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The Long Trip Home

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Well, I finally made it. It took a year of waiting but I have set foot back in the Sacred Valley of Peru. The reason? To build Earth Ayni, a center for healing, wellness, and sustainable living. It has been … Continue reading

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The Solar Living Institute in Hopland, CA

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I wanted to continue my education in photovoltaics so I recently drove up to northern California to take a workshop at the Solar Living Institute. Their 12 acre site includes cob houses, a tiny house built on an old trailer, … Continue reading

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Hey Joe!

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Lots happening here up on the hill… at 12,300 feet. We just got 6 new volunteers, some of which are acquaintances from Cob Cottage Company in Coquille, Oregon. They have been helping out with all sorts of projects such as … Continue reading

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Fire in the Hole!

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Our second rocket mass heater workshop is complete. After 4 days we were able to get the main structure up and fired. Works great! The stonework on the exterior really adds a nice touch. We built it in the common … Continue reading

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Movin’ up n’ movin’ on

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After running off to Ecuador to renew my visa, solstice in the Andes, and then a two week sabbatical in the Sacred Valley, I have returned with two new apprentices. Karen, Andrew, and myself are finishing up unfinished projects starting … Continue reading

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Workshop Complete!

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Our two week intensive natural building course is finally complete! For this course, we worked on 3 different buildings on site that are in multiple stages of construction. One is at the foundation level, the second is a cob house … Continue reading

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Arriving in the Peruvian Andes

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It has been quite a while since my last post. The internet is pretty weak where I now reside in the Peruvian Andes above Huaraz. We hope to have better internet soon but I will be posting regularly nonetheless. I … Continue reading

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TIBA Institute in Brazil

TIBA (Intuitive Technology and Bio-Architecture) is a teaching institute built on an old coffee plantation located 150kms from Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. It was founded in 1987 by Rose and Johan van Lengen. Mr. Lengen is widely known as … Continue reading

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My Visit to Cob Cottage Company

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I am a little late in posting these as they are from my trip in August 2012. It was a pleasure to be able to finally meet, and work with, Ianto Evans and Linda Smiley from Cob Cottage Company. If … Continue reading

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Permaculture Design Certificate Course

If you are interested in learning more about Permaculture but cannot attend an actual course, you can always take it with a video series. The Permaculture Design Certificate Course was filmed in September 2005 at The University of Melbourne and … Continue reading

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