City Repair: Portland Residents Create Community Through Green Building

An architect and corporate refugee, Mark Lakeman helped his neighbors build community using nothing more than mud and paint. Now, many other Portland, Oregon, neighborhoods are following suit.

Part of the solar design, the windows in this cob community building are reclaimed from the landfill, provided by the ReBuilding ­Center of Our United ­Villages in Portland.
Photo By Susan Seubert