Thursday, August 30, 2012

earthen it

Edited condensation of a post originally published on February 6, 2010.

I know a young guy who has learned how to build earthen houses -- cob houses they're called. These are beautiful, sculptured little cottages, outlets for artistic expression as much as places to live in, and they're super energy efficient. When combined with an energy source such as solar panels, they can provide a self-sustaining and endlessly renewable way of living.

Think about it. A little solar panel and a little windmill. A couple of acres of ground with access to potable creek water. A Chicken coop and some raised beds. What else would your average American need?

On second thought, maybe we'd better not answer that.

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