The Cheap-Ass Curmudgeon Website

Book Reviews

Tiny House website:
Review by Michael Janzen.  His site is focused on living lighter and smaller.
"...I must admit it was an entertaining read. More importantly I got a good look at
an entirely different way of building an adobe house that breaks all the rules."
Simple Green Living:  
Review by Rosana Hart of Hartworks, Inc.  Kelly and Rosana "Zana" have a large web presence focusing on sustainable architecture and natural building methods.
"It will motivate you even if you already are excited about natural building.
And it will give you enough information to pile up the dirt with his special method."
Green Home Living  
Review by Kelly Hart, Green Home Building. This site offers a wide range of information related to sustainable architecture and natural building.
"What this curmudgeon advocates appears to work pretty well
and could eliminate much of the conventional labor..." 


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 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 building residential houses the conventional way - in the shape of a box, as most builders do. Then he discoverd another way of building and another way of being. He found soething deep inside himself he never knew was there - his inner curmudgeon, just itching to come out and play. He has lead workshops on many unconventional building tchniques and artistic methods.
wing roof He has built with every imaginable building material, 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