This section has two separate focuses. One where the occupant shares his/her experience with building a variety of homes such as ram earth, straw bail, log, underground concrete or conventional construction. The other offers important specific information on buying or building in the high mountain environment. This section identifies key housing choices in design, construction and site location that either create an infinite number of pitfalls or advantages. Here knowledge makes all the difference. Video and articles on both topics are not only entertaining to a future mountain home buyer, but offer unique and hard to find information as well.
I’ve always been fascinated with the grandeur of the mountain regions and vacationed there much of my youth. I figured out early in life that’s where I wanted to be. But what I didn’t understand was, what it would take to survive and work at 10,000 feet. Look into this unique lifestyle by following the stories of those who have.
It’s one thing to have a deep passion for mountain life, it is another thing to be able to express that. But that’s what artists do. They offer another paradime that emits feelings about their Rocky Mountain lives. Follow and enjoy the works of authors, visual artists and musicians for an emotional journey through the Rocky Mountains.
The most important part of the mountains is playing here. I’ve got so many crazy stories that will probably never be heard and I think others do to. One story shared in this section is were I took a 9-day ski safari to Aspen, Alta, Sun Valley and Steamboat Springs and the entire trip cost only $32. Anyone else have an interesting story? If so share it. This section is dedicated to locals telling their stories to the world.
Looking for locally made products? Mountain Merchant makes available the products of mountain artists, filmmakers, musicians, authors and craftsman to the world. Find a truly unique work and support the local arts.