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Land Development Process Revealed

Allow me to share with you what I have learned over my 20 years as a professional builder and land developer. All tweaks and adjustments aside, this will be a good footing to start out on for anyone interested in the start to finish process of finding, developing, and building on raw land.

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Inspire Others by Registering Your Straw Bale Home

Just a quick reminder to those of you who have a straw bale home to register your home on the International Straw Bale Registry Project through This is a great resource for other people who are looking to build their own straw bale home. I often contact people who have listed their homes on […]

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Straw Bale Construction in Earthquakes

I am not going to use pictures in this post as we all know what the recent devastation in Japan looks like. I want to start by sending Gabriella’s and my love, prayers, thoughts, and hope to all those effected by the recent earthquakes in Japan and New Zealand.¬† Clearly the tsunami in Japan was […]

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New Green Construction Code Released by the International Codes Council (ICC)

The International Code Council (ICC) has recently released the International Green Construction Code (IGCC). This code is intended for commercial buildings and will be integrated into the existing International Codes. This is not the same thing as LEED design, and is a new code in place to govern the green details of commercial construction. The […]

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