Tag Archives: Joseph Sandy

$300 Compressed Earth Block Hybrid House

One of my regular readers, Architect Joseph Sandy, recently submitted a design to the The $300 House Open Design Challenge. It uses CEBs (compressed earth blocks) for the lower portion of the walls and a light wood frame for the upper walls and roof – leveraging the best of both building methods. The roof would be […]

Usonian Inspired Home by Joseph Sandy – Part 2

The other day I posted news of a Usonian inspired tiny house design by Joseph Sandy. Today Joseph posted an update on his blog with two possible roof options for that same house. He also included more information about the design of this tiny living space and details about each ‘room’. Be sure to visit […]

Usonian Inspired Home by Joseph Sandy

Usonian homes were originally the invention of Frank Lloyd Wright with the first example, The Jacobs House, which was completed in 1937. He imagined these as small low-cost single-family homes that were designed unlike many of the common homes of the day. Like most of Wright’s work Usonian homes inspired much of what is considered […]