Below is an excerpt from recent correspondence with Owen Geiger, an expert in exotic renewable building designs such as earth bag, earth ship, straw bale, etc. His sites include http://earthbagbuilding.com/ ; http://www.greenhomebuilding.com/ ; http://www.dreamgreenhomes/. He was kind enough to join our Safe Haven Villages social network site to offer his assistance.
(Unfortunately, I don't yet know an easy way to import the email text into blogspot so that a bunch of extraneous line spaces are not added, etc.)
Dr. Owen Geiger, Ph.D. in Social and Economic Development, is the former Director of Builders Without Borders and Founder and Director of the Geiger Research Institute of Sustainable Building (http://www.grisb.org/). He is an author, engineer and licensed contractor specializing in strawbale construction, earthbag and other types of sustainable building. He co-authored the Builders Without Borders Straw-Bale Construction Guides and contributed to Building Without Borders: Sustainable Construction for the Global Village. Dr. Geiger has consulted on numerous international housing projects, worked closely with Habitat for Humanity for seven years and mentored housing officials with the United Nations Institute of Training and Research. He is also a correspondent for The Last Straw Journal and a Mother Earth News Green Homes Expert. Email: strawhousesATyahoo.com
From: Owen Geiger
To: Sterling D. Allan
Sent: Friday, November 06, 2009 12:25 AM
Subject: Re: building questions
My comments below in red.
--- On Thu, 11/5/09, Sterling D. Allan wrote: