Monday, August 11, 2014


I still have plans to build my Octagon Strawbale House.  I hope to do it on some land that has an abundance of clay.  That's hard to find here in Florida. You can buy it but I STILL want to build my little house , "up from the ground".  Saw another docu about Cal EArth and the amazing Iranian -American who created it.


Thursday, March 17, 2011



Happy Irish Day Y'all!!!



Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Solar Burrito!

Thanks to Lloyd Kahn for turning me onto this little blog:
We can never have too many inspiring sustainable living blogs.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

This is exactly the way that I envision my own dream Octagon strawbale house to look. Lloyd Kahn posted this on his amazing blog. I am still trying to find a landowner from whom I can rent-to-own an acre or two to do this project. I so want a house of my own such as the one pictured above. Picture it surrounded by gardens everywhere.
I have studied alternative building methods for many years and a few summers ago I did an internship in Strawbale Building. This picture came from White Oak Farm in Williams, Oregon. They provide internships in sustainable building at a cost. It looks like a pretty good program on the website. I spent time in and around sw Oregon years ago and it is a really beautiful part of Oregon. Check it out: www.whiteoakfarmcsa.org

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


Here is a picture from www.altbuildblog.blogspot.com . Lloyd Kahn featured another pic of a really cool design for a lean-to greenhouse in adobe. He always gets me surfing when it comes to seeing more stuff built with clay, straw, sand and water. I love blogs like this one. Spring time inspiration is hitting hard again. Every year at this time I go through this itch of a sort of wanting to build and also never working for anyone else ever again. May this be the spring I land to stay on land.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

mud for everyone

I found yet another great website for
" all-things-strawbale"
as well as many other types of sustainably built homes, walls, gardens etc.
in this gem of a blog
www.dayonedesign.blogspot.com
Amazing use of bamboo and more....
Thank You! to Erica Ann