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Straw Bale Construction Workshop with Andrew Morrison

My friend Kent Griswold is in town attending a straw bale building workshop taught by Andrew Morrison. I stopped by for a look, snapped a few photos, and got the inside scoop from Kent. The seven day long hands-on workshop lets you get down & dirty, and delivers  not only the information but the experience […]

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 […]

Work Exchange Opportunity at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage

Ziggy (Brian Liloia) let me know about an upcoming work exchange opportunity coming this summer at the Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage. Ziggy and a few others are building a 350 square foot cooperative kitchen. It will be built with a roundwood timber frame structure and straw bale and cob walls. Those who partake in this project should […]

Green Hamlet – Ecovillage of Natural Homes

Oliver Swann, the fellow behind NaturalHomes.org, sent me news today about progress at Green Hamlet, an ecovillage under construction in Pupki, Poland. They have planning permission to build four buildings but the best news is that tiny homes under 35 square meters (376 square feet) can be built without official permission. The larger buildings will […]

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