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Sustainable Building, Fiber Arts, Llamas & Llama Treks
Projects by Marlice Van Zandt and Michael Shealy

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Tire Construction

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The tire-house (generic "Earthship") can be a very practical method of building a bermed, passive-solar residence, using mostly renewable and free building materials that draw little from the Earth's energy resources...

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Llamas & Llama Trekking

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We started in llamas 1986, when Marlice used her home improvement (new kitchen) loan to buy a young male llama. The idea being to improve the weight-carried to fun ratio in our favorite pass-time; back-packing. We never for a moment have been sorry...

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Fiber Arts

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Creating hand-felted items from llama fibers is a fun do-it-yourself project for all skill levels! Learn how to custom design warm, fashionable clothing, or make truly unique and creative gifts..

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Testimony

images "Mike was the [designer] who helped us design our "ship", patiently taking our crazy ideas and turning them into the 9 pages of plans that got us our building permit!"

by: Tony S., Home Owner/Builder

About Michael Shealy

   As an Architectural Designer, Michael provides residential designs using hybridized practical building techniques. These methods are beneficial to the Earth and the end user, employing used tires that are a highly durable, easily obtainable/free building material that removes problem waste from the eco-cycle.