14 Year Old Girl Provides an Earth-Sheltered Greenhouse to a Small Town

Kasey Budgell, 14, is helping to bring an earth-sheltered greenhouse to King’s Point, Canada. Growing has been a family passion for generations, she said, recalling that as a tot she’d trail her grandfather around his garden. “I’d always want to be able to cut the turnip tops off, and be hands-on with it, but I was … Read more

4000 Year Old Chinese Mole Town

Tucked outside of Sanmenxia City in China’s Henan Province is a 4,000-year-old Chinese town nicknamed the “mole town.”  More than 3,000 people live in underground dwellings known as yaodongs (or “house caves”). They’ve only recently become accessible to tourists looking to experience them firsthand. The yaodongs originated during the Bronze Age—a period when it was … Read more

Some of the Oldest Buildings in the U.S.

Here is a collection of some of the oldest buildings in the United States. It is interesting to notice that virtually all of them could be considered “natural buildings” made from local natural materials. This speaks to the longevity of natural building techniques! Originally constructed in Ardmore, Alabama in 1808 before being restored at to … Read more

St Edward’s Church in Stow-on-the-Wold

St Edward’s Church is a medieval-built Church of England parish church, serving Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire, UK. Hilltop Stow-on-the-Wold is a classic Cotswold town where you’ll find antique shops and a great selection of traditional pubs. The north entrance of St Edward’s Church looks like it’s straight out of a fairy tale – it’s one of the … Read more