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I have 14 years experience building and remodeling as a sustainable contractor in Durango, CO.  I’ve built and remodeled many sustainable homes to include:

  • Straw bale construction
  • Earthbag homes
  • Earthship homes
  • Papercrete homes
  • Adobe homes
  • Eco friendly conventional homes
  • Passive solar houses
  • And more!

About one year ago, I started to work part-time on the How 2 Build Green podcast on itunes and this website!  And now my family and I’ve recently moved to Crestone, CO where I’m working full time on How 2 Build Green.

What’s next!  We have bought 6 acres and will be building a sustainable house, and it’s off grid.  We are a family of four.  We are documenting every step and giving it to you!  Everything from purchasing the land, to building the house, to actual expense reports from the construction.  This will be a real life case study of sustainable house design and construction on our new off grid homestead adventure!

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“We were hoping to approach net zero energy consumption with our new home, but thanks to Adam’s knowledge of passive solar design, we achieve net zero each year comfortably. Our knowledge of the building process was limited, to put it mildly, but Adam walked us through the million decisions we had to make with good humor, pointing out ways to make our home as green as possible within our limited budget. Our new home is beautiful and fits us to a T.”

-Bill Baker and Deb Paulson

“On time and under budget! Adam was efficient, well organized and possessed excellent communication skills. The end result was a quality product that we are proud to call home”. Thank you!

-Mike and Alison Zarlingo

“Adam Fries was a wonderful to work with. He was always professional and very thorough about all the necessary details. I recommend him highly”.

-Janet E. Kastner

“We gave Adam a home­drawn floorplan, and one and a half years after moving in, the home exceeds all of our expectations for comfort, beauty, and energy efficiency. Adam kept us on budget and on schedule”.

-Kathryn and Richard Fulton


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