Happy New Year 2019
Happy new year from snowy Missouri at the Seed Eco-Home:
We are glad to report that we will finally be publishing the OBI Building Book e-Book this May. Yes, way... Read more
Hydronic Stove System
The main house heating system in the Seed Eco Home is the Hydronic Stove - a wood burning stove with a water pipe heat exchanger. Hot water from the stove... Read more
Happy holidays from the Open Building Institute's Seed Eco-Home. This is what the finished product looks like after much hard work. This is our showcase model, and we will open... Read more
Seed Eco-Home v1.0 is Officially Finished
We are glad to announce that we have officially finished the Seed Eco-Home - v1.0. It was a long haul since the Seed Eco-Home workshop of November 2016 - of... Read more
Water, water, everywhere.
The Seed Eco-Home's off-grid utilities are coming along slowly but surely. Here is an update on the water catchment system.
The Seed Eco-Home 1 design relies... Read more
Printing Money Like the Fed
What does 3D printing have to do with construction? A lot. Using open source machines, we can grind bales of trash plastic, extrude 3D printing filament - and print building... Read more
Keeping you in the loop
Here's a quick run down of what is happening at the Open Building Institute:
We've been offering weekly webinars to those of you who selected that reward.... Read more
Happy New Year
Finishing Utilities: Towards the eBook
During our November Seed Eco-Home and Aquaponic Greenhouse build, we finished the building structures and some utilities. The utilities included PV installation +... Read more
Build Results of November 2016
We are glad to announce that the November build was a success. The highlights are:
- We built a 1400 square foot Seed Eco-Home in 5 days - at... Read more
Getting Ready for the Big Builds in November
Major excitement is building for the November builds. We worked out the structural engineering issues that we discussed in the last update. We have 50 people registered already for the... Read more
Preparing for Builds + Calling Out Structural Engineers
Here is an overview of our roadmap for the coming year.
On big item on our plate is structural engineering. Can any of you recommend a structural... Read more
Ladies and Gentlemen, thank you. The campaign reached its end and goal - with 145% funded. But that is not all. Many other precious resources came out of this campaign:... Read more
What Does 3D Printing Have To Do With Housing?
We think that 3D Printng has a lot to do with housing. That's why we are designing the world's first 3D Printer Construction Setas part of the Open Building... Read more
Thank you for all of your support, for making this Kickstarter campaign a great experience - and success! We were so moved by your generosity, encouragement, feedback, and... Read more
Quick correction here. I have posted about a referral incentive from kickbooster.me in a previous upadate - where I encouraged you to sign up to get a 10%... Read more
Success. And Civilization Starter Kit v0.1 is Coming
Great News. We have just succeeded - in what is now our second successfully funded Kickstarter project. We are on track to make affordable eco-housing widely accessible.
We've come... Read more
Nine Hundred Ninety Nine
We are at 999 backers right now - who will be #1000?
We are bringing open source, modular, incremental, eco-housing to the world. Please pass this on to... Read more
Kickstarter Day 15: Stellar!
Thank you - you have been stellar. And we are now at 65% of our goal - at 15 days - with 20 days to go. But we... Read more
24 Hour Report
Thanks for your support - and here's a personal message. Open Building Institute Kickstarter Progress vlog: Day 1. We are doing well, with the goal of 100 backers reached... Read more