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CADA VEZ MÁS CIUDADES APRUEBAN LA BIOCONSTRUCCIÓN EN ADOBE EN EL PAÍS. Semanas atrás Mar del Plata aprobó una ordenanza que habilita la construcción de casas de adobe.


De esta manera, el municipio se sumó a una extensa lista de ciudades del país que permiten la edificación de viviendas con técnicas naturales de construcción a partir de materiales como el adobe, arena, arcilla y paja. En esta nota, todas las ciudades que ya se adhirieron a esta iniciativa y una lista completa de lugares para recibir asesoramiento en las diferentes técnicas de construcción. Si te interesa la biocontrucción, no te pierdas este articulo.

Desde el pasado mes de abril, la ciudad balnearia de Mar del Plata (Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina), se sumó al creciente número de pueblos y ciudades del país en los que se aprobó la construcción con técnicas naturales con tierra cruda, arena, arcilla y paja. Desde entonces, varios municipios han aprobado normativas para regular la construcción con técnicas naturales. Luis Beltrán (Río Negro) Groundwork Episode 1 - Building With Cob. Can Earth Building Scale Up to the Mainstream? Robert Alcock on the Power of Keeping It Small. Rob Hopkins: Our recent post about Kevin McCabe’s ‘cob citadel’ and what we might learn from it about ‘scaling up’ generated a lot of debate and discussion.

Can Earth Building Scale Up to the Mainstream? Robert Alcock on the Power of Keeping It Small

Robert Alcock, a cob self-builder living in Spain commented that “the really great thing about cob is that it is an inherently anti-mainstream material”. Intrigued, and wanting to hear more of his own story, I asked him if he might share his thoughts on how to scale up cob building while still maintaining its “anti-mainstream” properties. I started by asking him what he meant in his comment. Robert Alcock: I suppose it depends on what we mean by ‘mainstream.’ If we’re simply talking volume, then I could point out that somewhere between one-third and one-half of the world’s population lives in houses made of earth; it’s probably the most widely used building material on the planet. One method of mixing cob Dance party to compact the subfloor of our cabin. Modern hobbit house: a tiny cob home. Austin coder builds timeless cob home using precise patterns.

When Gary Zuker bought an undeveloped piece of land outside of Austin (Texas) 25 years ago, he knew the only way he could afford a home on it was to build it himself.

Austin coder builds timeless cob home using precise patterns

With no building experience, he immersed himself in architecture books at the University of Texas (where he works as a computer engineer). The Mud House. A self-built house constructed from earth bags in Turkey.

The Mud House

Photos by Melissa Maple. More info. here. Baan Rung Nok. Gallery East Devon Traditional Cob Building Specialist, New Houses and Repairs - Kevin McCabe. In March 2010 we obtained special planning permission under PPS7 for a large new Zero-carbon Cob House.

Gallery East Devon Traditional Cob Building Specialist, New Houses and Repairs - Kevin McCabe

This was the result of more than a year in the design and a great deal of upfront investment in preparing the planning application.PPS7 stands for the Governments Planning Policy Statement 7 about Sustainable development in rural areas. This is a complex document which has now been superseded by the National Planning Policy Framework (March 2012) The following is a short extract from the PPS7 ''Isolated new houses in the countryside will require special justification for planning permission to be granted ...Very occasionally the exceptional quality and innovative nature of the design of a proposed, isolated new house may provide this special justification for granting planning permission.

Artist impression Showing a realistic painting of what we hope to build. As viewed from the lane approaching the property more reinforcement required because we have 250mm of jablite insulation below. Spectacular Danish Cob Countryside Eco-Home Is The Best Ever! - Living Off The Grid. Pictured: Michael Buck's Hobbit-style cob house built from scratch near Oxford for just £150. The ex-art teacher built the house from scratch using only natural or recycled materials… and not a single power tool View gallery £150 cottage built without power tools This is the amazing Hobbit-style house an eco-friendly farmer built from scratch – for just £150.

Pictured: Michael Buck's Hobbit-style cob house built from scratch near Oxford for just £150

Resourceful Michael Buck, 59, created the “cob” home at the bottom of his garden using an ancient building technique. Unique Cob Cottage w: Mayne Island. I booked the cob cottage for my parents' 30th anniversary.

Unique Cob Cottage w: Mayne Island

They had a lovely time! In their words: We’d like to thank Alexis, Manny, their two children and Sam for their graciousness in hosting us at the cob house. It was a great joy to stay on the island. Alexis and Manny are wonderful hosts. Sam was a very good substitute for the cats we left behind. The cob house was amazing with all the smooth curves in the designs, the flow of the building was very comforting. Elaman Puu. Small cob dwelling in Southern Finland built with no previous building experience.

Elaman Puu

Built by Heidi Vilkman. Read the entire story and see more here. Pun Pun Organic Farm. We are currently around 15 Thais and international peoples (mostly Thai), speaking both English and Thai, and spanning in age from five-years old to 47.

Pun Pun Organic Farm

We moved onto the Pun Pun land in July 2003. We live, eat, work, and teach together in community. We work the organic gardens together. We build our natural dwellings with our own hands. We maintain a seed-saving operation where we collect, propagate, and network rare, heirloom, and local seeds. A permaculture community in Chaing Mai, Thailand. Photo Gallery. Pat's First Cob (1998) This was Patrick's first cob project on his own after taking a one week workshop with Cob Cottage Company (CCC) in 1997.

Photo Gallery

He built the foundation and then used beach logs for the frame. CCC then taught a 2 week course, after which Patrick finished the walls and roof. Tracy and Patrick did the plastering. The budget for the project was $1,000. Hilde's Cob (1999) The major construction of this cob was completed in the summer of 1999. Tiny Cob House In The Woods. Small cob house in BC, Canada. The cob house experienced severe damage from a tree that fell through the roof after a wind storm. The fallen tree was locally milled to provide wood for the new 2nd floor. Build by the Mudgirls. The Cob House Collection at Natural Homes.

Modern hobbit house: a tiny cob home. The Most Beautiful Green Home Building Construction Project Ever? - Green Building Elements. Design Published on April 9th, 2009 | by ziggy April 9th, 2009 by ziggy My jaw dropped when I first watched this video tour of a beautiful owner-built green building construction project in Oregon. This particular green building is made entirely out of cob, a mixture of clay, sand, and straw. Meka Bunch of Wolf Creek, Oregon built this stunning cob house over a four year period. Check out the video and photos of Meka’s cob cottage for yourself: [youtube= This couch is made of cob and features wood storage tucked underneath, right next to the stove. The kitchen features many shelves and nooks built directly into the cob walls, and also includes a small compost chute.