Brainstorming: New outbuildings for Better Farm

Cowgirl trailer featured on We Can Do It! Facebook page.
We are growing! The overwhelming success of Better Farm's sustainability internship program and betterArts residencies has left us short on space during most of the year. Instead of packing more people into the main house, we're looking outward; at new, unusual dwelling units that will provide a private space for future interns and artists to call home during their stays at Better Farm. Here are a few ideas we love...

No brainer. Teepee photo from
Straw bale cottage, as featured on Tiny House Blog.
Houseboat photo from Christina Fallin Travel and Style.

Okay, unrealistic. And slightly tacky. But quite a conversation piece.

A real-life gingerbread house!
Interior design for proposed intern barracks.
Seattle treehouse featured on

Small, portable, DIY sleepspace.
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Nicole Caldwell

Nicole Caldwell is a self-taught environmentalist, green-living savant and sustainability educator with more than a decade of professional writing experience. She is also the co-founder of Better Farm and president of betterArts. Nicole’s work has been featured in Mother Earth News, Reader’s Digest, Time Out New York, and many other publications. Her first book, Better: The Everyday Art of Sustainable Living, is due out this July through New Society Publishers.