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Corollary to a Sun Tracking Tiny House

I must get these ideas for a sun tracker out, so I can move on to more pressing matters.  I simply feel the need to develop an idea, and then set it aside for possible implementation in the future.   467 more words


Complimentary Design

Here we are in the middle of winter and it’s music trivia time again. If you are under 30, you may want to skip the next paragraph. 640 more words

Eco Thrifty Renovation

Building a Green Log Cabin with a Blue Roof


Kickstarter officially approved our campaign…

to finance the research and design of a modern log home with as many green/energy and environmentally sensible technologies as we can make feasible and still make it an attractive, comfortable, desirable and resellable home. 160 more words

Momentum: Both Debt and Climate

Today is the winter solstice – “the shortest day of the year.” This weekend marks the time of year when hours of daylight are shortest and hours of darkness are longest. 715 more words

Eco Thrifty Renovation

Dan Gray's ADU: A Retreat Above the Garage

Quick Facts

  • Setting: urban
  • City: Ashland, OR
  • Type: addition above new detached garage
  • Use: long-term rental
  • Square Footage: 528
  • Year Built: 2004
  • Owner: Dan Gray…
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Physician heal thyself!

OK, after years of trying to increase the uptake of eco-building and low carbon homes by other people, time to fix my own place! Step 1 : add a south-facing conservatory to my house, for passive solar gain and because I need the extra space (and a space with bright natural light: I am a light-hungry spirit and get miserable if I spend too much time in dim light). 269 more words


Off Grid Building... Isnt' that for Hippies?

The truth is, when my husband told me years ago he wanted to build an Earthship, I didn’t even want to see what it was. 412 more words

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