Category Archives: Homes

Micro-housing

A newish trend hitting Seattle is micro-housing, dense developments of small, affordable apartments, built on a small footprint. This news story approaches the issue from a zoning controversy perspective. This article also focuses their story on some controversy but shows a cool picture of the interior and describes it with some detail. In November of […]

NewenHouse

Imagine a house with all the comforts of any house, but so efficient in size and energy-use that you could heat your home with a hair dryer even during a Wisconsin winter!

Art of Shelter

“There’s no home like place” – L.W.   Wofati (see also), earthship buildings, other earth-integrated structures (such as the Simon Dale Hobbit House), or open-source, earth brick buildings. Documentary on building codes relevant for building these and other unusual structures. Small is beautiful   Tour of a greenhouse bathroom Take a look inside a bathroom […]

Life Design: Your CSSL* awaits [* Community Supported Sustainable Lakehouse]

Introducing your Community Supported Sustainable Lakehouse (CSSL). Your CSSL awaits! We are creating a test-field for a culture that maximizes sustainable well-being by adhering to the 4 principles of sustainability articulated by the Natural Step, using only the resources available if those resources were fairly distributed. In the short-term, we share a beautiful vacation and camping spot. In the long term, we share a permaculture food forest and model lifeboat.