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The Earthbag House

The Earthbag House was built with love, sweat and tears by its amazing and dedicated owner, Bill along with a few helpers. Earthbag building uses burlap or another bag material to hold dirt that very closely resembles adobe. These adobe earthbags are filled on top of the wall, scoop by scoop, of locally sourced dirt. These homes [...]

The Dumpster Project

Talk about downsizing. What does home look like in a world of 10 billion people? How do we equip current and future generations with the tools they need for sustainable living practices? With a dumpster and a team of students and experts, the dumpster project has transformed from a barely habitable used garbage container to a [...]

Casa Neverlandia

The Bouldin Creek neighborhood holds a sweet surprise for those who know where to look. And that surprise is Casa Neverlandia. This towering yet whimsical mansion was built with love and care by James Talbot and friends and family since 1979. The home is a colorful, undulating playscape outfitted with solar panels, rainwater collection, fire poles, [...]

The Freeman House

If you live in Crestview in North Austin you'd drive by this place a hundred times and never spot it. It's a true hidden gem. This Mexico-inspired hacienda is the hidden artist's retreat of owners Darryl Freeman and his wife. Behind its hand built, 6-foot limestone walls, one finds a chicken yard, two koi ponds, an [...]