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.
Art, Humor, and Community
February 16, 2022: Pittsburgh photographer, artist, and designer Don Orkoskey shares some thoughts on art, humor, and community as well as personal responsibility.
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.
Experimental Permaculture: Steep Slope Stabalization
June 23, 2013: Pittsburgh photographer and designer Don Orkoskey reports on his experimental permaculture project: steep slope stabilization in Pittsburgh.
Western PA Permaculture Crop List
March 6, 2013: Pittsburgh photographer and designer talks about the plants that will be a part of his property in his western PA permaculture crop list.
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.
Certified Permaculture Designer
May 12, 2012: Pittsburgh photographer and designer is now a certified permaculture designer after passing his PDC through Phipps Conservatory.
Laundry Hamper Design
December 17, 2011: Designer Don Orkoskey has created a better laundry hamper that provides a space for not quite yet dirty enough to wash clothes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.