The Cabin Dwellers

I was graciously invited to explore the home of The Cabin Dweller’s Textbook folks in the mountains of southern California. I was curious about the nuts and bolts of the mechanical systems at the cabin, particularly after a conversation I had in Detroit with civil engineer Chuck Marohn. It boiled down to a simple question. What’s really … Continue reading The Cabin Dwellers

Chaotic, But Smart

Americans are used to a development pattern that’s orderly, but bumb and expensive. It wasn’t always like this. But over the last few generations we’ve become used to installing a huge amount of very expensive public infrastructure first, then slowly building some skimpy private structures on that chassis. Then, because people fear density, traffic congestion, lower … Continue reading Chaotic, But Smart