Off-The-Grid Desert Living in a Tiny Earthen Home & Permaculture Community

In this weeks video we travel to the Californian desert and the tiny earthen home of natural builders Sasha and John. The desert landscape can be harsh and unforgiving and building homes this environment can be an interesting challenge.
This amazing tiny natural home is completely off the grid and has been constructed using a variety of earthen building techniques, including cob, wattle and daub and earth bag construction. It’s DIY construction from natural materials makes this a long lasting and affordable solution.

Find out more about this tiny house and others on our website:

This beautiful earthen home is one of many such dwellings located at the Quail Springs permaculture community in California. The permaculture community is home to educators, farmers, natural builders and people who are dedicated to regenerative, alternative living.

You can find out more about Sasha and John’s work via their website at

You can also learn more about the Quail Springs community here:

Sasha and John are currently fundraising an attempt to legalize these forms of building. You can support their efforts here:

The song at the end of this tour video is by The Real John Gary:

Presented and Produced by: Bryce Langston
Camera: Bryce Langston & Rasa Pescud
Editing: Rasa Pescud

‘Living Big in a Tiny House’ © 2019 Zyia Pictures Ltd


  1. I hope you all enjoy this weeks episode! We absolutely loved filming this video tour and exploring this very special permaculture community. We were even treated to a very special concert in the communal yurt on the land and we have included a glimpse from that at the end of the video. It’s always inspiring to see people coming together to do such wonderful work. Enjoy! Love Bryce & Rasa

  2. I love the idea of earthen building and communal living. I feel these days we are so out of touch with our neighbours/ surrounding community and its such a waste. Building with earth too just seems like such a beautiful and nature-friendly way to construct a home, and Bryce is totally right when he says its like a living piece of art! Absolutely stunning. I hope one day I will be able to live somewhere like that.


  4. What an AWW-SUUUUUM episode!
    The connection was so real for me on many levels!
    Thankyou so much for capturing & sharing this spiritual connection with our earth x

  5. Nobody is talking about the tiny house in the F#@&KING desert. Everyone here is gaga about Bryce & his personality……….
    Like seriously……

  6. This personally is the best practical house i have seen. Query, do the walls require regular touch up? How do they hold up in rains?

  7. Wow this home is so beautiful. Most tiny homes have neat design but they don’t ever really seem cozy to me. This one, however, I absolutely love. Especially that bedroom! I could just picture many well-spent hours in such a cozy space. Thoroughly impressed on this one.

  8. Yes homesteading is a human right i.e. a natural right. I agree 100%

    But I want to stress that housing is not a human right in the socialist sense, where others are obligated to provide for those who can’t provide for themselves. That’s not human rights that’s slavery

  9. You took your time in posting this week’s edition but I guess I can understand why it took you quite a while, this is one of the special deliveries that makes your show so special. Thank you Bruce for doing all the hard word for us to enjoy at the comfort of our homes.
    PS. Can you do a playlist for all Earth builds, tiny house on wheels and other categorizations pls. Anytime I want to unwind, your show is what I need just that I realize I haven’t watched all and I want to be able to control that and not just repeat although I love watching it over and over tho

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