Veteran coder builds stone-covered Dome Home into Texas hill

November 5, 2023 john 19 56093 24:49

Al Schwarz wanted a home with low energy bills and protection from extreme weather so he dug into a hillside, inserted cement domes and buried them again with enough earth and rock to guarantee protection. He spent 10 years stacking 230 tons of rock as a retaining wall and planting grass and trees atop the…

All burned down. They built natural home & restored land: only better

October 22, 2023 john 23 25091 22:28

Ken Haggard and Polly Cooper have built natural homes with passive solar techniques and powered by renewables since the seventies, so when in August 1994 a wildfire destroyed their property and home, they decided to rebuild them back, only better. They used fire-resistive strawbale walls for their new studio and home, built next to the…

3 Years Living in a Modern, Off Grid Tiny House

February 20, 2017 john 18 623156 12:45

Dawn built her modern off-grid tiny house in a solar powered work shop in Nova Scotia, Canada with her business partners, Jennifer and James, from Full Moon Tiny Shelters (http://fullmoontinyshelters.com/). We also take a tour of her amazing home. She loves to cook and spends a lot of time on the floor doing yoga, meditation…