Ross Chapin and Tiny House Communities

A few years ago I was given the chance to visit the Third Street Cottages on Whidbey Island and the opening of the Greenwood Avenue Cottages in Seattle. These communities, by renowned architect Ross Chapin and developer Jim Soules, have become famous for being small, sustainable and community oriented. Chapin calls them pocket neighborhoods. I […]

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Building with Cob – Update

We discussed Brian Liloia cob cottage in an earlier post and I wanted to give you an update on his progress. Brian has started the roofing of his cob home as you can see by the picture above. Brian was recently interviewed about building his cob house at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage. He was interviewed by […]

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Shipping Containers

Shipping Containers ‘Dream’ Homes for Thousands I was planning on writing about composting toilets today but came across an article on the CNN website that I just had to share with everyone. So toilets will have to wait for another day. It was a side trip through a destitute, ramshackle neighborhood in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, […]

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