I recently got into this whole permaculture thing a year ago. After completing a season at an organic farm, my next step was to learn earth building. I had emailed Mike and set up to visit him this summer.
He was so polite and encouraging; my fiance and I were so excited to get to spend some time there. I hope all his family is doing well.
Mike will be missed, but his dedication to alternative living and his legacy will live on.
Thank you all for the wonderful resources and information you provide.