CR Moab Push

My newest venture in natural building is with an organization called Community Rebuilds.  I was particularly drawn to the new summer/fall semester in Crested Butte, CO because we are piloting a three-story strawbale duplex!  I am really excited to be sharing this experience and to highlight how impressive this organization is.  Community Rebuilds (CR) mission…

Vermont Venture 2015

A lot has happened over the past year, both good and bad. Nonetheless, all life experiences in which personal growth outweighs anything that may be considered failure. I’ve posted a bit about Vermont on Facebook through pictures, but didn’t delve into details about what transcribed during my time there. Firstly, I worked on a crew…

The Gnome Home: Part 1

The Gnome Home is a tiny natural dwelling in the Oregon woods at Aprovecho.  It’s the first natural building I have designed and built, along with my partner Bradley.  It took about 4 months to complete; however, this was also in between classes, so it could have been a little quicker! Nonetheless it was an…

80% there

I haven’t posted since July, so it is safe to say that the walls are up and the house is near complete.  I finished my internship with Livingstructure last month actually, but lately I have been busy getting my feet back on solid ground.  Overall, I learned A LOT. More importantly, I gained confidence in…

Up and Up: Before and After

Some pictures from the start to finish.  Unfortunately, it is not completely finished but it was the conclusion of the intership and we had to part ways.  For instance, we only painted one coat instead of 3 of the natural paint and the outside walls needed second and third plaster.  Kim and Marcelo can wrap…