The method of building with earthbags offers an incredibly strong, safe and ecologically sound way to build structures in a vast array of sizes and shapes with the potential to last many times longer than typical construction methods. Earthbag construction has a lot to offer anyone who wants to put up very strong walls with […]
Got mud, sand, straw, and some fire bricks? Drooling over wood-fired oven pizzas? Building a wood fired earth oven is easier than you think! See how you can do it in a short time with readily available materials! This simple earth oven can give over 12 hours of cooking, and it bakes delicious pizzas, breads, […]
Builders often plan a structure, then list what supplies they need, and head to the lumber yard to purchase them. But what if we approached building from a different perspective – one in which we assess the resources at hand, and then build accordingly?
Dirt under the fingernails, robins in the yard – spring is surely on its way! On our homestead, we’ve been planning, dreaming, and most importantly GROWING! From fruit trees and seedlings to our future home, see what’s taking root.
The Strawbale Studio is an educational center in Oxford, MI that teaches people about natural building and other sustainability skills. See examples of buildings that can be constructed from the ground beneath your feet! They’re beautiful, too!