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  • When the cabin was finished she looked up at the moon and twirling her arms out she was ready to cry.

    A shabby-chic tiny cabin built by a determined woman for $3,000

    naturalhomes.org 25 Jul '16, 7pm

    She says, "We were four kids and two parents living in a single room. I got used to living in small spaces. In 2007 she and her husband Trevor found a wooded property with a trailer and the rundown cabin for $46,000. Sandra knew the cabin could be her dream hideaway. It was just a tim...

  • The Heather Thatch of Leanach Farmhouse

    naturalhomes.org 21 Jul '16, 11pm

    Over the years the cottage has changed shape but leaving signs of earlier construction like the single cruck frame which survives embedded in the western gable. The eastern gable is a heather turf wall The roof may have originally been thatched with straw using a clay-thatching techni...

  • Tiny straw bale art studio, Warkworth, Ontario, Canada.

    naturalhomes.org 22 Jul '16, 4pm

    This 270 sq.ft. (25m2) art studio was designed to be as curvy as possible with an arched door, arched roof, curvaceous straw bale walls and set in the rolling hills in Northumberland County, Canada where it became know as the hobbit house. The bales were installed over the course of o...

  • Build a house in a day, send smoke up the chimney, then throw an axe as far as you can to claim the land as yours.

    The Ugly House in Capel Curig, Snowdonia, Wales.

    naturalhomes.org 17 Jul '16, 4pm

    The amount of land depended on how strong you were. Standing at each corner of the house the builder would throw an axe as far as possible to determine how much land could be claimed. Looking at the size of the house there's no way it could have been built in a day, so perhaps somethi...

  • Ben Law's Organic Pool, West Sussex, UK.

    naturalhomes.org 20 Jul '16, 7pm

    The nutrient level in the pool is carefully restricted so competition for nutrients, usually phosphorous, is fierce. In these circumstances pond plants outperform algae, keeping them suppressed and restricted to the edges of the pool. A pond low in nutrients is a healthy environment f...

  • Rammed earth consulting and building, London, UK.

    naturalhomes.org 17 Jul '16, 10am

    Rammed Earth Consulting CIC are a not for profit consultancy dealing with a wide range of projects concerned with the built environment. With many years experience there are plenty examples of rammed earth buildings which we have both built and consulted on.

  • A beautiful Polish hobbit house

    naturalhomes.org 06 Jul '16, 11am

    Bogdan Pękalski is an experienced self-builder. For years he has designed and created lots of gardens and home interiors for people who appreciated his style. About six years ago he bought a piece of land in Krzywcza, Poland and decided to build his dream house on a hill. he planned, ...

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    Tinkers Bubble an Off-Grid community in Somerset, England.

    naturalhomes.org 15 Jul '16, 2am

    Living in a woodland can be a damp experience. Buildings can rot quickly, so many of the homes have added protection from tarpaulins here and there. The houses are compact; some might consider them too small, but actually perfectly designed with space for a chair, desk, bed and fire. ...

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