Category Archives: The Seed Building

Southern Exposure has finally outgrown the space in our large collective house where it has lived for the last dozen years. We are now embarking on a grand project to build it a new sustainable showcase headquarters that, both in the process of building it and in the finished building, manifest strongly the values that we stand for: preserving our cultural heritage, promoting a safe, organic world, and spreading skills essential to sustainability and self-sufficiency.

SESE co-manager presenting at the Mother Earth News Fair in Albany, OR

For you self-sufficiency enthusiasts out there, you may be interested in my presentation using the recently constructed SESE seed office as a case study for DIY green and natural building at the Mother Earth News Fair in Albany, OR. ¬†Hope … Continue reading

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We’ve moved! (300 feet)

We’ve been building a new office on our farm for the past couple of years. It has timber framing, a radiant floor, super-insulated blown-in cellulose walls, large south-facing windows, wide eaves to make it cool in summer, a loading dock, … Continue reading

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Timber Framing: The Old with the New

The structural core of the new SESE headquarters is a timber framed skeleton.¬† Timber framing is the traditional method for building in wood, only being replaced by modern stick framing in the early 1800′s when the development of industry made … Continue reading

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