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,

the teepee,

the wigwam,

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.

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