Our Latin America Editor is on the ground in Ecuador and sending updates on construction technology, codes, and temporary housing
Recycling revisited and repurposed for reuse
Miters vs. butt joints
Make the most of what you've got... and then pile on a little more
I spotted this interesting roof construction in Cuenca, Ecuador: Branch logs as rafters; purlins of split branch logs with thin brick overlaid in two strata
Homemade bricks ready to become walls
From the Earth, basic materials become the building blocks of a home—nature nurtures native spaces.
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger
If you're color squeamish, don't look at these pictures of plumbing fixtures—
turn away now!
A quick look at decorative sticks
It's not just wasted space anymore
You don’t need much hot water in the tropics, but just in case, don’t adjust the nozzle, there’s no inline GFI breaker!
I've been using vinyl on the affordable homes I've built over the last few decades for a couple of simple reasons.