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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Длинный дом викингов, Треллборг, Дания

    naturalhomes.org 17 Sep '16, 9pm

    Там разместилось бы 40-50 человек; мужчины, женщины, дети и слуги все вместе в одном помещении. В центре был очаг, где готовилась еда, со скамейками для отдыха и сна по обеим сторонам большой комнаты. В 1983 году в Норвегии был обнаружен самый большой дом викингов в мире.

  • A traditional thatched stone longhouse in Pembrokeshire, Wales.

    A traditional thatched stone longhouse in Pembrokeshire, Wales.

    naturalhomes.org 04 Aug '16, 6pm

    The Pembrokeshire longhouse, much like the Scottish Blackhouse , is where people and their livestock lived under one long roof. The livestock area of this home has now been converted to the bedrooms but the building retains the character of the original design. From the living room yo...

  • 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, ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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