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The Heart of the Matter

It is vain to do with more what can be done with less.
-William of Occam

Cheap-Ass Curmudgeon Books are about keeping it simple. They’re about inspiring a fresh and creative approach to living and building. They’re about giving up of established ways of thinking to make room for new ideas.

When reading any Cheap-Ass Curmudgeon book you will be asked to set aside many of your preconceived ideas—to look at things from a fresh perspective—to let go of words like best, most, and biggest and exchange them for words like simple, sufficient, and adequate.

Cheap-Ass Curmudgeon books™ don’t talk about how to make more money in less time, retire a millionaire, or how to build a 6,000 square foot mansion. There are plenty of books out there on those subjects if that’s what you’re after.

What they do talk about is living IN a work of art and living AS a work of art. A way of living that will allow you to live a life that most would envy. No matter how much money you make...or don’t make. Whether you’re 18 or 88, you can live a better, greener, more sustainable, and art-filled life.

So if you’re looking for freedom—freedom from the monotony of life, freedom from living in just another ho-hum house—you’ve come to the right place. That’s what Cheap-Ass Curmudgeon Books are all about.

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to building by hand,
with adobe, papercrete,
and more in

The No-Nonsense Alternative to Alternative Building.
Quit being a blockhead
End all the prep work before it starts with the NEW SLPP System
No waiting for blocks to cure
No hauling blocks from here to there and back again
Make your blocks and build with them the SAME DAY!

About the Author: The Cheap-Ass Curmudgeon began his career in the construction world buiding residential houses the conventional wayin the shape of a box, as most builders do. Then he discovered another way of building and another way of being. He found something deep inside himself he never knew was therehis inner Curmudgeonjust itching to come out and play. He has led workshops on many unconventional building techniques and artistic methods.He has built with every imaginable building material,
wing roof including but not limited to: adobe (dirt), straw bales, tires, rocks, firewood, cobb (more dirt), papercrete, concrete, old lumber, pallets, cans, broken pottery, bottles, wheels, metal grates, trash, trash cans, rubble, trees, mirrors, stumps, tin, metal can lids, soda bottle caps, fiber-plaster, railroad ties, old chain-link fencing, jars, marbles, cream cans, and even old refrigerators.
Villa Luna Rica