Alternative Housing

A Visit with Alex Sumerall from This Cob House!

During my whirlwind trip last month, I had the opportunity to meet Alex Sumerall at one of his work sites. Alex is a cob home builder. I have been very interested in alternative home designs for quite some time, and specifically straw bale and cob homes. About six […]

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    Utilizing The Unlimited Geothermal Energy Of The Earth For Sustainable Heating And Cooling

Utilizing The Unlimited Geothermal Energy Of The Earth For Sustainable Heating And Cooling

Today, I am sharing a guest article by Patrick Gibson, a Biotechnology Engineer in Australia. 

The earth is literally welling over with energy that we can tap into. While some of it we can directly experience such as the wind, sunlight and wave energy, there is another kind that is […]

An Overview of Alternative Home Designs: Part 4

If you read my article on building an intentional community, you’ll see that I am strongly recommending bypassing the traditional mortgage path and promoting build-it-yourself, alternative housing. I have shared a few posts in the past on some of the alternative housing options, but I thought it would be fun to give […]

An Overview of Alternative Housing Designs: Part Three

If you read my article on building an intentional community, you’ll see that I am strongly recommending bypassing the traditional mortgage path and promoting build-it-yourself, alternative housing. I have shared a few posts in the past on some of the alternative housing options, but I thought it would be fun to […]

An Overview of Alternative Housing Designs: Part 2

If you read my article on building an intentional community, you’ll see that I am strongly recommending bypassing the traditional mortgage path and promoting build-it-yourself, alternative housing. I have shared a few posts in the past on some of the alternative housing options, but I thought it would be fun to […]

An Overview of Alternative Housing Designs: Part 1

If you read my article on building an intentional community, you’ll see that I am strongly recommending bypassing the traditional mortgage path and promoting build-it-yourself, alternative housing. I have shared a few posts on some of the alternative housing options, but I thought it would be fun to give […]

My Plan for an Intentional Community

“No one has to sell us about the pleasures of a small town. We know them well, if not from reality, then from the old Andy Griffith Show, or It’s a Wonderful Life. But the small town we all know best is the one deep in our […]