Adam Fisher lives and writes from a houseboat anchored in a cove in the San Francisco Bay. He's never wanted to live anywhere else- until he visited the Kavner residence located in the middle of a private nature preserve between Big Sur and Carmel-by-the-Sea, California. "It's halfway between Henry Miller's library and Clint Eastwood's restaurant," Fisher says. "There isn't a better location in the world than that."

PISE Does It
From an ecological perspective, pneumatically impacted stabilized earth (PISE) is a nearly perfect building material.