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Nature-Architecture Greenhouses, Sunrooms, Microhomes, Treehouses, Retreat Yurts

Homesteading in "The American Alps" (the fair eco-tour nickname of our majestic Cascade Mountains foothills topping world-famous, fertile-soil, riversilt Skagit Valley -- in the Pacific Northwest of the U.S.), a small-sized but absolutely expertise-precious personal "wildcraft" foundership in the mountains is where Robert Cinque -- with some help from "a select few" -- designs and builds beautiful, affordable and comfortable tiny homes, Nature-retreat tree-houses, transportable natural-timber cupola and uniquely organic, forest-material constructed, pure-Nature, nest-egg comfort microhomes.

Beautiful!...Affordable!... And -- portable!

This is how Robert desribes his Nature-microhomes architecting, artisan-craft foundership: -- "Our ancestors knew how to build. At Organic Shelter, we study them and follow their example. They knew about First Principles, and the way energy moves through systems. They built structures that were based on organic patterns. They built yurts, the circular arch. "Arch-" is the root of "ARCH-itecture." The arch is the strongest unit in Nature. That's because an arch is a part of a circle and transfers energy and weight very well. It's why an eggshell is so strong and the Golden Gate bridge can hold millions of tons hundreds of feet in the air."

We use these principles at Organic Shelter. Our yurts are hexagons, octagons, facets of a circle. The water molecule is a hexagon. We have found that everything works better in a circle. (Birds and bees have already figured this out!...)

We also like building our components as modular, and then assembling them onsite. It's efficient and cost-effective, and we can do it under controlled conditions that maximize our options. We pass all achieved savings onto our customers. Superior design means superior process and logistics. We hate wasting time, materials or energy. Our goal is to build the most beautiful, affordable, strongest, practical homes on Earth!"

Some Unavoidable "Birdnesting" Expertise:

Within the few recent decades, Robert Cinque has custom-designed, built and installed wood-art at local landmarks like the Cascadian Farm Organic Fruitstand in Rockport (WA), the Birdsview Brewery at the foot of “The American Alps” in the Pacific Northwest’s Skagit Valley, as well as numerous private-property based Nature-art install locations. He has worked with Pacific-Northwest visionary architect and organic designer Sunray Kelley for over 20 years on many Nature-beautiful projects. Together, they formed "Radiant Homes," and both are actively engaged in continuing to develop what Robert once coined: "The Living Home" (the "Bioshelter" -- the "no-mortgage, no-permit, food-and-energy generating home"). Their work has been featured on National Geographic, MTV, the DYI Channel, Better Homes and Gardens, and it represents "the Greening of Architecture" -- a movement Robert considers to be "the most important and now prominantly looming future-trend in home design since the Industrial Revolution." The main part of Robert's "tiny-homes" design and physical implementation work takes place in the true-"wild-West" Skagit County (State of Washington, Pacific Northwest USA), which is located South of the US-Canada border (i.e., on the US side, about 1-2 hours South of Vancouver, Province of British Columbia, Southwestern CANADA), but he would also consider the occasional "remote"-travel install invitation, if helpful to the end result.

This is a picture of one of the several existent and fully replicable, very affordable cupola living-roof kits Robert can potentially be asked to custom-craft (either with or without design-spec' input from a potential buyer), and then either personally help install on location or just pack and ship to any desired nature-setting destination!... (This kit can be customized to fully support a "living roof," if desired. It can serve as the roof of a self-made, maximally inexpensive "mud"-walls structure, or else -- cover anything from a "super-fancy"-looking exposed wood tree-house to a "gypsy"-wagon micro-home "on wheels"!... "THINK ABOUT IT"!...)

And this is a photo of one of the natural-living, "tree-house"-style, fully portable "tiny homes" Robert built, installed in a private-property natural setting, and then helped present and offer for the purpose of non-negligible personal income generation -- by offering lodging to AirBnB nature-exploring guests, on the rural-residential premises of a long-term friend and periodic tree-house building colleague. (Please note that this absolute treasure of a natural habitat comes replete with an impressive-size, maximally energy-efficient "downdrafter" wood stove, a claw-foot bathtub, a two-part kitchen sink, a gas stove including an oven, a utility-size kitchen top for daily food preparation and, of course, not merely ONE, but TWO levels of comfortable sleeping beds potentially able to lodge a family of 3-4 persons for the night!...)

Robert also loves making high-efficiency wood stoves of the incredibly BTU-endowed "downdrafter" type! This is one of the prototypes he is fully able to replicate and produce on custom order, with varying effects on "price." A "downdrafter" wood stove like the one Robert calls "the Rocket," for example, actually saves roughly 50% of your wood costs and troubles (i.e., "doubles the woodpile overnight"), by extracting over 90% of the BTUs, a claim impossible to make for ordinary stoves because their flues are "so-o-o short"!... The flue length is over 15' before it leaves the room! 700 degrees F on the surface, 65-90 at exit. The surface area is huge for such a small stove. That's one reason why it's so effective. The other, main reason, is because when fire goes down and through the horizontal, it gives out a good high heat. A "downdrafter" stove of this type also usually has two convenient cooking surfaces. Plus -- the emissions from a "downdrafter" are very negligible (as is the creosote build-up) because the temperatures it burns at are so high!... "Rocket"-type "downdrafter" stoves just don't produce much, if any, creosote -- the result of hot, unburned gasses hitting cold surfaces. Their efficiency is the result of an almost complete burn, because the secondary chamber is very long and combusts what is left over from the primary. In a recent interview, Robert remarked: "I have been heating with wood for 40 years and have never seen any stove even come close to this. Most stoves put 70-90% of their BTU output up the chimney, the MiniRocket reverses those figures, at the very least!..." -- SEE, the following short videoclip, briefly explaining the basic heat-exchange principle involved here:

(PLEASE NOTE: If you are interested in the Mini-Rocket Downdrafter, for example, you would only have to make four gradual installment payments of $250 each, which in our day and age is quite reasonable, considering also the added blessing that this "mini" outperforms stoves twice its size that cost over $3K!...)

Well-Nested Contemplation Also Bears Excellent Literary Fruit!...

Several "e-book"-form collections of Robert Cinque’s strong, profound and fearlessly "opinionated" identity-retracing and "true-grit"-affirming essays can be downloaded from the lower portion of this web-page. About these (spiritually, "esoterically" -- sharp!) writings bursting out of the Center of his Soul, Robert says: "These essays are about dungeons of mind, suffering, the root of suffering, true sanctuary, and obligation to live intimately with That Which Is Alive As All Things. My essays are painful, bloody and hard-hitting. They are designed to destroy what's false and cultivate what's real. They are not merely my opinions or philosophy; they are field reports from the underground where the Lie was deconstructed. They are wrecking balls, cosmic insults to vanity and arrogance, bulldozers and firebombs that burn out the tangled underbrush. They water the seeds of life buried under mountains and centuries of false beliefs, inherited 'culture' and religions (including science) masquerading as 'truth.' Idols are routinely lampooned and sacred cows turned into hamburger. I really don't mean to offend any one personally. I'm not after them. I'm after the beliefs that are harming them: the Big Lie, the belief in 'separation' from Love and Truth that strangles the heart and creates terrible, unbearable suffering.

"I like to design, invent, discover, reveal, publish!...Truth is a Liberator, not a commodity. That's why I don't imagine it's for sale. A truth that was either given away by you or stolen from you was freely received, and it should be freely returned. When you find someone's wallet, you don't charge him for returning it, do you? This is the way I feel about the truth I have discovered. It's not mine, it's not for sale, it's shining on every one equally. Whether we open to it or not is always our free choice. You can't open a lemonade stand in a concentration camp, because the Sacred has been buried, taken hostage. And, you can't help any one by taking their problem seriously. It's a fake problem, based on an error. Correcting the error is what's effective. That's what I attempt in my essays: correcting spiritual error. It sounds presumptuous and bigoted, I know. So, just see for yourself if the razor-sharp distinctions I make are accurate, or not.

If people are moved to construct, for example, this direct-grassroots, "human-to-human" SmallCrop collaboration platform (which, in turn, announces me and my work), I welcome and promote that! The difference between me and a salesman is this: -- I have gifts to give. I can't sell my work -- I offer it as free radical argument and support, both destruction and cultivation: the fire burns away the husk of the seed; the water brings it to life!..."

(Robert Cinque)

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