Cob House? Yup, it's made of MUD!
As a former house builder I have a deeper confusion than the average person as to why we continue to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars for stick built homes. Sure, the contractor makes thousands, as does the construction industry as a whole, but what are you really paying for when you purchase a home, or worse - when you have one built? You're paying for something that will last approximately 30 years before requiring major maintenance. You're paying for something that, over those 30…
Efficient wood burning heat plus high mass materials creates efficiency and comfort. This example shows a masonry heater, that burns at twice the temperature of a normal fire. The excess heat is absorbed into the sculpted & tile mass, and then released into the space slowly, long after the fire has gone out.
How to Build an Earthbag/Papercrete Home | SHTFPreparedness
For those interested in green living or homesteading, the prospect of building a self-sufficient home doesn’t have to be a pipe dream.
Earth Sheltered Home exterior 11
Flickr is almost certainly the best online photo management and sharing application in the world. Show off your favorite photos and videos to the world, securely and privately show content to your friends and family, or blog the photos and videos you take with a cameraphone.