Eco architecture

COOL STRAW BALE CONSTRUCTION WORKSHOPS

Here is your chance to learn about straw bale in  some great workshops coming up very soon that still have openings. Bear Paw Construction and Whole Trees Architecture and Construction are teaming up on the construction of a one-of-a-kind home – the Kara Woods Residence on the grounds of the […]

Board and Batten on Our Barn

When we decided to build a barn on our land, our daughter/architect quickly sketched up a shape that would maximize future solar panels and provide the most possible headspace for a loft area where we could camp.  We took her plan to Mike Yaker, a local timber framer, who crafted […]

WHEY TO GO

So, here is my most recent publication, the cover story for this week’s Isthmus.  Researching this piece turned me into a believer in the benefits of whey, and Tera Johnson has made me believe that her whey is best for both my body and my planet.  Check it out: Tera […]

A NEW LAPTOP DESK FROM SCRAPS

Green guidelines urge us to recycle and even better reuse.  I did just that this week.  Doug never throws out a nice piece of wood, and so he kept the old shelf when we redid our coat closet.  It was stained that dark color so popular 90 years ago, then […]