Corey Morrill

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How To Make Bricks Out Of Dirt

Dirt-cheap bricks—just add pressure<p>Bricks are fairly easy to make, but in the developing world, traditional fired bricks are sometimes weak and crumble-prone, while cement ones are often unaffordable. The Vermeer BP714 is the first compressed-earth-block machine that makes strong air-dried bricks …

Building Methods | Off The Grid

Articles in Building Methods<p>Duuvy Jester has another project workshop running at Terraeden Biotecture building the "Wizard Home," an earthtube and …

Power Tools

Use Cordwood Construction to Design and Build Your Own House - Green Homes

After a recent northern Wisconsin winter had left me with an empty oil tank, a barren pocketbook, woodchopper's back, <i>and</i> a mind fairly dancing with …

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How My Composting Toilet ACTUALLY Works – A Review

I promised I would do a review on the composting toilet after it had been in use for a while, well after 6 months I thought it was time for my first …

The #1 Secret To A Well-Stocked Kitchen Pantry

Image source: simplelivingeating.com<p>When a cold spell hit my area recently, most of my friends and family were rushing to the store to buy milk, …

How To Install Your Own Off The Grid Well

image credit energyblog.nationalgeographic.com<p>In olden times, wells were dug with a pick and shovel, with a lot of backbreaking work. Depending upon …

Need Less, Have More: Life Expands When We Eliminate the Excess

<b>“Knowledge is learning something new every day. Wisdom is letting go of something every day” ~Zen Saying</b><p>Simplicity, at its heart, comes down to …

Why I live in a yurt, off the grid, on a mountain in Idaho. A guest post by Esther Emery - Dreaming Beneath the Spires

My yurt<p>Do you know anybody who lives off the grid? Well, now you do. I do. I live in a yurt, which is a kind of a wonderful round tent, on three …

Are Shipping Container Homes Sustainable?

If you do a search for "shipping container" on Apartment Therapy, you'll come across all kinds of shipping container architecture, from a …

Would You Consider an Earthen Floor?

In June, I finished installing the earthen floor in my cob house. In October, I built the base layer of the earthen floor, a 2.5″ thick mix of sand, …

Tiny House Movement

10 Things to Consider Before Using Shipping Containers For Your Project

Modern day pioneer John Wells is doing some interesting work in Alpine, Texas. On his desert swath in The Field Lab, which is also referred to as The …

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Green Roofs

Soda Can Solar Furnace Helps Cut Heating Bills

When residents of Westwood, a low-income neighborhood in Denver, were asked what would help them the most, the answer was simple: Help us lower our …

House Tour: A DIY Self-Sustainable Micro-Cabin in Cali

<b>Name:</b> Tim Eddy and Hannah Fuller <b><br>Location:</b> Tahoe, California <b><br>Size:</b> 196 square feet <b><br>Years lived in:</b> 1.5 years; Owned<p>Hannah grew up in a home her parents …

ShelterKraft Werks Designs and Builds Sustainable Custom Shipping Container Homes

The Seattle-based home building company, ShelterKraft Werks, designs affordable homes that are configured around recycled shipping containers to …

This Cozy Micro Home is Designed to Withstand the Desert

Tucked away in the desert near Scottsdale, Arizona, sits a tiny, but <i>very</i> elegant home designed by <b>Dave Frazee,</b> a student at the <b>Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture,</b> an academy founded by the great American architect Frank Lloyd Wright in 1932. This, like many other micro homes, uses its …

14x24 Builder's Cottage Home Plan

<b>Rear Elevation</b> - 18' high to peak<p>Note: In the bonus booklet is information for building a 12' sidewall detail that can give a larger loft with a …

14 x 24 owner-built Cabin

Spring 2007 Update:<p><b>The evolving story of an owner-built 14x24 Little House.</b><p>"I've had a number of request for shots of the interior. So here are some …

Homesteading Quantified: How Much Land You Need To Go Off The Grid

The original homesteaders, the pioneers who went West, were following the American dream as it was understood in the 19th century -- they wanted a house, and land, and a farm, of their own. Those who become homesteaders today aren't necessarily aspirational in the same way; instead, they're looking …