natural building materials - Natural building offers a way to construct a home with renewable, naturally occurring and locally available
materials, as opposed to industrial or man-made products. Many of these materials are available throughout the world, so the costs and pollution associated with the transportation of these
materials across the country falls. Using natural materials also reduce toxins in the home. As a bonus, many of these methods are energy efficient, inexpensive and easy to build with little construction knowledge
Cordwood Construction - A log
home building method using renewable resources and time honored techniques by Richard Flatau
Houses of Straw - A Film
about the old, and new building material strawbales. A house in Lower Saxony it observed during the building process, further examples of strawbale houses explain techniques. In interviews
with owners, builders, architects and experts a lot of important questions are discussed.
the TIPI Kingdom - For Workshops, Seminars,
Survival Camps, Riding Schools, Kindergarten, Youth Centers… or just for your garden! Living in the Tipi” with Open Fire, Cooking, Singing, Relaxing, Meditation, Music
Lehmbau - Ein Jahrhunderte alter,
zuverlässiger und zeitgemäßer Baustoff (in German)
green - Masonry heaters that incorporate cook stoves. And cook stoves that act as masonry heaters, for small homes or areas within a home.
the Ancient Secret of Indestructible Concrete - The Romans
made concrete by mixing lime and volcanic rock. For underwater structures, lime and volcanic ash were mixed to form mortar, and this mortar and volcanic tuff were packed into wooden forms.
Sustainable Design Made of
Shipping Containers - The WFH concept is a patented modular building system, based on a design principle, using 40 feet high standard modules as structural system
and in according to developers the structure can be adapted to local challenges such as climatic or earthquake issues and can be configured to meet many different purposes, multi storey,
townhouses, cluster houses or individual villas.
CANELO Project - a small auxiliary building, allowable under the building code without a permit, due to the interior square footage that measures less than 120