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Episode 29: Building with Wood - Films About Ecovillages, Communities, Sustainable Homes and Natural Living

Episode Building with Wood - Films About Ecovillages, Communities, Sustainable Homes and Natural Living

Evaluating Homes Built Using Alternative Building Methods - InterNACHI

Home inspectors can use these tips to evaluate homes that have been built using alternative building methods.

Cob homes! And the website has more construction types for sustainable housing    I'm loving these example of larger family sized cob homes that don't all look like hobbit holes.  ;)  I like that cob can be freeformed, but I would like it to look a little more like a 'normal-to-us' home as well.  (and fit our family of seven)

Eco Homes from the Earth: 7 Ways to DIY

Cob homes! And the website has more construction types for sustainable housing I'm loving these example of larger family sized cob homes that don't all look like hobbit holes.) I like that cob can be freeformed

Another straw bale house plan.  I like the separate wings for bedrooms. Plus the "kid's" wing could become MIL unit.

Rustic Family Straw Bale 3 bedroom floorplan with a decent sized pantry. I could re-design it to have 4 bedrooms.

"Ms. Bee has built her own cob houses, and warns: “Caution: Cob is addicting”. She encourages women to build their own cob houses, as a way to be less dependent on the patriarchal system for their shelter. She feels that cobbing is a way for women to re-experience a sense of community, and be empowered to make more life choices for themselves."

Bee has built her own cob houses, and warns: “Caution: Cob is addicting”.

How To Build Your Cob Home, The Easy WayCob Building 101

i was told that straw bale houses with cob interior features are warmer; but whatever works in the area, earthbag to cob. How To Build Your Cob Home, The Easy WayCob Building 101

tinberframe and sandbags on the Beach (Bermuda)

Cordwood on the Beach (Bermuda)

Cob House Building in Northern Spain - now I'm not a hippy in any way, but it is interesting to watch this being built.

Put your feet up and watch a lovely little film from Undercurrents about natural building.

Earthenhand Natural Building (UK) : offering a variety of workshops in earthen constructions.

Photos - the Portland Natural Building Group (Portland, OR) - Meetup

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