Building a House for MCS Book in Print

Last night I approved the proof of our book in print, and it is available on CreateSpace & Amazon! To purchase, go to the link and fill out your information, and they will send the book directly to you.

It is really fun seeing the book in print.

And OH–the house!!!  It has been such an unbelievable blessing for us. For the first time in many years–well, my whole life really, I have been able to breathe in fresh, clean air day and night for weeks and weeks.

A couple times I had clean air camping for a month or two, but for a number of reasons, we could not “sustain” this. One of the main reasons is that I was, unlike some people, very reactive to campfire smoke. This made otherwise-good campgrounds very difficult. Another reason is that my MCS was off the charts–I was just plain sicker from, & more sensitive to, more chemicals than most people with MCS. Without total control of a large area, such as our 6 1/2 acres with buffers (canyon, etc.), we ran into problems over & over again because of the severity of my MCS. A third reason is that with a special-needs child in the mix, it is impossible to pick up & move to a different state when something like wildfire smoke comes through or just to find good, warm places to camp.

Anyhow, the house is phenomenal. I was able to move in the day after Steve finished the plastering. The caulk affected me a little but nothing like living in town pollution affected me.

I am better than I have been in 8+ years, when I first succumbed to the mold in the mold house.

I hope our book will help others who are considering building think through the issues of a low-tox house and mold prevention.








Christa Upton  Black Hills Picture Books  Edgemont, SD  57735

About Christa Upton

I am a wife and mother of three children ages 11, 14, and 18. I used to be a stay-at-home mom (teaching piano & dance, volunteering, etc). From 2007 to 2010, I suffered accidental Toxic Injury (also called Multiple Chemical Sensitivity or MCS). MCS has had major impact on our family, but the forced time in bed has given me time to write. So far, I have published 4 children's books (2 in e-book format on Kindle, one in Print-on-Demand at CreateSpace, and one printed by a local printer). Sometimes I miss my old life, but I love writing for children!
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