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Tiny Tuesday: Homes for the Homeless

Hailey Fort (aptly named!) is a student in Washington state with a heart for the homeless. Over the past three years, Hailey has donated hundreds of pounds of produce from a homegrown garden to local charities, as well as hundreds of articles of clothing from friends and neighbors. 216 more words

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Tiny Tuesday: The Shelter Pioneer

Lloyd Kahn is one of America’s great builders. His career spans five decades of developing efficient and inventive uses of materials, space, and energy. More than just prescient, he established many principles of green building that are now mainstream. 152 more words

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Last night, in addition to a heck of a lunar eclipse, was the beginning of the Jewish holiday Sukkot. The goal of the holiday is to construct a temporary outdoor shelter, or sukkah, and spend as much time as possible inside it over the next eight days. 283 more words


Tiny Tuesday: To Yurt or Not To Yurt?

The traditional yurt is one of the great examples of vernacular architecture. Developed over 3000 years ago by central Asian nomads, this tent-like building consists of a canvas skin draped over a lattice wall structure and radial roof rafters. 376 more words

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Tiny Tuesday: Strawbale Construction

Why are most houses made of wood? Among other reasons, wood is inexpensive, durable, and readily available. But wait, lots of raw materials are inexpensive and durable and readily available. 316 more words

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Alternative Materials Workshop

       On Monday we had an Alternative Materials Workshop with Jane Gowans. It was great to let ourselves go in the workshop and have a bit of fun. 380 more words

Trying to get ready for Teaching classes at the Arkansas Arts Center

I was hired, getting ready for classes at the Arkansas Arts center, but I fired myself when, my home studio was completely placed in boxes, I was trying to live and recuperate, I reached to my family for support, and people don’t like dealing with crime victims, they ignore the facts, or see me as a teenager, I don’t get it, or why I listened, but…… 16 more words