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Build a Tiny House

Lately I’ve been considering the idea of buying land where I can build a home and a space to grow food.

My search, after stumbling through too many $1-20 million farms-for-sale, led me to a few nice small tracts of raw land, and perhaps most importantly, Tiny House Design – a website where you can find building plans for small, reasonable, sustainable homes. 

And if this interests you, check out Materialicious for other small home plans and inspiration and the Passive House Institute for more information about passive home construction.

Friday, October 30, 2009: Materialicious--Domsai by Matteo Cibic

You, the you I write to.
The whole so what.
I know that I have your
attention. And now

I’ll keep showing you
scenes, presenting them
like tattered bouquets.
You, you can look

at them, the images
that I bundle and display.
I bring them because
what else can be done

with the disorder
of how this happens
except to make collections
and place them at your feet.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009: Materialicious--Book Sconce

Subtext

(Under, beneath,
in binding and on page.
In the bandage of
the binding, the glue
in the shredded canvas.
Meaning wells up
and finds hidden channels
to course through.
And all of this under,
the being of the book
when it is closed.)

Friday, October 23, 2009: Materialicious--Ecolodge in Egypt

Sand, Snow

Sand kneaded with saltwater
and scooped with a bucket

keeps its shape when overturned.
It will crumble if it dries,

and will fall once again into sand,
knocked loose of all tension.

The inverse of sand is snow.
Snow will also respond well

to condensing, to being packed
in a gloved grip to temporary solidity.

Sand, snow–kick it, throw it,
build with it. Use it to destroy

or assemble. It will regenerate,
smithereens of lost water or ground.