Look Out Romania – Here Come’s Hemp

We aren't the only ones trying to do this ... as I write these words Andreea is making calls ... this is so happening 🙂 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxQZ41-I1tk ... this is Teodor Pop of Lux Perennial ... which are associated with Hemp Technologies USA ... which are associated with Lime Technologies UK.

Learning to Read Plans

I've been spending the last few weeks immersed in reading about wood-framing. I'm really enjoying the experience of feeling that it really is possible to self-build a home. It's logical, straightforward and building with hemp simplifies it even more. I recently came across these sample PDF plans of an eco-house from Studs - a UK [...]

Modece Architects

It's been over a week that I've had the website for Modece Architects open in my browser. I really enjoyed the website - it feels like an authentically green site - one that actually walks the walk. Particularly I've browsed back and forth endlessly in the sustainable-construction gallery which has been quite an eye opener. [...]

A Sustainability Confession

The more we dig our hands into the endless details of creating a sustainable home the more I realize that it isn't really sustainable. How is that possible? No matter how you do the math the most sustainable and cost-effective way to generate electricity is together, not every house for itself. Given our very low [...]

House Heating Requirements (revisited)

IMPORTANT: this note was added after the post was published but seemed important enough to be inserted at the beginning of the post. I am just now realizing that my perception of heating requirements are based on experience of poorly insulated homes. This is why I expect stoves to be lit numerous times a day. [...]