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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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The First Year at Cielito Lindo Ranch

It’s been a year since we made the move onto the land and Clielito Lindo Ranch began to become a reality, not just a dream. We’ve had setbacks and snow, summer sun and successes, rain and random stuff happening, mud … Continue reading

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Ceilings

We’ve been struggling with what to do with the lodge ceiling — yes, we’re moving to inside work now. The first thought was some sort of drop ceiling. We want room above the ceiling for additional insulation (beyond what is … Continue reading

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Hats and Boots (part 2 of 2…we hope)

It’s been some time since the last post, and this is all due to the distraction and troubles with getting the foundations done. The piers went in reasonably well and fast. And the steel has gone up for the roof. … Continue reading

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Sustainable Building Foundations

Building with the environment in mind goes beyond just materials. You actually need to start with the local environment–meaning weather and land. For a building site for the main lodge we wanted flat land, a great south facing view (for … Continue reading

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The Airstream

We’ve been thinking of what to build, and along the way the one thing we keep coming back to is that a huge part of building green is building with reclaimed or reused materials and using things that are not built to consume lots of energy. So we’ve bought a 1966 Airstream Overland trailer to be one of the first structures on the land. Continue reading

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