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Benito Steen's video, "Building with Mud: A Continuum" Looks Good Enough To Eat

There are lots of videos about Natural Building. Sublime dialogue-free ones with just music; a favorite of mine shows step-by-step construction of a timber frame build in Finland with no dialogue, just great music,…

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Added by Leslie Jackson on June 28, 2018 at 12:45pm — No Comments

Heat, Job Security, and Right Living, by Terry Nordbye of Air Sealing Solutions

Heat is Where it’s At.

“There is a detectable difference between the past and the future only when there is the flow of heat. With no heat, the future behaves exactly like the past- there is no time.”

—Carlo Rovelli. Seven Brief Lessons in…
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Added by Leslie Jackson on June 8, 2018 at 12:29pm — No Comments

Rebuild Green Expo, Santa Rosa, CA Feb 23, 2018

I was spending a month in Oregon (in an off-grid community of mud huts and organic food) when the fires began raging in Sonoma, Napa, and Mendocino Counties. Driving home to the Bay…

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Added by Leslie Jackson on March 23, 2018 at 1:30am — No Comments

Arkin Tilt Architects to Make Plan Sets for Straw Bale Homes Available for Free to Victims of California Wildfires

San Francisco Bay Area based Arkin Tilt Architects (ATA) has designed dozens of structures that utilize straw bales for insulation in their walls; the plans for two have been…

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Added by Leslie Jackson on January 31, 2018 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Home Energy's associate editor gets published in the ASTM's "Standardization News"

In a shameless bit of self-promotion, I am excited to announce that me and my colleague-on-ground, Kevin Rowell were picked up by the ASTM's "Standardization News" in an article about the potential of re-introducing the vernacular building styles into Haiti's post-disaster housing crisis.



The article, entitled "Taking the Long View in… Continue

Added by Leslie Jackson on November 17, 2010 at 7:34pm — 1 Comment

The Seattle Permaculture Convergence, 2010

Wikipedia’s definition of permaculture works. It’s a fancy word to describe biology, but complex enough that there are certification systems for it all over the world, workshops, and events such as the Northwest Permaculture Convergence, which was in Seattle Washington over the weekend of September 15 and 16. Three hundred people… Continue

Added by Leslie Jackson on October 13, 2010 at 12:45pm — 1 Comment

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