Month: February 2013

Building Materials as Food (for Thought)

This week has been all about the details: gable siding, fascia, soffit, flashing. In some ways it has been quite satisfying, like putting sprinkles on a cupcake. Except these sprinkles need to be beveled at exactly 45 degrees, and weigh significantly more than objects…

What’s in a frame?

Welcome back, ladies and gentlemen. This week we will be discussing framing – no, not picture framing – good old fashioned house framing. Last week, in a 3-day work week shortened by an informative “Solar Photovoltaic” (read: solar panel) workshop and a day spent…

A Solid Foundation

On Friday afternoon we poured the concrete for the final section of the foundations. It was incredible to see the site transform over the course of the week; gradually shifting from an amorphous trench, to somewhere that looks like a house might want to…

New interns for Spring 2013!

Hello to everyone who loves, likes, or tolerates Community Rebuilds enough to check up on the ol’ blog! Much anticipated first meetings have been had between the Community Rebuilds staff and a bunch of groovy people/natural building enthusiasts who are CR’s Spring 2013 building…