Installing an Earthen Floor into Our Cob Cottage
Installing an Earthen Floor into Our Cob Cottage was muddy work! We started with a thick layer of pummus to act as insulations, then added a vapor barrier and then went onto the cob floor... See the steps in pictures...
Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) | Building America Solution Center
This foundation/floor/SIP wall detail shows the recommended way to support the SIP wall panel at the sill plate
Cycling a Tank for Aquaponics With or Without Fish | Epic Gardening
Cycling a tank for aquaponics can be done with fish, or without fish. Find out the difference between the two methods and learn about cycling in general here.
Aquaponics Basics - Gardening Site
Aquaponics is the combination of plant cultivation and fish or other aquatic animal rearing within a defined system. Get a good overview of aquaponics here.
Six Proven Ways to Build Energy-Smart Walls - Fine Homebuilding
In this article, learn the six proven ways to build energy smart walls from author Bruce Coldham. Whether you build new homes or remodel, these alternative framing techniques will allow you to reach R-40 or better.
DCD (Design Cost Data) January-February 2016 (article exploring SIPs construction benefits)
DCD (Design Cost Data) January-Feburary 2016 (article exporing SIPs construction benefits)
Small Concrete Pipe House - Part 5 – TinyHouseDesign
If you’ve discovered our forum, TinyHouseForum.com, you may have seen these designs by Scott. I wanted to post them here because it was a very clever solution for someone wanting to build a house from concrete storm drain pipe. I’m not sure that’s what Scott had in mind but his solution seems like the perfect solution for a tiny concrete home. Scott uses Google SketchUp to created these drawings. Image credit to Scott. Start over at Part 1 >