Don Orkoskey's Blog

On Don Orkoskey's blog you'll find articles I've write mostly about design, photography, ecological issues, social issues, and warnings about terrible companies. Read at your own risk. For questions, comments, or complaints write to me via the contact page.
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Fall 2014 Straw Bale House Update

November 24, 2014: Pittsburgh photographer and designer provides his fall 2014 straw bale house update on the natural home he’s designing.
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Summer 2013 straw bale house building update

August 23, 2013: Pittsburgh photographer and designer Don Orkoskey provides a summer 2013 straw bale house building update, a periodic check in on the project.
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Straw Bale & Cob House An’at

January 19, 2013: Pittsburgh photographer and designer Don Orkoskey talks about his straw bale and cob house he plans to build near Pittsburgh.
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House update – Jan 2012

January 16, 2012: Don Orkoskey gives his periodic House update – Jan 2012. Don is building a natural home near Pittsburgh, PA.
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Latest House Ideas

December 13, 2011: Designer Don Orkoskey is building a natural home in Pittsburgh from straw bales. Here are his latest house ideas in the project.
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The Amazing Benefits of Wattle Fences

December 6, 2011: Don Orkoskey talks about the amazing benefits of wattle fences. Both sustainable, and beautiful these are truly incredible antient tech.
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Cob and Straw Bale Building in WV: Montani Semper Liberi

October 6, 2011: Designer Don Orkoskey talks about cob and straw bale building in WV where he visited one natural building and helped build another.
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Cob House Progress

September 6, 2011: A cob house progress report from photographer and designer Don Orkoskey who is planning a natural home build in Pittsburgh, PA.
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Pittsburgh Cob Home Building Update

August 16, 2011: Another Pittsburgh cob home building update from designer Don Orkoskey who is planning to build a natural home in Pittsburgh, PA.
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Designing a Low Cost Home

August 9, 2011: Pittsburgh designer Don Orkoskey talks about designing a low cost home. Don is planning to build a cob house in Pittsburgh, PA.
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Cob Building Missed-Adventures

July 21, 2011: Don Orkoskey details his cob building missed-adventures on his journey to meet more natural home builders in the Pittsburgh area.