Remodel – single family | built 1907, remodel 2011 - 2012
Owner Planet Repair Institute
Architect | Designer Communitecture Inc
General Contractor Mark Lakeman
This low-impact site is a community-oriented living laboratory for natural building and permaculture, including cob-construction chicken and cat palaces. Natural building techniques perfected here include cob, light-straw clay insulation, earthen plaster, reclaimed materials and labor-intensive construction. A constructed wetland and greenhouse are new.
advanced thermal envelope (wall assembly)
high-efficiency wood stove
18" thick walls with straw insulation
gray water reuse (interior)
rainwater harvesting (irrigation)
Materials and Indoor Air Quality
construction waste minimization
natural or zero-toxicity materials
part of a collective
Soma areas of this site are under construction.
Drop-in workshop Permaculture 2:30pm