Menlo Passive
The Menlo Passive House

Menlo Passive

San Mateo County Menlo Park, California - Clarum Homes Year built: 2011 Passive Home (PassivHaus) is a design and build exercise that delivers an extremely comfortable, healthy, economical and sustainable…

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One Building Technique With Many Names
One building technique with many names...

One Building Technique With Many Names

Have you ever heard of cordwood masonry, cordwood construction, stackwall, log-end, stovewood or stackwood? It is a wall building technique commonly used to build homes, barns, saunas -- just about…

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A Vancouver Coachhouse
Comfort is more about design than size...

A Vancouver Coachhouse

Vancouver Canada  -  Birmingham and Wood Built area:    1,000 sq. ft.  (92.6 m2) Photography:  John Smith The drive for urban infill continues in Vancouver as it does in most…

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Stone Walled
Dry Stone Wall by Eric Landman

Stone Walled

The concept of dry stone walls has been around since agriculture began. No mortar, just gravity. Dry stone walls don't interfere with the natural drainage of the site. They're also low cost…

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