Given the Texas freeze we had 2 weeks ago, I think we should spend some time evaluating how we here in Texas design homes for the cold. However, what does it mean when we say we should design for colder climates even in Texas?
Category Archives: Solutions
THE PERMACULTURE FUNCTION STACKED WALL FOUNDATION
Can we build walls better with more efficient materials and methods so they are easier for a family to DIY it? Consider having more efficient and function stacked materials; more manageable labor.
Record Winter Temps in Texas
We lost power on Monday early morning. I woke up at 3:30am, and it was already cold. I estimate that we lost power at least an hour more than that, at 2:30am
OUR STEPS TO GET NEW LAND STARTED
My family and I have been looking at purchasing property outside of the metropolis we are in, here in Dallas TX. Plan B is to find acreage with no house on it. If we find one at the right price, here’s a list of projects we could put in that would help us transition a home into it:
RABBITRY + CHICKEN SHED
A peek into how I designed a rabbitry plus chicken coop and run to suit the lifestyle design of an awesome homesteading client.
DEFENSIBLE HOME DESIGN
We need to consider how a home can be more secure at the onset of the design. We also need to have options to increasing security for homes that are already built-here are some ideas from an article by Jeff Cooper called “Notes on Tactical Residential Architecture”.
Mudrooms – improving your transition from garden to kitchen
If you plan on a permaculture home, there will be a lot of time outside on your yard enjoying your land. You may have noticed it sucks when you come back inside and you end up tracking your dirt in the house, or you have no proper space to sit and sort of transition intoContinue reading “Mudrooms – improving your transition from garden to kitchen”
A home must be expandable. This also means that one can build at a more remote location more easily. Consider how homes were built back in the pioneering/homesteading days when a family would start with a basic shed and expand as their stability in their land was established. To build DIY remote homes we must consider this historically proven solution.
Homes Produce Yields
Let’s chat about some of the different yields we can get from our homes from an architecture and permaculture perspective.
Improvements for a Permaculture Home
How about more permaculture oriented changes to make a more permaculture home? How about a few more creative ideas we can use for our zonezero:
-enhanced kitchen space