The project is moving forward and most of our focus is on building the interior walls and developing a plan for the next stages of the project. Part 7 takes a look at the unique framing that was required.
Part 6 explores the range of decisions that a person has to make on a project. For me, I had to decide how to stay on this project and if it was worth it.
Part 5 takes the reader behind the scenes of this massive project. Most people only see the pictures and the smiles on people's faces on projects like these, but the larger the project, the larger the reality as we see in Part 5. The reality is, the project can be tougher off the building site than on!
The project continues to gain momentum as the group of local workers, lead by me, work through every weather conditions to get the project ready for the front walls.
By now, the project is starting to gain serious momentum, the great challenge at this point will be trying to sift through the dozens of people walking up the driveway who are looking for work.
Part two of this series takes you to the beginning stage of building the largest underground and off-the-grid farm on the planet.
This series will cover the process and experiences of building the largest underground and off the grid farm on the planet. This multi -series will cover three years of construction.
Winters with large snow packs means that the warm spring air can cause flooding. This can cause major stress if you live in an underground or bermed house. Here is one way to handle the slow melting snow in a DIY sort of way.
Wintering pigs outside is both fun and rewarding, if you plan accordingly. The most important aspect for pigs wintering outside is that they have adequate shelter and protection from the weather and cold. Water and proper forage, even during cold months, are also important.
Part 3 talks about the design process of an underground home and also offers option for thinking outside of the box when designing an underground home. Whether you are interested in building an underground home or not, the information is worth the read!
Part two discusses soil testing and costs associated with building an underground/earth sheltered home. You will see pictures of earth shelter plans and soil testing which you will find nowhere else on the Internet!
Learn about the different types of earth-sheltered homes and why you should consider digging in the ground to find your next residence.
This series of posts talks about what to do when you first get intrigued by an underground home. Part one will discuss land selection versus the style of underground home/earth shelter that you are interested in.
A basic overview of why shelter and bedding are must haves for your goat operation. Also, some of our personal experience with a few options.
Shelter Publications’ new book has all manner of roaming, tiny dwellings to spark your inner wanderlust.
An introduction to the North House Folk School.
The best rat trap I have ever owned.
Purina Horse Feed is partnering with A Home for Every Horse and www.Equine.com to launch a horse feed coupon giveaway for rescue shelters.
A new farmer builds a great sheep shelter out of free stuff and learns where not to put it.
Stony Knolls Farm has a new dog and getting him here was a wonderful, and amazing journey that is well worth sharing! Rescue dogs are so grateful for their new homes.
Wondermill Grain Mill
News Flash!! Jay Shafer Taking His Tumbleweed Tiny House to Occupy Wall Street NYC
Godfrey Stephen's frog carving
Cae Mabon - An Eco-Retreat Centre in North Wales
Traditional woodworking with hand tools
Treehouse in Washington #1
Great book on San Francisco area wild food
Four of the requirements honey bees need to thrive, no matter where they live, or what type of shelter they have, or what kind of management they have, or don't have.
Louie Frazier's Yukon flashlight
Solar bottles of light
Rustic recycled small buildings in Minnesota
New photos of Lloyd House's Leaf House
Lloyd meditates on the essentials of shelter and our memories of home.
For an investment of less than $10,000 and about a week of labor, you could have a custom workshop, barn, garden shed or office.
One of the greatest needs in the world is disaster resistant housing – houses that can hold up against hurricanes, earthquakes and other natural disasters. Properly designed structures can save millions of lives and millions of structures every year.
Learn more about the life and work of Malcolm Wells, the "Father of Earth Sheltered Design."
This week is the 12th annual National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week.