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Esta es una de las muchas casas castreñas de Felin Uchaf en Gales, donde se encuentran los restos de más de 1.000 castros de la Edad de Hierro, cada uno de ellos incluye varias casas circulares similares. Los celtas construyeron sus casas con los materiales naturales disponibles. Las casas castreñas de Felin Uchaf se construyen de la misma manera, utilizando solamente materiales naturales disponibles en la zona o tierras cercanas. www.naturalhomes.org/es/

Wattle and daub is one of the oldest building techniques dating back to the Bronze Age and beyond. Wattling is a way to build walls by weaving long flexible sticks in and out of upright posts. Hazel, which is pliable and grows naturally long, is a good sp

cob hot tub DIY. OMYGOSHNESS!!!!!! I must build one when I build my house from cob!!!

cob hot tub DIY I WILL have a hot tub one day and it WILL not be an ugly plastic abomination.


Eco-homes from the earth. 7 ways to DIY (cordwood building pictured) I want to build something like this. maybe a much smaller kids play house?

Amazing freeform cob house - Quiero Barro

Cob (earth) Home building is the one of the most sustainable ways of building.if the natural resources to build with it is within your surroundings :)


Four Nigeria-based and girls Duro-Aina Adebola, Akindele Abiola, Faleke Oluwatoyin and Bello Eniola created a urine-powered.



Confined Earthbag Building - This is a good method for those who need to meet building code and for areas that are vulnerable to hurricanes and earthquakes.

I love hearing about innovative natural building projects. Ed, a long time reader, sent me an update on his earthbag home in Ecuador. Ed is using confined earthbags that sit within a reinforced concrete frame. This is a good method … Continue reading →

Straw bale and cordwood shelter in eastern France with (a gorgeous) living roof by Thierry Dronet.    Image by Catherine Wanek www.shelterpub.com

Straw bale and cordwood workshop in eastern France with (a gorgeous) living roof