This week is the 12th annual National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week.
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.
Learn more about the life and work of Malcolm Wells, the "Father of Earth Sheltered Design."
Step-by-step building instructions for a passive solar greenhouse.
Lloyd meditates on the essentials of shelter and our memories of home.
Rustic recycled small buildings in Minnesota
Louie Frazier's Yukon flashlight
Solar bottles of light
Great book on San Francisco area wild food
Treehouse in Washington #1
Traditional woodworking with hand tools
Cae Mabon - An Eco-Retreat Centre in North Wales
Godfrey Stephen's frog carving
News Flash!! Jay Shafer Taking His Tumbleweed Tiny House to Occupy Wall Street NYC
Wondermill Grain Mill
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.
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.
A new farmer builds a great sheep shelter out of free stuff and learns where not to put it.
At work, as at home, the queries have helped us add a number of constructive items to our agenda.
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.
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.
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.
Beyond salary and benefits are the more abstract but equally important elements that make an employee feel valued.
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.
New photos of Lloyd House's Leaf House
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.