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Guest Post by Della Hansmann Last Friday I wrote a guest post about green building  suggesting that one benefit of building bank-free would be to delete those elements from the standard kit of home parts that don’t pertain specifically to your life.  I think its very important to design the […]


Straw as a building material may seem sketchy the first time you think about it. But the more you learn, the more it makes sense. I am in the middle of a 6-day workshop adding the straw bale component led by straw bale building master and local legend Mark Morgan […]

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 […]

Five Ws — WHEN

A Rough Site Plan for 2012 When we set out to find land in the Driftless Area of Wisconsin, we imagined moving into an old farm house.  What we fell for was 44 acres with a south-facing slope that looked to be a promising house site where we would become […]