Tag Archives: ecological masonry

Veggie Garden front

Green Stonemasonry – A Low-Impact Approach to Stone Wall Construction

How does one incorporate green building techniques when it comes to building stone walls? That is an interesting question – the answer to which is riddled with many twists and turns based on what you are building, what materials are being used and how it is put together. It is a question I have delved [...]

Stone Houses in the Caribbean – My Trip to Moonhole Peninsula

Stone Houses in the Caribbean – My Trip to Moonhole Peninsula

Sometimes a photograph can open up a whole chapter in your life.  After seeing this image to the right in a magazine, my wife and I became obsessed with these mysterious stone houses built inside of a hole in a cliff.  Who built them?  And why did they seem so abandoned?  It took a bit [...]

Building Green With Stone

Building Green With Stone

This is an exciting time to be involved in construction.  There is a widening acceptance of ecologically-minded practices among the American public, and a growing number of builders and architects are promoting and taking pride in their adherence to the philosophy of Green or Sustainable Construction. But  how does stone fit into this equation? There [...]


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