The Build Guild


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The Build Guild

A collective of artists, builders and social visionaries joined me in the studio today to share some of the projects and culture. Informally known as “The Build Guild”,  Alonzo, Scout, and Nathan have constructed, among other things, a simple yet incredibly efficient and ultra-clean burning furnace called a “Rocket Stove Mass Heater”.

In a nutshell, here is how a Rocket Stove Mass Heater is built:

And here is an example of what one can look like installed:

rocket-mass-heater1Take a moment to visit Alonzo’s site on food & culture:


a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam

Every now and then, humanity is visited by someone that has a vision and a voice that transcends science, religion, politics and culture, making every human difference seem moot.  Carl Sagan was such a man. Every time I hear this, I am moved by something much larger than me; filled with

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