Your hosts at greenhomebuilding.com are Kelly and Rosana Hart. We are happy to be able to provide you with the wide range of information related to sustainable architecture and natural building available at this site. As an example of natural building, the image at the top is of the earthbag house that served as our home in Southern Colorado for many years. A description of how we built it, with many pictures, can be found in the natural building section, under earthbag building, or you can click here.
Kelly has had a lifelong interest in building and has worked in construction professionally. Together, Kelly and Rosana operate Hartworks LLC, which produces video programs and publishes books and markets them. Our website www.hartworks.com describes many of the books and DVDs that we sell. One DVD that we produced is titled "A Sampler of Alternative Homes: Approaching Sustainable Architecture", which profiles numerous natural building methods and tours many homes and interviews the builders or owners. This program, along with one about building our house, called "Building with Bags" is available here at the Store
Kelly also hosts several other websites. Visit www.dreamgreenhomes.com to see a wide range of ecological home plans for sale. www.earthbagbuilding.com explores in depth the many possibilities for building with earthbags. www.naturalbuildingblog.com features regular blog posts all about natural building and sustainable architecture. www.sunvee.com describes a solar electric vehicle that Kelly built and drove around his community for many years.
We raised llamas and conducted hikes with the llamas on our 70 acre ranch near Ashland, Oregon in the 1970's. While there Rosana wrote two books: Living with Llamas: Tales from Juniper Ridge and Llamas for Love and Money. Recently Rosana launched another website to help preserve the legacy of her father who wrote science fiction under the pen name of Cordwainer Smith.