DIY Soil Stabilizer Recipe Part 2 – Call for Assistance

This is a call for assistance from a librarian who can help find a book on how to make do-it-yourself soil stabilizers for natural home builders. About two years ago I published a blog post titled DIY Soil Stabilizer Recipe … Continue reading →

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Free CASBA Straw Bale Journals 2007-2012

Free journals published by the California Straw Building Association are available on their website as PDF downloads. Only issues from 2007-2012 are available at this time. I’m not sure if the journal is still published. The issues I looked at … Continue reading →

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Safido Interlocking Brick Machine

Compressed Earth Blocks (CEBs), also called earth blocks or CSEBs is one of the most popular natural building methods in part because bricks are well accepted and understood by builders, and because the walls go up fairly quickly. Thin walls … Continue reading →

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Kasita: tiny prefab home-as-a-service for post-land urbanism

“Professor Jeff Wilson wants to create the “iPhone for housing”. He thinks we need to shed our preconceptions of housing as dependent on land and instead consider his plug-and-play shelter. His Kasita units are not just tiny homes- the prototype … Continue reading →

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Earthbag Technical Report in NEA Engineer’s Journal

I’m happy to announce the publication of our earthbag technical report in Nepal. Kateryna Zemskova of Good Earth Nepal.org played a big part in making this happen. Good Earth Nepal also won the NEA design award in January. Note that … Continue reading →

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How a New Source of Water is Helping Reduce Conflict

“We are standing above the new Sorek desalination plant, the largest reverse-osmosis desalination facility in the world, and we are staring at Israel’s salvation. Just a few years ago, in the depths of its worst drought in at least 900 … Continue reading →

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Jul 24, My Cabin in the Woods – paradise in a sustainable package

Is a Rustic Cabin in the Woods in your destiny? Share in the adventure while we plan and build our little paradise

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PureBond Non-Toxic Plywood

One main benefit of building with natural materials is maintaining a safe, healthy environment in your home. This eliminates the health risks of sick building syndrome caused by many modern synthetic materials. “The non-toxic soy-based glues in PureBond plywood mimics … Continue reading →

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A Simpler Way: Crisis as Opportunity (2016) – Full Documentary

This excellent video covers many aspects of simple living, natural building, tiny houses, communal living and permaculture. I think you’ll really like it. Please share this video with friends. “A Simpler Way: Crisis as Opportunity is a feature-length documentary that … Continue reading →

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