Sunday, January 3, 2010

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Cody Lundin's semi-underground house

Survival guru Cody Lundin's groovy handbuilt digs was designed with a grid of rebar, burlap and chickenwire and building fence and then sprayed with pigmented concrete slush. Basically it's a modern-day self-cooling cave in the Arizona desert!
If you're not familiar with Cody's work (When All Hell Breaks Loose, 98.6 Degrees: The Art of Keeping Your Ass Alive), visit his website at

Possum Living in vogue again

In 1978 a semi-literate 18-year-old became a literary sensation when she published 'Possum Living', a guide to living on the cheap. This documentary follows her lifestyle and the ensuing public interest in her hillbilly, low-cost lifestyle. Her story had an interesting ending - she went to college and became a NASA scientist! With the rise in interest in frugal living, Possum Living is a charming and mildly eccentric glimpse of doing things differently.

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