Interested in learning how to build a house by hand with centuries-old timber framing techniques? Then consider taking part in this 10-day workshop at Dancing Rabbit ecovillage in August.
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Want to learn what it is really like living off the grid in a solar and wind-powered straw bale house? Want to try your hand at organic gardening and building a sauna with natural materials? Check out this internship opportunity at NE Missouri’s Red Earth Farms.
Urnatur is a family-owned retreat and tree house hotel, with private cabins in the incredible Swedish forest. It’s a place where individuals can go to learn about traditonal skills (foraging wild foods, traditional building), or simply go for a bit of downtime.
Interested in learning how to build a timber frame house by hand? Consider joining this natural building workshop at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage next Summer.
In preparation for building my own straw bale home, I have been spending a lot of time flipping through a few specific books for inspiration. Lloyd Kahn‘s series of titles, Shelter, Home Work, and Builders of the Pacific Coast (affiliate links) are three great books that document folks all over the globe who build their own […]
If you’ve followed posts by frequent contributor ziggy, you know he’s a hands-on kind of guy: from butchering his own meat to building a cob pizza oven, he’s an extreme DIYer even at Dancing Rabbit (where doing it yourself is pretty much the norm). His biggest project, though, is his own home: ziggy built his […]
Do you want to learn how to live more sustainably? Interested in getting some hands-on experience with organic gardening, building with natural materials, and living in an off-the-grid community? Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage of northeastern Missouri has several work exchange (or internship) opportunities for folks looking to learn some valuable skills growing food and building homes! […]
Every dreamed of building your own house? By hand? With natural building materials and techniques? It’s a task many of us would shy away from, but our own ziggy did just that at the Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage… for a mere $3000. And, despite a lack of building experience, the finished product is not only functional, […]
Is the Gulf Oil spill moving off the green blogosphere radar? Regator shows that the term “Gulf of Mexico” is still on top in Environmentalism right now, but terms related to political wrangling over energy, climate, and the environment are right there behind it… While most of us could use a break from the constant […]
When talking about moving away from a carbon-based economy, one of the biggest arguments you hear is that folks rely on fossil fuels for their livelihoods. Those people are right. Oil and coal production employ quite a lot of people! From the mining or drilling and refining operations and all of the surrounding businesses that […]
Urbanite is the perfect symbol for the new natural building movement, the new wave of building that incorporates natural, local, and recycled materials in place of high embodied energy, destructive, and ultimately unsustainable building practices. Urbanite is the name for reclaimed, recycled concrete from the demolition of roads, buildings, and sidewalks. It is typically broken […]
There’s a growing ecological awareness in all aspects of daily life, but some of our newfangled environmental actions have already been in practice for hundreds (or thousands) or years. “Green building” is an architectural movement that attempts to take the environment more closely into account in designing buildings, but the movement is generally very commercial. […]