An introduction to the North House Folk School.
The best rat trap I have ever owned.
Shelter Publications’ new book has all manner of roaming, tiny dwellings to spark your inner wanderlust.
This week is the 12th annual National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week.
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.
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!
Learn more about the life and work of Malcolm Wells, the "Father of Earth Sheltered Design."
Learn about the different types of earth-sheltered homes and why you should consider digging in the ground to find your next residence.
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.
Lloyd meditates on the essentials of shelter and our memories of home.
Louie Frazier's Yukon flashlight
News Flash!! Jay Shafer Taking His Tumbleweed Tiny House to Occupy Wall Street NYC
Wondermill Grain Mill
Treehouse in Washington #1
Great book on San Francisco area wild food
Solar bottles of light
Cae Mabon - An Eco-Retreat Centre in North Wales
Traditional woodworking with hand tools
Godfrey Stephen's frog carving
Rustic recycled small buildings in Minnesota
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.
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.
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.
Yes, we aspire to beauty. And we create some beautiful things, judging with our own eyes and the eyes of our audiences. But of course it’s only through the ongoing daily aspiration to beauty that beauty is achieved. So, we keep it up.
My colleagues and I hoped the small, unconventional company would provide a platform for something bigger – something that could grow.
Our writers sometimes criticize the system, but everyone understands that the system makes our existence possible. And the more successful our company is within the system, the more influential our work becomes. That's fair, I think.
We try to help people create abundance by both possible methods: by conserving existing resources and by propagating new resources. In other words, the two basic tools at our disposal are conservation and innovation.
Beyond salary and benefits are the more abstract but equally important elements that make an employee feel valued.
Most of the things we do to conserve resources and protect the environment are subtle. We remain acutely conscious that all this, combined, still doesn’t make us a truly sustainable business. We have a long way to go. But we’re trying to get there.
One of the best-proven characteristics of our system of business is its contagiousness. The system has proven itself repeatable and contagious across both time and space, across centuries of time and every continent.
At work, as at home, the queries have helped us add a number of constructive items to our agenda.
A new farmer builds a great sheep shelter out of free stuff and learns where not to put it.
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.
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!
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.
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.
New photos of Lloyd House's Leaf House
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.