eventually Do.
In This Post I Examine What the Term Natural Building Means. I Talk About Earthbag, Straw Bale, Cob, and Environmental Impact.
Here’s a Quaint Earthbag Dome That Owen Designed and Built. in a Place With Moderate Earth Temperatures, Such a Structure Would Stay Effortlessly Comfortable Year-Round.