Clarkson's Peak Moment TV to continue visit with natural urban builder Feb. 24-25
Friday, February 21, 2014 - 6:04 am

POTSDAM – Peak Moment TV, WCKN-TV, Time Warner Digital Channel 30, will feature host Janaia Donaldson continuing her visit with Lydia Coleman, natural urban builder.

The shows will air Feb. 24-25 at 7 p.m. as they tour Doleman’s remodeled Portland house.

The craftsman-style bungalow looks normal on the outside, but the surprise is on the inside: straw bales inside the framing provide super insulation.

Doleman designed this 800-square-foot small-footprint house to last centuries, with its metal roof and strong foundation.

She used reclaimed lumber and recycled materials extensively. Hot water pipes warm the earthen floors and replace energy-intensive concrete.

The day-to-day energy usage is low impact with the composting toilet, vegetative roof and rainwater catchment, LED lighting, and solar hot water.

Learn more about Natural Building for Urban Living at

Peak Moment TV programs are available at in both video and audio format.

More than 80 Peak Moment TV shows are available on DVDs, which can be borrowed from the Potsdam Public Library, 2 Park St.