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  • Jeff Nelder

    Guys, we can do this one!

  • Angela Cross

    It's very easy to lose the details in dreaming of the big picture ~ a world in which dwellings are conceived out of the conflict ridden context in which they are currently built. While waiting to build my earth ship home, I suppose I can weather proof.

    Actually, I'm currently living in a hand built cabin in Patagonia - meaning that the idea of weather proofing is wearing a jacket :) (and adobe, but this cabin isn't finished yet)

    Maybe a caulk gun is sexy :)

  • John W

    I'm part of a non-profit org in Waltham, MA called WATCH, and they organize barnraisings (weatherizations) in the city for low-income households about 5 times/year. It's great, and I had my place done and found a 50% reduction in heating costs! They're easy to do yourself, and it can also be fun to get a group together to do it as well.

  • graceadams830

    I lucked out last summer--got calking and weatherstripping free, had to pay a little over $3,000 for insulation. My apartment is much cozier this winter than it was last winter, almost too warm.

  • Lynn Meer

    Look, we have to stop this "low income" nonsense. We're ALL low income now, and presumably saving energy saves energy for ALL of us. It just should be a flat out national priority to weatherize every human dwelling place. PERIOD. That would have further reaching effects than making people hop through hoops to weatherize properties in which they are not invested. remember the concept of ownership? Not just of the physical property but the part of the project that says we own the results, all of us together...

    • graceadams830

      Save our farms from global warming--cutting down on the energy to heat homes in the winter cuts down on summer heat and drought out on the farms.