Callan Bentley is Associate Professor of Geology at Piedmont Virginia Community College in Charlottesville, Virginia. He is a Fellow of the Geological Society of America. For his work on this blog, the National Association of Geoscience Teachers recognized him with the James Shea Award. He has also won the Outstanding Faculty Award from the State Council on Higher Education in Virginia, and the Biggs Award for Excellence in Geoscience Teaching from the Geoscience Education Division of the Geological Society of America. In previous years, Callan served as a contributing editor at EARTH magazine, President of the Geological Society of Washington and President the Geo2YC division of NAGT.
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Is it a really good idea to carve your home into semi-lithified tuff? Seems like you would be doing a lot of dusting.
Well, I guess it’s pretty arid and these homes have been around awhile.
Advantage: it’s free (just a bit of labor).
Advantage: it’s cool in the summer, and well insulated in winter.
Disadvantage: it falls apart sometimes, to catastrophic effect.
I didn’t notice it being dusty.
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