Pocket Neighborhood

manufactured house in commonsOverview:

We have a 2 acre site within the city limits of Goshen, IN, currently occupied by my straw bale duplex, the superinsulated duplex, and the original house on the site, a mid-1980’s manufactured house. I’m working on a new cob house which I plan to finish by the end of 2022.

The long term plan is to develop a central plaza like that which would be found in a medieval European village. The front porches of each house will face toward the plaza, making it the focus of the community. The houses will be cohesive in style, yet each stinctly different. Currently there are one owner occupied and 4 rental units. In the longer term I would like to have a majority of owner occupied units.


  1. Janet Nichols

    Greg. You are doing some amazing things!!! Shawnda and I are inspired by you!

  2. Jason Rhodes Showalter

    Beautiful, creative, forward-thinking work! Thanks for the chat today.

  3. Hi Greg ! I talked with Dick Lehman, while looking for dried clay for our Elkhart Natural Building project….and got your phone number ! I will be in town at the Wellfield Botanical gardens on a natural building project June13-17 Hope to connect. 🙂 Deanne Bednar (cob cottage, thatching, strawbale studio ) 248 496 4088 Perhaps you could give me your contact info?

  4. I like what you’re doing.

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