Category Archives: Community

The 52 things challenge

Today I bought my 53rd and 54th “things” of the “year.”  They were hard to resist: stretchy but stylish Columbia pants, and a merino wool sweater/jacket, both gently used and way less than 50% of retail. The “things” game started … Continue reading

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Sawmilling with wisdom: a visit with Neil and Dixie Meyer.

So in a blog about natural building and building with earth, is it okay to talk about how cool a sawmill is?  After all, it’s transforming a beautiful natural log into a rectangle.  But most houses are made from lumber.  … Continue reading

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Upstart Farm–Tiny Farmhouse

Laura and Sky of EarthArtBuild are planning an exciting winter of building.  Their projects: Finishing the Larsen Truss House on Hauser, and building a tiny house on a flatbed trailer.  Yes, EarthArtBuild is following the norm of the TinyHouse movement … Continue reading

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Missoula Urban Demonstration Visit

A few weeks ago I toured MUD’s demonstration site.  It’s a residence for six, an office for two, a garden for many, and a library for hundreds.  Books?  No! At MUD they lend out tools.  It’s a fantastic idea–if you … Continue reading

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Sleeping Bag House Update

Progress on 2500 Hauser Boulevard is coming slowly, but surely.  Our big projects are installing windows and doors.  Then we’ll do flashing and housewrap and trim.  Then it’s back to the mill to cut beetle-killed Ponderosa Pine into siding.  Here’s … Continue reading

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