Inside a #PassiveSolar natural home in Denmark, made from cob and a thatch roof. Simple details. Hand built. Beautiful home. More photos and a little explanation here: www.kmldesign.wordpress.com/2014/09/03/a-sustainable-house-made-of-clay/

{Inside a Passive Solar natural home in Denmark, made from cob and a thatch roof.

Kristen fell in love with cob after visiting a cob building site and immediately started to draw up plans for her home. She wanted a house that was able to breath, with soft shapes and built from 100% natural materials. More including video at www.naturalhomes.org/dyssekilde-ecovillage.htm

Kristen fell in love with cob after visiting a cob building site and immediately started to draw up plans for her home. She wanted a house that was able to breath, with soft shapes and built from natural materials. More including video at www.

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

Exciting news on the natural building book front — Earthen Floors, a book all about installing and living with earth-based floor systems, is due out April Written by two very experienced natural builders, Sukita Reay Crimmel and James

Sasha Rabin is an amazing educator in natural building.  She has been doing it, and teaching the craft for a long time.  You can find her workshops in California at Quailsprings.org or at Earthenshelter.com.  Her cob workshops typically teach you to build with several methods to include earth bag, earth tube, strawbale, and just plain cob.  She does specific workshops on rocket mass heaters as well, and teaches some of them at the Cal Earth Institute.  She recently returned from Africa…

Hybrid Dome built by Earthen Shelter. This dome was built out of natural materials like cob and straw in the high desert of southern CA.

Hybrid Dome built by Earthen Shelter. This dome was built out of natural materials like cob and straw in the high desert of southern CA. Click here for more photos.

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we-are-all-one-tribe: “ cosmofilius: “ voiceofnature: “ Hybrid Dome built by Earthen Shelter. This dome was built out of natural materials like cob and straw in the high desert of southern CA.

Build Naturally...Blog: What is a Rubble Trench Foundation?

BUILDING PERMITS Rubble trench foundations meet the requirements and the intent of U. building codes, however, since this system is not sp.

Kristen fell in love with cob after visiting a cob building site and immediately started to draw up plans for her home. She wanted a house that was able to breath, with soft shapes and built from 100% natural materials. More including video at www.naturalhomes.org/dyssekilde-ecovillage.htm

Kristen fell in love with cob after visiting a cob building site and immediately started to draw up plans for her home. She wanted a house that was able to breath, with soft shapes and built from natural materials. More including video at www.

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.

Vault style strawbale house -- Designing and Self Building an Affordable Straw Bale House « Eco Homes, Energy Efficient Homes, Build a Better Home : House Planning Help

House Alive! Cob and Natural Building Workshops

We are a worldwide leader in teaching people how to build houses, using natural, local materials. We focus on simplicity, accessibility and beauty!

The Celts built their roundhouses from the natural materials available on the land. This is a roundhouses at Felin Uchaf.

Building a Celtic Roundhouse-The Celts built their roundhouses from the natural materials available on the land. The roundhouses at Felin Uchaf are built in the same way using only the natural materials available on or near the land.

Bright Scandinavian dining room with roof windows and increased natural light. Wishbone chairs and garden view from the dining room. This is the kind of home extension I would love to add to our home.

Roof windows and increased natural light - Hege in France - white scandinavian dining room with wishbone chairs and a garden view. Natural light in abundance.

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