Eco architecture

Many Shades of Green

GUEST POST BY DELLA HANSMANN After I wrote this title I decided that perhaps the metaphor is slightly off.  It seems to be more a question of albedo, the distinction between the many shiny-nesses of green.   As Denise mentioned on Tuesday, this weekend our family met in Madison and […]

Why Whole Trees?

GUEST POST BY DELLA HANSMANN If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you’ve seen the term “whole trees” a number of times.  Doug and Denise have decided that they want their new home to be a whole tree house.  They won’t be living in the air, however.  Here’s […]

8 Tips for Siting Your Natural Home

GUEST POST BY DELLA HANSMANN Whole Trees Architecture and Construction Before you even start thinking about the specific design of your building, you can have a huge impact on its comfort and cost by choosing the site wisely.  Issues of solar gain, prevailing winds, and drainage are key, as well […]