Believe it or not, peak phosphorus is probably our biggest global emergency. I don’t know about you, but I don’t hear anyone talking about it. The problem Phosphorus is one of the most the important elements of life. It is … Continued
The big blizzard of ’09 temporarily put the kibosh on construction, but we’re back up and running. The Hemcrete forms have come off of the first floor, Serious Materials windows have arrived, and the roof is moving forward, with horse … Continued
Conventional wisdom says that overgrazing causes desertification of rangelands. Allan Savory says that’s dead wrong. Plants have external digestive systems. We animals have microorganisms in our guts to break down food and make it useful to our cells, but plants … Continued
(From Time Magazine) By Adam Fisher Friday, Dec. 04, 2009 David Bailey helped install a composting toilet in Austin. Sawdust is used to eliminate odor. For more than a decade, 57-year-old roofer and writer Joseph Jenkins has been advocating that … Continued
Greening the Desert II: Greening the Middle East from Craig Mackintosh on Vimeo.
The Hemcrete installation continued today in the freezing weather, and is up to the second floor. Ian Snider from Mountain Works dropped by yesterday to discuss some of the sustainably harvested wood he will be supplying to the project. Ian’s … Continued
Yesterday, the full-on Hemcrete installation was started. Thanks to the volunteers who continue to come out and shovel hemp in this wet, cold weather! If you’re interested in volunteering for the Nauhaus Prototype Project, please contact Billy. Click here to … Continued
Eco-Panels came out on Tuesday and Wednesday and installed the S.I.P. roof. The finished roof system for the Nauhaus Prototype will have an insulation value of about R80 when completed, because the spaces between the 8″ rafters will be packed … Continued
In the spring of 2008 the Midwest Minnesota Community Development Corporation made contact, to inquire as to the possibility of building a cordwood home on the White Earth Reservation in NW Minnesota (50 miles east of Fargo, ND). The original … Continued
Matt and his crew finished the roof framing today. Click here to view the entire Nauhaus Prototype Construction Chronology.