THE DESIGNER AT WORK

  Went to work with client Dan Strause today in Rio, Wisconsin. We are laying out his property based on the master plan that Dan Halsey and I put together for him last month. Things are moving along rapidly. A beautiful property (89...

From Kinstone to the Seed Saver’s Exchange

We capped off a wonderful two weeks of people and building at Kinstone with a trip down to Seed Saver’s Exchange in Decorah, Iowa and a benefit concert by Greg Brown. Home in Southern Illinois: hot, humid, drought conditions, family, rest, on to my advanced...

Kinstone: Journey to Mordor (Mortar)

The cordwood portion of our course continues. All of the students are now in the flow. The instruction by Richard and Becky Flatau has been wonderful. Our journey into the life of building is miraculous as are all the journeys of this miraculous existence. Kinstone is...

Cordwood and Natural Building at Kinstone

Richard and Becky Flatau of Wisconsin are here for the cordwood portion of our course in Fountain City. The bottles that you see will be incorporated into the cordwood walls. As I was wandering the land here one morning I discovered a piece of remnant prairie. We will...