Saturday, August 27, 2011


For those of you who can't quite make up your minds weather to download a copy of The Cheap-Ass Curmudgeon's Guide to Dirt...

Victoria in Cape Town wrote,

"I started reading The Cheap-Ass Curmudgeon's™ Guide to DIRT (I love the title!) at midnight, thinking I'd read a couple of pages and finish the rest in the morning. It was so interesting and exciting that I finished it in one sitting. Since then I have been telling anyone who will listen all about it.

Now that I've read your book I feel totally inspired to STOP researching and START doing! Thank you so much for your inspiring and, ahem, down to earth approach. With all the very best to you."

Ramji in India wrote,

"Congratulations on bringing out this fantastic and inspiring book. Bought this book a couple of hours ago, and I was hoping it would not disappoint. After having browsed through the book for the last couple of hours, am happy to say that the purchase was well worth it. Thanks once again and hope to stay in touch to keep you updated on our building adventures inspired by the Cheap Ass Curmudgeon :-) warmly, Ramji"

Josh wrote,

"I believe your method bridges the gap between ancient construction techniques and modern technology and its not just a theory or an account of something we believe to be true, its something you've experienced which is a huge wealth of knowledge."

Brad wrote,

"This is the best $19.95 I have ever spent on a construction related book!!! I have books covering every aspect of green building, but believe me this is pure genius."

Guy from New Mexico wrote,

"What an awesome book you produced. You nailed it. I can't wait to try out your method both with my sand & cement, and fibercrete. Keep up the incredible, funny and informational work."

Time to get off the fence. Get down and get your hands in the 'DIRT'.

Download your copy today! CLICK HERE

Friday, August 19, 2011


Shake it up!

A beautiful way to side a house that both protects it and actually adds to the artistic beauty. Love it!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


Check out Ranchito Cascabel aka "Timmyland".

This is some of the most amazing free form architecture on the planet!

Many more pictures of this increadible home and a New York Times article can be seen and read at,0,1918173.photogallery?index=la-hm-timmyland-photos-001

Also, go to for more homes done in the same free form style and to find out how to do it by taking workshops down in Mexico.

All I can say is, "WOW"!