Green the Lean

They say, “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery” — but what about gentle mocking, does that count? I think so! And thanks to my friend Anthony I can now say, I’m being mocked, in a good way. Today he posted to his satirical blog a post entitled, “Green the Lean,” which made me laugh out loud, read it to my whole office, and need to post it here — the full text is below. I still take the yurt just as seriously as ever though!


According to wikipedia “a Lean-to is a free standing structure of three walls and a sloping roof with an open side sheltered away from the prevailing winds and rains. Often it is a rough structure made of logs or unfinished wood and used as a camping shelter.”
I constructed my first lean-to when I was 13 years old. I was on my vision quest under the tuteledge of my Shaman guru Archduke Francesco Frederique. It was nightfall and I was about an hour due east of Puerto de Luna, New Mexico and the desert winds began to kick up…. I needed shelter. Remembering the words of Frederique and summoning all of the might of my newly found power animal I began to gather brush and construct the first of many many lean-tos that vision quest.
That night I built more than a three walled shelter made of unfinished logs and wood, I built what I would later realize was the foundation of a movement…
Though everyone knows that Lean-tos are adequate structures for protecting one from the elements, many people fail to see the environmental damage they wreck on our planet. My project is to build the world’s first self sustainable lean-to or “green lean” as I like to call it. It is my hope that with this project I can kick off a revolution that will shake up the long stagnant self-constructed three walled hut industry for the better. But I cannot do it alone, I need your help and support. In the coming months I will track my progress as well as the pitfalls of taking such action but I am confident in the end we can all “GREEN the LEAN!”and in turn make the world a better, greener, healthier, 3 walled place.

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