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Building Materials going "Brown"

There’s more to building materials than just wood, and Miguel Elliott is hoping to raise awareness of that with the debut of his documentary, “Earth Building: Adobe is Alive!” on Saturday, Feb. 12 at Boulevard Cinemas.

Using Natural Resources- Petaluma Argus

 

Using Natural Resources

This article appeared in the Petaluma Argus

 

Wizard of Earth article

The Press democrat did a story on me called the Wizard of Earth.   Here's a piece of it

It’s a 10-minute dance to turn this earthen mixture into building material — usually done to a background of Arabic music or Native American chants.

Living Earth Structures: The Adobe of the Future - Winter 2010

With the winter season in full effect, this has allowed me to hibernation time to work on a movie on natural building, appropriately called "Living Earth Structures: The Adobe of the Future" 

Here is the trailer:

Middle East Trip

For all my life, the ongoing conflict in the Middle East has always troubled me greatly, and I have always felt the urge to do my part to help restore sanity.  This Winter, I have been invited to come to Jerusalem to build cob ovens and benches in community gardens there.  There is a garden built over a bomb shelter where we will be building our first oven.  in addition to offering my own styles of natural building, I am hoping to learn some valuable techniques from them as well. 

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