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A SPICY POSOLE OF ALL THINGS CANELO. NEWS OF THE CANELO PROJECT AND THE HANDCRAFTED BUILDING MOVEMENT; ATHENA AND BILL STEEN AND THE STEEN FAMILY; TALES AND IMAGERY FROM THE U.S./MEXICAN BORDER; DISPATCHES FROM INTERNATIONAL FRIENDS: LOCAL FOOD AND MUSIC; IDEAS AND PLANS FOR THE POST PETROLEUM AGE.

The Interns of Community Rebuild

Looking back at our project with Community Rebuilds, it’s obvious that the program would in now ways be the same without the interns. Each project has 8 that have been selected with an application process that involves a Skype interview. read more »

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Community Rebuilds – Moab, Utah

We’re back in Utah once again, this time in Moab. If you don’t know Moab this is red rock country. It’s where you find the reality of all those southwest photos of red rocks, great formations, arches, ancient wall arts, read more »

Posted by Bill at 5:53 pm in Buildings, Canelo, How-To, Southwest, Travel, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 9 Comments

Visiting Counter-Culture Icons, Lloyd Kahn and Lesley Creed

Lloyd Kahn is one in many million when it comes to the fascinating people we have met In the course of our lives.  Our friendship with him has been largely built around the books he publishes. His company, Shelter Publications, read more »

Posted by Bill at 6:28 pm in Buildings, Canelo, IPhoneography, Travel | 16 Comments

Spring, Summer, Etc.

I started this blog post back in early July, my thought was to write something that would catch up on our spring and early summer activities.  Well, here we are, almost Sept and I’m just posting it now.  I’ve had read more »

Posted by Bill at 2:33 pm in Art Projects, Arts, Buildings, Canelo, Grupo Danza Xunutzi, International, IPhoneography, Mexico, Rio Sonora, Southwest, Travel, Workshops | 13 Comments

Earth Floor – Diamond Mountain Buddhist Community

This past weekend I spent a day helping/teaching three young folks installing an earth floor in a 400 sf straw bale cottage belonging to 33 year old Nicole Davis.  Short of installing the kitchen cabinets and sink, this was the read more »

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