Once we had our well dug, we began constructing a 9-meter/30-foot high water tower using locally harvested teak poles to get some gravity-fed water. This turned out to be fairly challenging because each of those four upright 10-meter teak poles weigh a ton and the only cranes we had access to were birds and they didn’t […]Read more "Water tower"
Over 14 lovely hectares (~35 acres) of pristine and fertile farmland with a seasonal creek (with seasonal fish) passing through the center, in a quiet and undeveloped part of town on the outskirts of Villarreal about 3 kilometers (2 miles) from the beach town of Tamarindo, one of Costa Rica’s prime tourist locations. Where our private […]Read more "The community site"
Earthen structure we built in Round Valley, California within the Mendocino National Forest just before moving to Costa Rica on the winter solstice of 2012. Walking around the structure clockwise… The six round windows below are openable porthole windows. Other than the skylight and porthole windows, the rest of the windows are made of art glass and are fixed […]Read more "2012 Mud Hut"
This is your very first post. Click the Edit link to modify or delete it, or start a new post. If you like, use this post to tell readers why you started this blog and what you plan to do with it. Happy blogging!Read more "Happy π (Pi)-day everyone! Welcome to “La Villa de Arcilla” (“The Village of Clay”), a blog about the creation of a village in Costa Rica where the unique and sculptural dwellings are built primarily of earth."