Monolithic Dome Houses, Safe, Warm, Quiet and Dry

Monolithic Dome Houses, Safe, Warm, Quiet and Dry

Once the concrete has cured and the exterior has been treated to protect the airform, a monolithic dome can be expected to last for hundreds of years with very little maintenance. Moreover, this structure easily survives hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires, bullets and bunker-penetrating missiles. That’s not a joke. When the US was still on good terms with Saddam Hussein, the Monolithic people built 28 monolithic domes in Iraq, 27 being for grain storage and one for a mosque. A missile punched through tha dome with a 5,000 pound warhead. It exploded inside the dome but left the dome structurally sound. It needs massive repair but it won’t be falling down. Read More

Red Tail Ridge–A Natural Horsemanship Farm

Red Tail Ridge–A Natural Horsemanship Farm

You might call Lee Ann Lutz a horse whisperer, but she considers herself a horse listener. She’s learned to communicate subtly with horses, using their herd instincts and sensory systems. This is neither hypnosis nor simple conditioning of responses but a live, direct communication with an intelligent creature in alignment with its natural inclinations. The result is a surprisingly inspiring interplay between radically different minds — that of a predator and a prey animal.

Lee Ann’s passion for horses goes back as far as she can remember. As a child in Bluff Park, Alabama, just outside Birmingham, She rode horses through the woods as far as the state highway and back, several miles alone at age 10, day after day. Read More

Aikido Training at Red Tail Ridge

Aikido Training at Red Tail Ridge

I teach aikido with a method called Zero Degree™, applying Moshe Feldenkrais’ neuro-muscular education concepts to the aikido I learned with Minoru Mochizuki in the early 1990s. Zero Degree highlights and wakens the universal human reflexes behind the natural but seemingly complex movements of aikido, judo, karate, jujutsu and Japanese sword. Mochizuki sensei taught all these arts more or less together at his yoseikan dojo with a natural, relaxed bearing that could switch among arts without having to change his basic self organization. Through the natural human functions of standing and walking, Zero Degree presents the roots of all martial arts and the keys to cultivating each.
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Energy Garden: a Children’s Field Trip Destination

Energy Garden: a Children’s Field Trip Destination

Energy Garden North View The Energy Garden is designed as a destination for K-12 field trips. Featuring domes, solar panels, wind turbines, geothermal water and air conditioning and an aquaponic system in a natural setting, the Energy Garden will teach the real nature of energy and sustainable living. While an actual residence would not need all these… Read More