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Saguache County Stories

Saguache County Stories

By Northern Saguache County Library District

Exploring the evolution and history of land and people in the Northern San Luis Valley.

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Finding Home Episode 3: A Strawbale Home: An Owner's Journey
Finding Home Episode 3: A Strawbale Home: An Owner's Journey
In this podcast interview Wade Lockhart shares his journey to the San Luis Valley and his process for completing his straw bale home. Wade— who first lived in a camper, then the garage he built—paid for his home as he built it. The process was at times stressful for the compounding fees imposed by the POA for building extensions, but in the end Wade finished his home build debt-free. This is the link to a slide presentation with images highlighting Wade’s home. Listen to his 15-minute podcast interview. For those who would like subtitles follow this YouTube link to see a captioned version of the podcast. Also keep up with the latest podcast episodes on Facebook. Have a story? Send an email to sag.county.stories@nsclibrarydistrict.org to schedule an interview.
14:46
November 18, 2022
Finding Home Episode 2: A Dream Home with a History
Finding Home Episode 2: A Dream Home with a History
In this podcast interview Richard Trotter shares his journey to Saguache and his desire to buy a house that became his forever home. Richard shares the history about the house reading from The Saguache County Museum publication Images Of The Past Volume IV —People, Places, Events, available at the Saguache Public Library  . This is the link to a few images highlighting Richard’s historic home. Listen to his 14-minute podcast interview. For those who would like subtitles follow this YouTube link to to see a captioned version of the podcast. Have a story? Send an email to sag.county.stories@nsclibrarydistrict.org to schedule an interview.
14:29
October 14, 2022
Finding Home Episode 1: Earthship Building: A New Model for Retirement
Finding Home Episode 1: Earthship Building: A New Model for Retirement
In this podcast interview Goldie Mariola shares her years-long journey to build an Earthship home in the Baca Grande subdivision outside of Crestone, CO. The process involved she and her partner working on building each summer for a number of years and paying for the home as it progressed. Now completed and fully paid for, Goldie’s home is regularly featured in the home tours for the Crestone Energy Fair, an event that highlights alternative building practices. This is the link to a few images highlighting Goldies’s building process. Listen to her 9-minute podcast interview. For those who would like subtitles follow this YouTube link to to see a captioned version of the podcast. Have a story? Send an email to sag.county.stories@nsclibrarydistrict.org to schedule an interview.
09:01
October 04, 2022