View this luxury home located at Castillo Caribe South Sound Rd George Town, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. Sotheby's International Realty gives you detailed information on real estate listings in George Town, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands.
This is a bamboo classroom pod at the Green School [www.greenschool.org] in Bali. It's 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 beautiful home is a rubble stone lime mortar reed thatched cottage in Blaise Hamlet near Bristol, England. It was designed by John Nash, a master of the picturesque architectural style and designer of Buckingham Palace. The cottage, along with the rest of the hamlet, is owned by the UK's National Trust. More at www.naturalhomes.org
This is the Green School [www.greenschool.org] in Bali. It's 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.
Naturally built homes use local, minimally processed, abundant and/or renewable natural materials. They are designed to suit their climate and geography, providing a modest shelter that lasts for many centuries. Ideally they, and the way they are lived in, are in balance and harmony with the environment. Follow the picture to find out more, including video, about each home on www.naturalhomes.org
This extremely well connected to the earth home is one of the Sami people’s Goahti (a turf home, called a Gamme in Norwegian) used as a summer residence (Siida) at Gamtofta near Sorreisa, Norway. You can stay in these Sami homes, sleeping on reindeer skin beds warmed by an open stone circle fire, while you attend a workshop in Sami crafts (duodji). Follow the picture back to see more natural homes on www.naturalhomes.org
This is a traditional Scottish dry stone home called a Blackhouse however it's in Canada. Here are some in blackhouses in Scotland. The house was built using 126 tons of stone at Eric Landman’s farm near Grand Valley, ON. Notice steps are built in to the wall leading up to the chimney and the green roof. More at www.naturalhomes.org/timeline.htm
In the past people would ‘patch up’ thatch over the years, but the affluent new owners of thatched houses can afford to completely overhaul the roof. Sadly this practice, without thought to the environment, is killing off the now rare thatch moss. The beautiful National Trust tearoom, called Periwinkle, in Selworthy, England has more than 3,000 plants on its thatched roof, which represents the largest known population of thatch moss anywhere in the world. Find out more at…
This is Cliffside Lodge treehouse built by Blue Forest. The treehouse sits in a very English garden near Bristol sensitively hugging an oak without anchors in the tree. More treehouses at www.naturalhomes.org/treehouses.htm
A typical Bhutanese house is usually a three storey structure with space for livestock on the ground floor; a grain store in the middle floor and living quarters on the top floor. Bhutan is the only nation in the world that measures Gross National Happiness (GNH) while all other nations focus on Gross Domestic Product (GDP). GNH was launched formally in 1972 as an economic alternative to GDP. Find out more at www.naturalhomes.org
This cob home is from the Natural Homes Collection. It's just one of the many beautiful homes you can find on www.naturalhomes.org with video, books and links to the natural builder's websites.
This is one of a collection of nine natural homes built by inspirational women. You can see each of them and follow links to their websites at www.naturalhomes.org/natural-building-women.htm