Eric Fulks has been a carpenter, RVA parks worker and now wants to become a local sustainable house builder using material that most of us would toss. Eric is building a model home somewhere in the area but unfortunately the Style Weekly article references Forest Hill in the photo and Westover Hills in the body of the article.
From the Style Weekly article;
On Saturday, about 20 volunteers show up to help Fulks lay the foundation of the model house he’s building in the backyard of a friend’s Westover Hills residence.
The house, where Fulks plans to live, will be a 120-square-foot octagon made of earth-packed tires, reclaimed lumber, glass bottles and what he calls “industrial papier-mâché” — a combination of cement and shredded paper. It won’t need electric heating or cooling, he says. In an attached plastic-bottle greenhouse, Fulks intends to grow bananas and tropical fruit.
“The neighbors thought it was interesting,” he reports.