Vote with Your Wallet — 8 Comments

  1. Yes, you’re right. Obama has been a disappointment. Maybe the “Occupy Wall Street / Occupy The Nation” movement will embolden him and the rest of the Democrats to bring about the change that we thought we were voting for. And maybe that change could eventually extent all the way to the elimination of overly restrictive building codes or the building codes all together. But that’s probably too much of a stretch.

  2. And really how feasible is it to not shop at Lowes or Home Depot when building a home? In most areas they have crushed the small businesses. There are lots of areas across the country that have no independent lumber yards and few if any small hardware stores. In remote areas it is impossible to find second hand or recycled materials. The idea that your going to cut out the big box stores in this day and age is dreaming on a grand scale.
    In my town all the small hardware stores have closed. Even 84 lumber shut down. In the area where I am building, both the local lumber yard and hardware stores for the most part never have what I need. That entails a 40 mile drive to the big orange box.

  3. I was initially drawn to natural building years ago in an effort to escape the corporations and their high costs. The environmental reasons were lagniappe (something extra).
    No matter how I got here, I sure am happy about where I landed.

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