Welcome to our blog! (Please pardon any glitches–much like our house, it is under construction.) We will be sharing our adventures in building our house. We’ll be using lots of natural and green building techniques: straw bale walls, natural and earthen plasters, local wood, rainwater catchment, and solar panels. But we’re not going totally off-grid. For us, we need the middle way: a footprint that is somewhere between a tiny house and a McMansion, a healthy compromise between hardcore homesteading and wasteful conventional construction, and an beautiful end result that bridges modern living and sustainability. Join us as we create a house that is just right for us–Team Bramber.