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  • Las Esculturas de 'The Willowman', una lección de forma de vida sostenible

    naturalhomes.org 18 Feb '17, 10pm

    (El Hombre Sauce), crea esculturas de mimbre, en las que vive. La aldea de esculturas de mimbre en Venlo, Holanda, es una lección tangible del concepto de forma de vida cradle to cradle (de la cuna a la cuna) que personas, especialmente niños, han visitado para ayudar en su construcci...

  • Gary Zuker built his cob home in Austin, Texas, USA

    naturalhomes.org 12 Feb '17, 5am

    Gary Zuker built this 832sq.ft (77m2) slip-straw (clay and straw) home in Austin, Texas, USA without any previous building experience. Back In 1990 few cob homes were being built so Gary researched European 15th century cob homes at his local university. After working with a few cobbe...

  • A beautiful cob home in England

    naturalhomes.org 12 Nov '16, 2pm

    When you have discovered the correct clay, sand and water mix use a tarp to mix large batches of clay and sand. Mix these dry in the tarp until you can't see patches of clay or sand then add water little by little treading and rolling the mix in the tarp. Once lumps are broken up begi...

  • A roundwood art studio near Chichester, West Sussex, UK.

    naturalhomes.org 02 Aug '16, 4pm

    The design of the building relies on the available local natural resources, so the design process is iterative starting with a rough idea of what is wanted which is then refined by what is available, like the long curved ridge pole. The roundwood frame (below) might look a bit complic...

  • The homes have a wooden framework coated with a mixture of clay and straw on laths.

    A cob ecovillage at Korobov farm in Ukraine - naturalhomes.org.

    naturalhomes.org 09 Aug '16, 5pm

    This is the Ukrainian version of cob. It's an ecovillage at Korobov farm in Ukraine. It was built by designer Yuri Ryntovt who has used the same building technique for some high class hotels. The house is a wooden framework coated with a mixture of clay and straw on laths and then wit...

  • 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...

  • 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, ...

  • A beautiful Polish hobbit house

    naturalhomes.org 08 May '16, 5pm

    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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