Subscribers Missing Blog Posts

Over the last month there have been several times when emailed notifications of blog posts that I have made were not sent to subscribers. I have been communicating with the Mailchimp service that is supposed to handle this and I believe that we have finally resolved the problem. I will list the missing blog posts … Read more

Hempcrete is Spreading Around the World

Hemp mixed with lime can create a low-carbon, more climate friendly building material than concrete. “There’s an enormous growth potential in the US for hemp fiber used for building and insulation,” said Kaja Kühl, founder of youarethecity, a design and building practice. “Hemp was only legalized in 2018, but now industrial hemp is following the … Read more

An Earthbag Ecological Home in Jamaica

A home made of earthbags in Johns Town, Jamaica, is setting an example for sustainable living. It’s part of a group of largely self-sufficient residences called The Source Farm Foundation and Ecovillage. The home gets 70% of its energy from solar and wind, and the owner says, “People kept coming in our house to see … Read more

Historical and Modern Use of Seaweed for Building

Seaweed has been used in constructing buildings since the the ancient Greeks, who used the material as wall insulation. They would fill wooden frames with seaweed and cover them with plaster or clay in order to keep their homes warm. Also Danish people would use seaweed in home construction, and 20 houses from the Viking … Read more