Category Archive: Home Design

These experiences and lessons guided our design process.

Apr 06

Ultra Crib – Open Source Building

Just populated Ultra Crib open source building site. I listed all the building innovations I could think of there.

May 20

Get organized or …

It’s a simple choice – get project organization system or book  a room at Happy Dale’s sanitarium. It’s 4:00 a.m. – and after glancing briefly at the liquor cabinet – I thought – I’ve got way too much rambling around my head. Yesterday ended with a review of facebook messages and wonderful volunteers – and more »

May 19

Knocking $27K off my roof

Wanna see how I hope to knock $27K off my Earthship’s roof? Regular Earthships use 2 layers of 4 inch Poly Iso Insulation, tongue and groove decking and metal roofing.  This method costs well over $8 per square foot in materials. If my experiment works – this straw bale roof will perform about as well more »

May 10

Rebuild Logic

Looking at the raw family budget started us on a road where we’re making a LOT of different kinds of decisions – even departing from the traditional way of thinking about Earthships. Here’s the origin of the story of why our decisions & designs look may look strange…