Dome Raising

I am so excited to announce that our geodesic dome struts, which form the triangle framework, are up!!! It looks awesome here!!! A few days before pouring the patio and greenhouse piers, Hardcore helped us move the extremely heavy riser walls and other prebuilt components from where we’ve been storing them in the cage to… Continue reading Dome Raising


Of all the utilities we need for living on our property, power was the biggest project and took the longest. We began moving dirt for our solar array August 12 after our Temporary Power plans were approved, and turned our power on December 21. We began by grading the pad for the solar array. We’re… Continue reading Power!

Septic System

Back when we were extending the main water line to our property and rented the mini-excavator, I asked the county’s Environmental Health Department if I could dig the hole for the septic tank. They were quite busy this summer and hadn’t approved or commented on my septic permit yet. They said, yes, we could dig… Continue reading Septic System

We Have Water!

We have running water! We have better pressure than this- the testing cone is restricting the flow, haha!

We have running water on our property now!

Mr. Famous

Jon was interviewed about our dome building adventure for an article in the New York Times and then a San Francisco TV station KRON!

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West-African-Inspired Peanut Stew

Many moons ago, the Army sent me to Ghana for three months (this is me getting on the plane to go home: While there, aside from doing Army things, I got a chance to explore a bit of the local cuisine. So when we were pondering our weekly menus recently, I suggested a groundnut… Continue reading West-African-Inspired Peanut Stew

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