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An Architect's Guide to Building With Bamboo

Manufacturers: To connect with the world’s largest architecture firms, sign up now. The permaculture movement is growing around the planet, as individuals look to lifestyle alternatives and the possibility of living off the grid in a sustainable and self-sufficient way. From organic farming to building passive houses, this movement has inspired the sharing of knowledge and the adoption of new materials as solutions to reducing one’s individual carbon footprint and to removing oneself from the stress of our high-speed and technology-heavy daily lives. One material that has resonated as a reliable and sustainable material for the future of construction is bamboo.

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Cordwood: Build a practice building

To sort this out, why not gather some wood and mortar mixings, make a framework and have a go at it. Folks have built doghouses, outhouses, cathouses, sheds, garages, saunas, meditation centers, smokers, maple sugar shacks, hunting shacks, and so forth and so on. You get the picture. Here are some examples of what can be done and you learn whether this is the technique that fits into your wheelhouse. INCREDIBLE AND INGENIOUS Hidden Rooms AND SECRET Furniture. Home - coodo - mobile living. Ten Fold Engineering. Tiny House Plans Free To Download & Print.

Earth Sheltered Homes. “Another type of building is emerging: one that actually heals the scars of its own construction.

Earth Sheltered Homes

It conserves rainwater and fuel and it provides a habitat for creatures other than the human one. Maybe it will catch on, maybe it won’t. We’ll see.” – Malcolm Wells, 2002. The earth sheltered home uses the ground as an insulating blanket which effectively protects it from temperature extremes, wind, rain and extreme weather events. An earth sheltered home is energy-efficient, quiet, freeze-proof and low maintenance. Fifteen feet below ground, the soil maintains a fairly constant temperature equal to the annual average temperature of the area’s surface air. Not too bright – The 12 volt Tiny House Option - Tiny House Listings. Plastic Bottle Homes and Greenhouses.

Americans threw away 33 million tons of plastic in 2013, according to the EPA.

Plastic Bottle Homes and Greenhouses

How long does it take a plastic bottle to degrade in a landfill? Open Concept Modern Tiny House with Elevator Bed. Storybook Cottage By The Sea. Woman Builds Breathtaking Sustainable Dome Home. Luxury Treehouses by Blue Forest. GIANT 3D Printers Make Ten Houses in Only a Day! Cordwood in Sweden @ Pelle Henriksson’s cordwood sauna. Pelle Henriksson has added to his portfolio with these new pictures of his backyard sauna in Sweden.

Cordwood in Sweden @ Pelle Henriksson’s cordwood sauna

English Farmer Builds Incredible Hobbit House for Just 150 Pounds. Making Roof Shingles With Hand Tools. The Family Builds Earthbag Building with Underground Studio. Forget an In-Ground Swimming Pool, this Guy Built His Own Natural Swim Pond! Reddit user power-cube recently shared his backyard DIY project that he has been building in his free time over the last three years.

Forget an In-Ground Swimming Pool, this Guy Built His Own Natural Swim Pond!

Instead of installing an in-ground swimming pool, he decided to build a natural swim pond with a waterfall, small beach, fish (in one of the two ponds) and plants. Aside from the many man-hours he has put in himself, he figures he has spent about $30,000 on materials. He’s made plenty of mistakes on the way but says working on the project has been just as satisfying (if not more) as the finished product. In an extensive 88-picture album on Imgur he explains his build process and shares progress photos along the way. For more, be sure to check out the original reddit post and the full photo album with captions on Imgur.

3D Printed Concrete Castle. Master Carpenter Builds a Masterpiece Home and Garden. This Transformable 309 sq ft Smart Home has Way More Than Meets the Eye. Hong Kong-based architects LAAB have just completed an incredible home that maximizes every inch of this 309 sq ft (28.7 sq m) flat in Hong Kong’s Central district.

This Transformable 309 sq ft Smart Home has Way More Than Meets the Eye

The clients had a long wish list that included: full kitchen, bathtub, home cinema, gym, storage—and cat-friendly features for their three furry roommates. After 40 iterations, LAAB came up with a solution that is both functional and elegant. Hong Kong is one of the world’s most expensive cities where an average square foot costs about US$1,416 [source]. The clients, Andy Knight and Michelle Tennant, had a decision to make: purchase a flat with about 90 more square feet, or completely redesign and renovate this 309 square foot apartment which was in the location they loved. To realise their ambitious plans, the team at LAAB had to think beyond static spaces. US Government Declaring All Out War on Tiny House Living. Isaac Davis, StaffWaking Times Freedom in the United States today is a moving target, and when the government catches wind of an innovation that makes life easier and more affordable for ordinary people, it always steps in to take control.

US Government Declaring All Out War on Tiny House Living

Take, for example, the growing effort to outlaw offgrid living in the U.S., as well as moves by local governments around the country to criminalize private rainwater collection. Now, the federal government is making a major move against the tiny house movement, seeking to give the U.S. Dilapidated 1860s Barn Gets Revived Into Amazing Entertainment Space. "Earthship Biotecture": Renegade New Mexico Architect’s Radical Approach to Sustainable Living. Guests Michael Reynolds creator of radically sustainable living options through a process called "Earthship Biotecture.

"Earthship Biotecture": Renegade New Mexico Architect’s Radical Approach to Sustainable Living

" This is viewer supported news Donate New Mexico residents are trying to a break free from Los Alamos’ nuclear legacy by creating more environmentally sound ways of living. What It's Actually Like To Buy A $500 House In Detroit. How_to_build_with_cobb.pdf. Hobbit Hole playhouses, chicken coops, doghouses, more! - Wooden Wonders' Hobbit Holes Bring the Magic of Middle-earth to Your Yard. Do-It-Yourself Pole-Barn Building - DIY. Cob House Designs & Natural Building - This Cob House. 14 Characteristics of Cob Homes - This Cob House. Cob (material) Building a wall out of cob.

Cob (material)

Cob, cobb or clom (in Wales) is a natural building material made from sand, clay, water, some kind of fibrous or organic material (straw) and earth. Cob is fireproof, resistant to seismic activity,[1] and inexpensive. It can be used to create artistic, sculptural forms and has been revived in recent years by the natural building and sustainability movements. What Inspired This Man May Surprise You...What He Created From It...Extremely Gorgeous! Caves have a natural beauty to them, as anyone who has been to Carlsbad Caverns can tell you, but Ra Paulette is an expert. Artist Ra Paulette has spent the last decade excavating tunnels and passageways, and carving designs and benches in the sandstone cliffs in northern New Mexico. He spends his time carving a sandstone cave that he found, turning it into a wonderful subterranean space full of light. With no one but his dog for company, Paulette created different designs and styles for every cavern, giving each one very specific qualities and textures.

It is a unique creation that will blow away your mind! Sustainable Alternative Homes - Freeing Humans For Further Evolution. Source: | Original Post Date: December 11, 2013 – I would like to invite you to relax. I’m guessing you are doing some reading or web-surfing to free your mind after a long work day. Guy Turns 700 Year Old Abandoned Cave Dwelling Into Vacation Home.