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7/25/2011
A problem for older gardeners is finding tools that make gardening easier as getting up and down becomes harder.
8/26/2010
The new website offers the home gardener an expanded product selection of useful garden products.
6/7/2013
If you're searching for kids' playhouse plans, look no further — this whimsical cob building provides an inexpensive child's oasis with a natural cooling system.
3/23/2011
See how a structure made from cob, a form of earthen construction, handles a laboratory shake test.
3/12/2013
Here is yet another possible building project presented to you which requires no formal training, very little money, and techniques/methods that anyone can use. This blog intends to inspire you to take on a natural building project like this one. Don´t have fear if this is your first time working with these techniques and materials — it often for us also! Swattlesfield Campground is frequented by many kinds of people for various reasons. The owner, Jonathan, wanted to introduce some activity which would draw people together. We had the perfect idea: pizza!  Food, especially food that requires waiting, has a tendency to attract people. And once humans have a good reason to be in the same place, the rest (socialization) has a tendency to just work.
4/26/2013
How we built a cob oven and rocket stove hybrid.
1/27/2014
This May 2014, Be the Change Project is attempting to build a cob house in one day with 50 people.
4/7/2014
Houses take a lifetime to pay off these days, and even a prosaic shed, barn or coop requires a heavy investment of money, time, skilled labour and imported materials. For thousands of years, though, people around the world used an ancient technique to build homes and other structures quickly, using nothing but local material and simple, easily learned skills.
7/8/2014
A video documenting the "One Day Cob House" build in Reno, Nevada.
6/9/2014
60 people raised a cob house in one day in Reno, Nevada, with the Be the Change Project and House Alive.
11/27/2010
I had heard there are thousands of new earthen houses in Thailand. That really amazed me, so I set out to learn the details about the modern earth building movement in Thailand.




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