Friday, May 18, 2007
today i was one of the volunteer drivers for a school field trip. one of the learning blocks in the waldorf third grade focuses on shelters: their history and construction across cultures. we visited an intentional community called shannon farms where the children viewed a variety of homes.
there was the geodesic dome,
the straw bale house,
the solar house,
and the salamander.
oh, well, anyway.
personally, i'm a straw bale kind of gal. i love the exposed beams, the thick walls, the curves and cracks. i love the warmth and the earthiness.
someday, perhaps, we will get off the grid, grow our own everything, and live in a an earth friendly home built with our own hands. it's a nice fantasy anyway.