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Porch Become Storage Building

The back porch was meant to be a place where we sat and enjoyed the sunset. Well…it was never used. This shows the importance of knowing the area where you are building. Our wind and weather comes in from the … Continue reading

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An Affordable Ceiling

When we first started planning the ceiling in the lodge at CLR, we talked about all kinds of different options. Vaulted, flat, tile, fixed, wood, and even tin. In the bedrooms, the ceiling was easy–we went for classic New Mexico … Continue reading

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Do-It Yourself Herb Garden with Used Pallets

Last year we noticed two different things. 1) The adobes kept our plants warm way into January. 2) Our wood whiskey barrel planters retained water much better than any other planters. With this in mind we created a garden bed … Continue reading

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2014 Workshops

This year we’re offering two one-day workshops. Adobe Workshop – July 19, 10 AM – 3 PM – Learn the basics of making adobe, and adobe mud. Includes hands on building experience and mud mixing. Workshop will cover building an … Continue reading

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Earth Building Workshop – September 28th

Please join us for our Earth Building Workshop Saturday, September 28th from 10AM – 5PM at CLR’s Ranch Facility new Pie Town, New Mexico Get hands-on experience with: Adobe blocks Earth Mortar Straw bale construction Earth Plaster Alis    

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Welcome!

  Science has confirmed that living more simply will extend your life and make you happier. The simple pleasures can bring the most delight–the smell of fresh baking bread, eating a homemade meal, breathing fresh clean air, laughing with friends, the satisfaction of … Continue reading

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