Category Archives: Construction

Being at Bhudeva during Earthbag Cellar Construction

We are, for the first time since starting this adventure called Bhudeva, considering inviting volunteers to partake in the earthbag cellar project. This is that invitation. If you are interested in being with us here at Bhudeva and experiencing earthbag construction first hand then please read through this invitation with care. It contains valuable information […]

Earthbag Cellar: Getting Started

This year’s project is the most ambitious construction undertaken at Bhudeva: an earthbag cellar. Its design process was intriguing and inspired by some of the ideas I discovered in Christopher Alexander’s work … a gradual, adaptive approach, where each step informs the next (instead of having a theoretical master plan) … organically, during the spring […]

Old House New Deck

I’m still not really up to blogging extensively … but I’ve been asked about this numerous times. So here goes … a short review in pictures of last years construction project … a new deck, attached to the old house, which serves as an intermediate space between inside and outside and as a summer kitchen […]

We have not started building yet

Once in a while I get a question about the house that was to be built at Bhudeva … and also about what happened to updates on the blog … I thought to answer in a short post. Construction of a new house hasn’t started at Bhudeva. Me & We One reason is that the […]

Growing Furniture

My Power Woodworking Tools

I was recently asked about my set of power woodworking tools and thought it best to deliver the answer in a post. My intention, when I set out on this journey, was to be free to create the things I needed / wanted … from small wooden accessories to furniture and even structures. Though I […]

Seaweed House

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Kickstarter: The Art and Science of Natural Plaster

2012 was the year of Money & Life, 2013 was the year of Rocket Stoves (with followup review) and it seems that 2014 is going to be about natural finishes. We’ve played around a bit with natural finishes and we expect to do so much more in the future. We do have a good book […]

From Earthship to Earthbags

This is a long overdue post and several external movement have prompted me to finally write it. A while back I wrote how we moved from hemp construction to Earthships. Well the movement continues and we have moved away from Earthships too. This happened gradually and for numerous reasons: Expansive Clay Soils – we are […]

Evidence That EarthShips Do Not Work in Europe

That title isn’t quite fair because it isn’t exactly true. But given the hype around Earthships I felt it is a deserved. This short post was prompted by a longer article where the author inquires into the performance of Earthships in Europe. He raises exactly the same questions I encountered in my research. He made […]