Hempcrete is a natural building material. Energy-efficient, non-toxic and resistant to mold, insects and fire.

Hempcrete is a natural building material. Energy-efficient, non-toxic and resistant to mold, insects and fire.

Here's another inspiring earthbag construction for fans of natural homes out there!   The Shantikuthi Earthbag Spiral House is called such because its walls were built in a spiral pattern. Its roof also has a spiral garden where visitors can harvest seeds to bring home and plant in their own yard.  Learn more about it and view the slideshow of the building process on our site! :)

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Here's another inspiring earthbag construction for fans of natural homes out there! The Shantikuthi Earthbag Spiral House is called such because its walls were built in a spiral pattern. Its roof also has a spiral garden where visitors can harvest seeds to bring home and plant in their own yard. Learn more about it and view the slideshow of the building process on our site! :)

Is a simple straw bale kit home one way of driving down the costs of housing? Follow the story of one man's desire to make a prototype.

Is a simple straw bale kit home one way of driving down the costs of housing? Follow the story of one man's desire to make a prototype.

"before you take on building your project, start by sculpting yourself a model. You can use clay soil or purchase modelling clay...it doesn't matter. Your model will represent the thick walls of whatever system you are actually building with. Make sure your model represents some sort of scale...like 1/4" for each foot of the building. This is a passive solar cob house at Earthaven Ecovillage by Steveo Brodmerkel" www.kleiwerks.org

"before you take on building your project, start by sculpting yourself a model. You can use clay soil or purchase modelling clay...it doesn't matter. Your model will represent the thick walls of whatever system you are actually building with. Make sure your model represents some sort of scale...like 1/4" for each foot of the building. This is a passive solar cob house at Earthaven Ecovillage by Steveo Brodmerkel" www.kleiwerks.org

Earthen Floors, a book all about installing and living with earth-based floor systems, is due out April 1, 2014. The first of its kind dedicated solely to the art of making inexpensive, durable, and beautiful floors made mostly of sand, clay, and fiber. There are a host of books that touch upon the topic of floors, but few that delve very deeply into the nitty gritty details. This will be a welcome addition to the natural building library.

'Earthen Floors' by Sukita Reay Crimmel and James Thomson - Green Homes

Earthen Floors, a book all about installing and living with earth-based floor systems, is due out April 1, 2014. The first of its kind dedicated solely to the art of making inexpensive, durable, and beautiful floors made mostly of sand, clay, and fiber. There are a host of books that touch upon the topic of floors, but few that delve very deeply into the nitty gritty details. This will be a welcome addition to the natural building library.

Conheça as "Piscinas Orgânicas" que dispensam produtos químicos (além de serem…

Conheça as "Piscinas Orgânicas" que dispensam produtos químicos (além de serem lindíssimas!)

Conheça as "Piscinas Orgânicas" que dispensam produtos químicos (além de serem…

This is a bamboo classroom pod at the Green School [www.greenschool.org] in Bali. Its a place where kids are taught about their relationship with the earth that they depend on. The school is built from bamboo. Follow the picture to www.naturalhomes.org for video and more wonderful bamboo structures.

This is a bamboo classroom pod at the Green School [www.greenschool.org] in Bali. Its a place where kids are taught about their relationship with the earth that they depend on. The school is built from bamboo. Follow the picture to www.naturalhomes.org for video and more wonderful bamboo structures.

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