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Live Edge Siding

An option for siding you may have seen but not known much about is live edge siding. Brian Liloia, a.k.a. Ziggy, is putting some on a strawbale home he’s building and recently shared the photo above on his blog. Live edge siding is basically boards that have not been cut strait on one side. Instead they are left […]

3 Benefits of Roundwood Timber Framing

As if it really needed specific mention, wood is a truly precious building resource. Finding new ways to preserve this resource, to be frugal with its use, but to still take advantage of the excellent properties of wood in our home building is a great concern. The use of timbers in building has a long […]

Free Small House Plans: Timber Frame & Straw Bale House

Guest post by Brian Liloia, a.k.a. Ziggy In 2009, I moved into my newly completed cob house here at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage. My dream had come true — I was living in a house that I built with my own hands! Since then, however, it has become clear that there is a lot of room for […]

The Year of Mud: Building a Cob House by Brian “Ziggy” Liloia

Brian “Ziggy” Liloia just finished a book documenting the process of building his tiny cob house at the Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage. The book is titled The Year of Mud: Building a Cob House. Ziggy began construction in April of 2008 and moved in on July 11, 2009, but the story didn’t end there. He quickly learned what worked and […]

Cob Building Work Exchange Opportunity for Spring 2009

This is Brian, a.k.a. Ziggy. He currently lives at the Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage in northeastern Missouri. He also writes for Green Optins and recently published an article on my passion for pallets. Thanks Ziggy! This spring he’ll be finishing up a cob tiny house he started last year. He’s looking for one or two people […]