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.

A bamboo classroom pod at the Green School in Bali, where kids are taught about their relationship with the earth they depend on. The school is built from bamboo.

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 thatched rubble stone cottage was built in 1811 in a little place called Blaise Hamlet near Bristol, England.~Not only do I love the stone, but also the thatched roof and that curved bench, and oh the leaded windows too.

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 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.

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…

TeaRoom, Selworthy, Somerset, England - Natural Homes, famous for more than Moss Plants on its Thatched Roof.

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

Unusual Homes: Britains Blue Forest builds gorgeous treehouses for play, shelter and gardens, using sustainably sourced wood, traditional water-reed thatch roofs and hand-split shingles. sustainable-homes

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

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.

These are Tulou, built by the Hakka people of China. The Tulou are massive rectangular (representing Earth) or circular (representing Heaven) fortress walls of rammed earth several metres thick. These buildings have survived since the 17th century demonstrating the durability of rammed earthen structures. More, including video, on www.naturalhomes.org

A woman carries baskets full of goods across a river near a cluster of traditional Hakka Tulou homes in the county of Yongding, China.

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