You know, usually the “green homes” that hit the mainstream blogs are pretty questionable — green, yes, but generally outrageously expensive. Part of what interests me about many of the technologies inside the “green” space is that they can be done without a mortgage on minimal savings and income. That's why I was quite happy to see this list of green homes which is pretty good throughout, and includes primarily methods than a person on a “drop out, tune in” life could achieve.

The only problem with these building methods is that there are less and less places that will legally let you build them. Building codes are both a way for lawyers to draw borders for lawsuit eligibility, and a way for “professionals” — corporate builders — to use the muscle of the legal system to restrict the right of people to build their own shelter on their own land… I don't think a building code has ever worked in the favor of someone looking to build their own green house.

Anyway, tons of birds out today on our two-plus hour hike… I'm really tired! I think I'm going to finish off the painting I recently posted, and crash out…

Wow Shannon, that's really annoying! What is it, 1997 on Geocities? Retroweb is NOT cool!

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