Nifty Homestead – January, 2012

Pioneering Whole Tree Architect Roald Gundersen Of Whole Trees Architecture And Structures

“Milled wood comes from British Columbia and Indonesia, but who in Iowa doesn’t have standing dead elm on their farm? For a lot of local farmers, woods are a non-profit part of the farm.” Young growth forestry offers builders an affordable, local alternative to expensive, far-away materials. “In the future, if people do start using this material more and in a much bigger way, there can also be this whole economy that doesn’t now exist in each local community...”

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