All posts by Jeff Ruppert
Read reviews of the first three books in the Sustainable Essential Building Series by New Society Publishers – Hempcrete Construction, Building Science and Prefab Straw Bale Construction.
We get a code update from Martin Hammer, the main and contributing author of the two most recently adopted U.S. strawbale building codes
For too long the insurance industry has held the owners of straw bale buildings captive while they sway back and forth with the prevailing winds when it comes to insuring our buildings. We begin to address this issue in the first of a series of articles on this topic.
Carole Crews leads us on a journey through the parts of our home made with earth and water, but also tells an important story along the way.
When you think of New Zealand, what do you think about? ‘Wow, it’s really far away’ ‘Isn’t there more sheep then people that live there?’ ‘I’ve heard there’s lots of…