This morning's Ithaca Journal brings a story of a house on German Cross Road being built of timber, clay, and straw. The foot-thick walls are as insulated as walls using typical 6-inch fiberglass batts. The materials are all local, and the design is old, as "half-timbered houses from the 12th century still exist in Europe." They'll be having another work party July 17th and 18th.
The Journal also runs a piece collecting local opinions of Fahrenheit 9/11. Joan Stock of Dryden is among the people quoted, saying "Although I haven't seen his latest film, 'Fahrenheit 9/11,' I have seen his other productions. They are humorous, I give him that. But he mixes fact and fiction with what he, in his reality, believes to be true."Posted by simon at July 13, 2004 8:17 AM in Ithaca Journal , construction , politics (national)