Category Archives: Sustainability
Here is a brief video introduction to the composting toilet we made in 2011 up at Freedom Ranch. You can also see video of our rocket mass heater on its initial fire.
Here’s a really cool project by Steve in British Columbia: Click Here. Steve had some great answers about combining Rammed Earth and Insulated Concrete forms. He seems to have his head on his shoulders, and have an impressive demonstration going. … Continue reading
A long way from realizing the idea, but maybe this is a promising arrangement of buildings for connection to the great outdoors, some personal outdoor space, attachment to community, sharing of essential but not super-frequently used utilities. Food for thought. … Continue reading
Our Larsen-Truss “Sleeping Bag” house is coming along nicely. All the roof sheeting is up and we’re soon to put the metal roofing up. Here are photos of the construction process: This hole took three people and one backhoe seven … Continue reading
Digging holes should be done with Fossil Fuels. To dig the entire foundation for the Sleeping Bag House, we used five gallons of Diesel. This would have taken three weeks by hand. Thank you, Caterpillar. On the other hand, getting … Continue reading
So EarthArtBuild has been on a bit of a hold recently; we’ve been concentrating on other projects including a far too conventional home. The one big idea we’ve included in that project is INSULATION. Lots of Insulation. In Montana, you … Continue reading