Coming soon. Spring 2016. As of November 2015, here is the plan: Form: The house is designed to be an archetypal cottage of northern European form. It will be a three-aisled hall house, a form used for millenia, with three bays.
This house has R31 wall and R70 ceiling insulation. The siding is unfinished rough sawn poplar, the roof is unpainted galvanized standing seam metal. Inside all floors are either wood or ceramic tile. It features an air-to-air heat exchanger,
The straw bale house, built between 2001 and 2006, has a post and beam frame. The posts are tree trunks with bark peeled off and the beams and rafters are rough sawn wood. The plasters consist of a scratch
Willow wattle fence with purple coneflower (echinacea) in front. In 2015 we’ve had lots of rainfall, so everything is very lush. This year we will have yellow blackberries and gooseberries for the first time. I was able to crop a
November 26th…We had some warm days this fall so I was able to stucco the oven and get most of the brick patio done. Fire pit is in the foreground. Pizza and bread from a wood-fired oven is incomparable! This
Tea hut completed July 16, 2015. New tea hut built from rough sawn ash with black locust piers. The ramp/bridge entrance is of black locust. It has a standing seam metal roof. The planed ash plank floor is finished with
Here is a collection of lost wax cast pendants and earrings. The pendants are all kinetic–they have movable parts. The pendants are also fully finished 3 dimensional pieces. I work in sterling silver and 14k gold. Unfortunately I am not