September 2017 • Update #8 • Half Way Up The Earthbag Tiny House!

We’re halfway up the earthbag tiny house! The charity of our friends and family continues to drive the process forward. Gary and Jim (our neighbors) have been stopping by frequently to volunteer their time. Gary’s got earthbag building down now – he’s just as fast as we are! Tennessee and Collin (Neal’s sister and her […]

Sustainability Is Political Freedom and Peaceful Protest

  Every four years Americans have cause for celebration or panic. Fear grips half the nation while the other half enjoys a great night’s sleep. If power is in the hands of those you favor then it is full-speed ahead with political agendas: legislation, executive orders, activism, and reform. For the opposition, everything must be done […]

Top 10 Green Building Techniques for Affordable Housing and Sustainability

The traditional timber “stick house” in America is one of the most significant investments we can make. If sustainability is your goal, there are much more affordable housing options to explore before you build your own house. Homes that not only shelter us, but provide for our basic needs or at least circumvent the rent/mortgage trap. People have been […]

DIY Projects – Miniature Earthship Model

My favorite parts about playing Warhammer® as a child were the DIY projects, and none more so than building model terrain pieces. Miniature elves and goblins would maneuver around trees, hills, and ruins for tactical advantage. Recently I decided to apply what I remembered to build a natural house ( earthship ) model. It’s been a really fun […]