Tall Wood Buildings

 
Tall wood buildings are on the rise in the Northwest thanks to the recent development of a wood product known as Cross Laminated Timber (CLT). At the time that this article was written five of these buildings are either in design or under construction right here in Oregon:

Lever Architecture’s Albina Yard building
PATH Architecture’s 8-story Carbon 12 … Read More.

Straw Bale: A Love Story

Editor’s note:  This article originally ran in the Summer 2012 issue of the Green Living Journal. Recently Ruth and Bill have consolidated into one household and have decided to sell Bill’s Straw Bale Solar Home in Wenatchee, WA. For more information: (509 area code) 679.6165
A storm moved over the campground. He offered me his coat. … Read More.

Modern Earthen Floors

Earthen floors are ancient. They were the predominant floor from the time people first built homes until the mid 1300s, and are still found today in many parts of the world. Because these early floors were simply tamped earth without sealers, they were dusty and cracks were common. As a result, they were often covered … Read More.