26 Jun '14, 7pm

A living roof log cabin

This is a bit of Swedish escapism. It's one of six cabins by Urnatur an eco-hotel by Lake Vattern. It's marketed as an escape from the city, which makes you wonder, why not just live like this in the first place. It has a very good 'Connection to the Earth', pattern No.168 from A Pattern Language . The moisture barrier is traditionally made using birch bark. A green roof like this will last about 40 to 50 years.

Full article: http://naturalhomes.org/timeline/utnatur.htm?a=workshops

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