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The Flouch

Summer South Wall

Sustainability polymath, Dan Durica, is living his tiny house dream in style while teaching others how to follow in his low carbon footprints. Dan Durica grew up in the suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio, dissatisfied with its McMansions and manicured monoculture lawns. A passion for sustainability and intentional community led him to live for several years […]

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The Hermitage

Hassan and Danielle

Guest Post by Collin Vickers Hassan Hall, natural builder and self-styled woodsmith, combines permaculture principles with an ancient, artisanal approach in his ecologically sustainable homestead: the Hermitage. Tucked away on the wild margins of Dancing Rabbit Eco-Village  amidst a riot of herbs and flowers, the Hermitage is a much beloved home and sanctuary for Hassan […]

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Happy Thanksgiving Day 2012

cob cottage

I would like to wish all our North American readers a Happy Thanksgiving Day! I thought this house fit the mood of the day and I hope you enjoy it. This is the Laughing House sculpted by Linda Smiley and Ianto Evans out of cob, clay, sand, and straw. Dug locally right from the ground. […]

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