Category Archives: good blogs

Brute Force Collaborative

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Brute Force Collaborative A well done blog with lots of good pictures Public toilets and Passive Houses! “It is our goal to advance the green discussion beyond ‘sustainable’ carpets and bike racks – and moving it towards sensible, intelligent green design. This will manifest itself through the documentation of green architects, projects and building techniques that hopefully some of you…

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Gouin Green

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I just added a link to Gouin (Go-In) Green a process blog where some folks are building a SIP modular house.  The house is rather vanilla but the blog is full of excellent information and $ #’s which I always appreciate.  It looks like they actually used Alpen Windows which are super good and they talk about how they justified…

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ART TEC – Guy Marsden

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This is what the web is all about.  Guy Marsden has a sprawling website (over 200 pages)  that I highly recommend only if you can relax for a while.  Guy is everything from an artist – he worked on “Star Wars” – to an inventor/engineer.  Much of the site is related to trying to be realistically self sufficient. I found…

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fivecat’s squidoo lens

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I give up! I can’t compete! Mark Lepage, a friend from college, has created this most useful page for my clients to use which contains, well, everything.  I can only assume that Mark has discovered ancient techniques allowing him to sleep only once per week. or less.  Guides, books, websites, blogs, organizations, magazines, architects,… I think Mark has minions.  I…

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“Prefab is Not the Answer”

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I have been following the growing interest in prefab modern houses with growing interest.  I have been turned off by the very high cost of prefab whenever I have looked into it.  Most seem to finish out at over $200/ s.f.   The standard double wide all vinyl modular homes come in at under $70.  This is what most potential homeowners…

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Entrepreneur Architect

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I would like to thank Mark LePage for helping me learn how to spell this word.  Don’t quiz me yet though.  Mark the blogger /architect has created a new website – Entrepreneur Architect -for those of you readers who are architects trying to build your own businesses.  He seems to be doing a very good job of it so I’m…

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new blog links

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I added a few new blog links tonight. Materialicious is a high traffic site that could suck up way too much time but well worth the visit as evidenced by the find below. Hubcap creatures by Ptolemy Longhouse is a single house design and build type blog which are fun to read sometimes to see how other people go about…

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