Welcome to our growing library of ideas.

We’ve organized them with two different mindsets. You can view them as tangents of our essential home principles or chronologically.

Prepping for Percolation | October 13

October 6 | GBU’s 2021 Sustainability Symposium

The Hydraloop | September 8

September 1 | Further Conceptualizing This Greenhouse Thing

Mudroom/Greenhouse/Leach Field Thing Sketches | August 25

August 18 | Our Plants Need How Much Water? Specail Feature: Bad Math

…It’s an Indoor Leach Field! Part Two of Solving the Greywater Conundrum | August 11

August 4 | Potential Plants to Plant. Part One of Solving the Greywater Conundrum

Presenting…The Phius 2021 Certification Guidebook | July 28

July 21 | Brainstorm for the Too-Much-Mulch-Basin-Filtered-Greywater Conundrum

Declare Products That Aren’t Chairs! | July 14

June 30 | The Too-Much-Mulch-Basin-Filtered-Greywater Conundrum

GO Lab’s Wood Fiber Insulation | June 23

June 9 | ACTUAL Trees in the Land of the Laurels

William and Me under the Beech Tree | June 2

May 26 | Materials: A Quick Peek into the Insanity

Mapping Trees II | May 12

May 5 | The Invasive Japanese Barberry

The Water Cycle of The Seed III? | April 28

April 21 | Who Left This Tree Laying Here?

Mapping Trees | April 14

April 7 | An Inclined Mulch Basin

Home Building Curiosities: The BLOCK Project | March 24

March 17 | The Seed is Baba Yaga’s Hut…

Indoor Kitchen Mulch Basin? Solving the On-Site Wastewater Management Problem | March 10

February 24 | Presentation to Pittsburgh Living Future Collaborative

Greywater Garden Staircase Railings? Solving the On-Site Wastewater Management Problem | February 17

February 10 | Permitting our Water: Some Advice from ILFI

Accessibility: Floor Plan Round III | February 3

January 27 | Large Problems

Purple Paint | January 20

January 13 | Living Building Challenge – Petal of Beauty

Living Building Challenge – Petal of Equity | January 6

2021

2020

December 30 | Living Building Challenge – Petal of Materials

Living Building Challenge – Petal of Health & Happiness | December 23

December 16 | Living Building Challenge – Petal of Energy

Living Building Challenge – Petal of Water | December 9

December 2 | Welcome, to the Land of the Laurels. Part Two

Welcome, to the Land of the Laurels. Part One | November 25

November 18 | Living Building Challenge – Petal of Place

T-Shirts from Printful and Bella Canvas | November 11

November 4 | Alabama’s Gulf State Park Interpretive Center – Living Building Certified

Sally Strips Shingles Down by the Gulf Shores | October 28

October 14 | Going on a Trash Diet

A Recirculating Shower by Orbital Systems | October 7

September 30 | Home Building Curiosities: Manta North

Crazy House Drawings, Round Two | September 23

September 16 | Home Building Curiosities: The Bridge

Home Building Curiosities: Onion Flats | September 9

September 2 | I Wanted to Write to You About This Book I Read

Gardening: Sasquatch Squash | August 26

August 19 | Sustainability is for the Rich

Home Building Curiosities: Go Home | August 12

August 5 | An Odd Ode to Our Sample of CLT

A Lil’ About the Family Forest Carbon Program  |  July 29

July 22  |  Home Building Curiosities: M.A.Di

Looking for Land  |  July 15

July 8  |  Moss Walls, Biophilic Design

Home Building Curiosities: Ecocor  |   July 1

June 24  |   Clivus Multrum vs. Conventional Means

Clivus Multrum Comp. Toilet & Greywater System  |   June 17

June 10  |   Our Waste Goes Where?!

Gardening: Planting Onions and Seeing Sprouts  |   June 3

May 27  |   Crazy House Drawings, Round One

William and Shelby’s Daily Water Usage  |   May 20

May 13  |   The Original Rainwater Pillow

Webinar Recap: “Spaghetti Carbon-Era”  |   May 6

April 29  |   A Tidbit on Pin Foundations

Home Building Curiosities: Dvele  |   April 22

April 15  |   Is Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) Sustainable?

Barred Owl Inspirations  |   April 8

April 1  |   What is a British Thermal Unit (BTU)?

Gardening: Raising the Beds, Bonus Blog  |   Mar. 25

Mar. 25   |   Beginning a Vegetable Garden

Home Building Curiosities: Haus.me   |   Mar. 18

Mar. 11   |   PHIUS Criteria for Passive Homes

R-value Explained   |   Mar. 4

Feb. 26   |   Scranton Passive House, PHIUS Example

Kinzua Bridge Inspirations   |   Feb. 19

Feb. 12   |   The Living Building Challenge

Healthy Building and Healthy Living   |   Feb. 5

Jan. 29   |   A small footprint home?

Why do we want The Seed to be built with ‘prefabrication’ in mind?   |   Jan. 22

Jan. 15   |   What does it mean to be “Net Zero”?

What does it mean to be a “Passive House?”   |   Jan. 8

The Mission

Presentation to Pittsburgh Living Future Collaborative

Passive House

Scranton Passive House

R-value

PHIUS Criteria

What is a BTU?

Webinar Recap: “Spaghetti…”

GO Lab’s Wood Fiber Insulation

Presenting…The Phius 2021 Certification Guidebook

GBU’s 2021 Sustainability Symposium

Net Zero

The Original Rainwater Pillow

William and Shelby’s Daily Water Usage

Our Waste Goes Where?!

Clivus Multrum

Clivus Multrum vs. Conventional Means

Recirculating Shower by Orbital Systems

LBC – Petal of Water

LBC – Petal of Energy

Permitting Our Water: ILFI Advice

Greywater Garden Staircase Railings? 

Indoor Kitchen Mulch Basin?

The Seed is Baba Yaga’s Hut…

An Inclined Mulch Basin

The Water Cycle of The Seed III?

Too-Much-Mulch-Basin-Filtered-Greywater

Brainstorm for the Too-Much-Mulch-Basin-Filtered-Greywater Conundrum

Potential Plants to Plant. Part One of Solving the Greywater Conundrum

…It’s an Indoor Leach Field! Part Two of Solving the Greywater Conundrum

Our Plants Need How Much Water?

Mudroom/Greenhouse/ Leach Field Thing Sketches

Further Conceptualizing This Greenhouse Thing

The Hydraloop

Prefabrication

Haus.me

Dvele

Ecocor

M.A.Di

Go Home

Onion Flats

Manta North

The BLOCK Project

Small Footprint

Barred Owl 

CLT Sustainable?

Pin Foundations

Crazy House Drawings, I

Looking for Land

Family Forest Carbon Program

An Odd Ode to Our Sample of CLT

Crazy House Drawings, II

Going on a Trash Diet

Alabama’s Gulf State Park Interpretive Center

T-Shirts from Printful 

LBC – Petal of Place

LBC – Materials Petal

Purple Paint

Large Problems

Mapping Trees

Mapping Trees II

Materials: Quick Peek into the Insanity

William and Me under the Beech Tree

ACTUAL Trees in the Land of the Laurels

Prepping for Percolation

Healthy Living

Living Building Challenge

Kinzua Bridge

Beginning a Vegetable Garden

Gardening: Raising the Beds

Gardening: Planting Onions and….

Moss Walls

Sustainability is for the Rich

Gardening: Sasquatch…

…About This Book I Read…

The Bridge

Sally in Gulf Shores

Land of Laurels, Part One.

Land of Laurels, Part Two.

LBC – Petal of Health & Happiness

LBC – Petal of Equity

LBC – Petal of Beauty

Accessibility: Floor Plan III

Who Left This Tree…?

Japanese Barberry

Declare Products That Aren’t Chairs!

Welcome to our growing library of ideas.

We’ve organized them with two different mindsets. You can view them as tangents of our essential home principles or chronologically.

October 13 | Prepping for Percolation

October 6 | GBU’s 2021 Sustainability Symposium

September 8 | The Hydraloop

September 1 | Further Conceptualizing This Greenhouse Thing

August 25 | Mudroom/Greenhouse/Leach Field Thing Sketches

August 18 | Our Plants Need How Much Water? Special Feature: Bad Math

August 11 | …It’s an Indoor Leach Field! Part Two of Solving the Greywater Conundrum

August 4 | Potential Plants to Plant. Part One of Solving the Greywater Conundrum

July 28 | Presenting…The Phius 2021 Certification Guidebook

July 21 | Brainstorm for the Too-Much-Mulch-Basin-Filtered-Greywater  Conundrum

July 14 | Declare Products That Aren’t Chairs!

June 30 | The Too-Much-Mulch-Basin-Filtered-Greywater Conundrum

June 23 | GO Lab’s Wood Fiber Insulation

June 9 | ACTUAL Trees in the Land of the Laurels

June 2 | William and Me under the Beech Tree

May 26 | Materials: A Quick Peek into the Insanity

May 12 | Mapping Trees II

May 5 | The Invasive Japanese Barberry

April 28 | The Water Cycle of The Seed III?

April 21 | Who Left This Tree Laying Here?

April 14 | Mapping Trees

April 7 | An Inclined Mulch Basin

March 24 | Home Building Curiosities: The BLOCK Project

March 17 | The Seed is Baba Yaga’s Hut…

March 10 | Indoor Kitchen Mulch Basin? Solving the On-Site Wastewater Management Problem

February 24 | Presentation to Pittsburgh Living Future Collaborative

February 17 | Greywater Garden Staircase Railings? Solving the On-Site Wastewater Management Problem

February 10 | Permitting Our Water: Some Advice from ILFI

February 3 | Accessibility: Floor Plan Round III

January 27 | Large Problems

January 20 | Purple Paint

January 13 | Living Building Challenge – Petal of Beauty

January 6 | Living Building Challenge – Petal of Equity

2021

2020

December 30 | Living Building Challenge – Petal of Materials

December 23 | Living Building Challenge – Petal of Health & Happiness

December 16 | Living Building Challenge – Petal of Energy

December 9 | Living Building Challenge – Petal of Water

December 2 |  Welcome, to the Land of the Laurels. Part Two.

November 25 |  Welcome, to the Land of the Laurels. Part One.

November 18  |  Living Building Challenge – Petal of Place

November 11  |  T-Shirts from Printful and Bella Canvas

November 4   |  Alabama’s Gulf State Park Interpretive Center – Living Building Certified

October 28   |  Sally Strips Shingles Down by the Gulf Shores

October 14   |  Going on a Trash Diet

October 7   |  A Recirculating Shower by Orbital Systems

September 30   |  Home Building Curiosities: Manta North

September 23   |  Crazy House Drawings, Round Two

September 16   |  Home Building Curiosities: The Bridge

September 9   |  Home Building Curiosities: Onion Flats

September 2   |  I Wanted to Write to You About This Book I Read

August 26   |  Gardening: Sasquatch Squash

August 19   |  Sustainability is for the Rich

August 12   |  Home Building Curiosities: Go Home

August 5   |  An Odd Ode to Our Sample of CLT

July 29   |  A Lil’ About the Family Forest Carbon Program

July 22   |  Home Building Curiosities: M.A.Di

July 15   |  Looking for Land

July 8   |  Moss Walls, Biophilic Design

July 1   |  Home Building Curiosities: Ecocor

June 24   |  Clivus Multrum vs. Conventional Means

June 17   |  Clivus Multrum Comp. Toilet & Greywater System

June 10   |  Our Waste Goes Where?!

June 3   |  Gardening: Planting Onions and Seeing Sprouts

May 27   |  Crazy House Drawings, Round One

May 20   |  William and Shelby’s Daily Water Usage

May 13   |  The Original Rainwater Pillow and How it Works

May 6   |  Webinar Recap: “Spaghetti Carbon-Era”

April 29   |  A Tidbit on Pin Foundations

April 22   |  Home Building Curiosities: Dvele

April 15   |   Is Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) Sustainable?

April 8   |   Barred Owl Inspirations 

April 1   |   What is a British Thermal Unit (BTU)?

Mar. 25   |   Gardening: Raising the Beds, Bonus Blog 

Mar. 25   |   Beginning a Vegetable Garden

Mar. 18   |   Home Building Curiosities: Haus.me 

Mar. 11   |   PHIUS Criteria for Passive Homes

Mar. 4   |   R-value Explained 

Feb. 26   |   Scranton Passive House, PHIUS Example

Feb. 19   |   Kinzua Bridge Inspirations 

Feb. 12   |   The Living Building Challenge

Feb. 5   |   Healthy Building and Healthy Living 

Jan. 29   |   A small footprint home?

Jan. 22   |   Why do we want The Seed to be built with ‘prefabrication’ in mind?

Jan. 15   |   What does it mean to be “Net Zero”?

Jan. 8   |   What does it mean to be a “Passive House?”

The Mission

Presentation to Pittsburgh Living Future Collaborative

Passive House

Scranton Passive House

R-value

PHIUS Criteria

What is a BTU?

Webinar Recap: “Spaghetti Carbon-Era”

GO Lab’s Wood Fiber Insulation

Phius 2021 Certification Guidebook

GBU’s 2021 Sustainability Symposium

Net Zero

The Original Rainwater Pillow

William and Shelby’s Daily Water Usage

Our Waste Goes Where?!

Clivus Multrum Comp. Toilet & Greywater System

Clivus Multrum vs. Conventional Means of Waste Management

A Recirculating Shower by Orbital Systems

Living Building Challenge – Petal of Water

Living Building Challenge – Petal of Energy

Permitting Our Water: Some Advice from ILFI

Greywater Garden Staircase Railings?

Indoor Kitchen Mulch Basin?

The Seed is Baba Yaga’s Hut…

An Inclined Mulch Basin

The Water Cycle of The Seed III?

Too-Much-Mulch-Basin-Filtered-Greywater

Brainstorm for the Too-Much-Mulch-Basin-Filtered-Greywater Conundrum

Potential Plants to Plant. Part One of Solving the Greywater Conundrum

…It’s an Indoor Leach Field! Part Two of Solving the Greywater Conundrum

Our Plants Need How Much Water? Special Feature: Bad Math

Mudroom/Greenhouse/Leach Field Thing Sketches

Further Conceptualizing This Greenhouse Thing

The Hydraloop

Prefabrication

Haus.me

Dvele

Ecocor

M.A.Di

Go Home

Onion Flats

Manta North

The BLOCK Project

Small Footprint

Barred Owl 

CLT Sustainable?

Pin Foundations

Crazy House Drawings, Round One

Looking for Land

A Lil’ About the Family Forest Carbon Program

An Odd Ode to Our Sample of CLT

Crazy House Drawings, Round Two

Going on a Trash Diet

Alabama’s Gulf State Park Interpretive Center

T-Shirts from Printful and Bella Canvas

Living Building Challenge – Petal of Place

Living Building Challenge – Materials Petal

Purple Paint

Large Problems

Mapping Trees

Mapping Trees II

Materials: A Quick Peek into the Insanity

William and Me under the Beech Tree

ACUTAL Trees in the Land of the Laurels

Prepping for Percolation

Healthy Living

Living Building Challenge

Kinzua Bridge

Beginning a Vegetable Garden

Gardening: Raising the Beds

Gardening: Planting Onions and Seeing Sprouts

Moss Walls, Biophilic Design

Sustainability is for the Rich

Gardening: Sasquatch Squash

…About This Book I Read…

The Bridge

Sally in Gulf Shores

Land of the Laurels. Part One.

Land of the Laurels. Part Two.

LBC – Petal of Health & Happiness

LBC – Petal of Equity

LBC – Petal of Beauty

Accessibility: Floor Plan III

Who Left This Tree Laying Here?

The Invasive Japanese Barberry

Declare Products That Aren’t Chairs!

© 2020 Sustaining Tree

© 2020 Sustaining Tree