Blog - Part 755
September 26, 2008

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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Small Never Lived so Large:

Boor Bridges’ Big Design for a Tiny San Francisco Cottage This 840 square foot luxury cottage is tucked away mid-block on Ames Alley, steps from the vibrant Mission district, yet protected from the heavily trafficked streets of Guerrero and Valencia. Since the 40’s the existing structure was home to Betty Mae’s School of Tap, and the one […]

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Straw Bale Women

There is something feminine about straw bale homes. The warmth, curves and color of these natural spaces act like a hug when you walk in the door. While these profiled straw bale homes are small rather than tiny (most are around 400-800 square feet) they were envisioned, designed and built by women that I feel […]

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