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. He built the foundation and then used beach logs for the frame. Hilde's Cob (1999) The major construction of this cob was completed in the summer of 1999. Garden Cob (2002) Elke and Patrick built the Garden Cob during an 8 week apprenticeship course. Christina's Cob (2002-2004) There are 3 separate cob projects on this site. Kate's Cob (2003) Kate's cob is our largest cob house project to date. Deaconvale Farm Cob (2005) Tracy and Patrick were the instructors for this intensive 9 week, 9 person apprenticeship program. Lee's Courtyard (2000-2001) This courtyard was 2 separate workshops over 2 summers. Charles' Cob (2001) Charles wanted to use only materials from his site. Blacksmith Shop (2001) This where Patrick and Kit were working on September 11th. Community Garden (2004) Tracy's Straw bale and Cob (2003-2006) - Tracy Calvert Workshop Photos Mexico
ecoPERCH Treehouse / Blue Forest ecoPERCH What does the ecoPERCH offer? 1.) Increase profitability with minimal disruption to your ongoing business (installed in approx. 5 days). 2.) 3.) 4.) The Concept: The ecoPERCH concept is based on Blue Forest’s famous tree houses. This versatile accommodation unit offers guests an unrivalled experience and provides clients with a vivid resource for PR and marketing, helping to set them apart from the competition. Click Here to Download the ecoPERCH Brochure. Contact us for more information… Plastic Bottle Homes and Greenhouses • Nifty Homestead Americans threw away 33 million tons of plastic in 2013, according to the EPA. How long does it take a plastic bottle to degrade in a landfill? Some say 500 years, some say 1,000. Plastic hasn’t been around long enough. We (in our lifetime) will never know how long today’s petroleum-based plastic bottles take to break down in the environment. Plastic Bottle Homes Around the World Eco-Tec’s Casa de la Fe. Casa de la Fe (Faith House) Honduran Foundation for the Rehabilitation and Integration of the Handicapped. Eco Tec’s Sky Field House under construction. How To Help? The best thing, of course, would be to stop using plastic water bottles completely. An Eco-Tec home in Bolivia. This home in Bolivia incorporates lots of wine bottles as well as PET bottles. Eco-Tec Africa – solving Nigeria’s housing shortage. Polli’s self interlocking plastic bricks are translucent thereby allowing the play of natural light to shine through. Photo credit: Xinhua/Martin Zabala. Water bottle wall.
Great earth house designd by Vetsch architektur Advertisement This is a great earth house designed by Vetsch architektur in a very special way as you can see from the picture. Lättenstrasse house is located in Dietikon, Switzerland and it has an amazing architecture. Here is the description of the architect: Technical data: Earth House Estate Lättenstrasse Location: Dietikon, SwitzerlandSize of lot : 4000 m2 totalLiving space : 60 m2 bis 200 m2 per houseCubature: 1500 m3 bis 2200 m3 per house This settlement finds itself in contrast to the surrounding of traditional single houses. Source: erdhaus
Incredible DIY Tree House - Living Big in a Tiny House | Living Big In A Tiny House Nestled in the trunks of a wonderful old Kauri Forest in New Zealand, this DIY Tree House is an absolute delight. The whole house is made from three small rooms (each under 9 square meters) that are all individually suspended in the trees. Although these tree houses are still under construction, the care and attention that is going into this build is evident and it is easy to imagine just how stunning they will be when completed. The builder of these tree houses has been chipping away at their construction in his spare time over the last few years. These tree houses were constructed over a period of 8 years as a DIY tree house building project. I'm a film-maker who is currently in the process of designing and building an off-the-grid Tiny House and filming the whole journey to help others who would like to do down the same path.
Earth Sheltered Homes • Nifty Homestead “Another type of building is emerging: one that actually heals the scars of its own construction. 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. In the summer, that 55-degree soil will also keep your home much cooler than an above ground home. Here is a tour of an 1,900 square foot earth-sheltered home built by architect Alan Shope. The 2 Types of Earth Sheltered Homes Earth Sheltered: Dirt covers three exterior sides and the roof (the walls are most often concrete). 22) France
Le Village Vertical, une alternative écologique et solidaire face à la crise du logement Et si l’on reprenait en main son habitat ? C’est le pari lancé par le Village Vertical, une coopérative d’habitants située à Villeurbanne, dans la banlieue lyonnaise. Dépassant les conceptions classiques de propriétaire et de locataire, la coopérative invite les habitants à mutualiser leurs ressources pour concevoir, construire et gérer collectivement leurs futurs logements. Un reportage en partenariat avec DIY Manifesto, webdocumentaire présentant des initiatives en France et dans le monde pour répondre à la crise économique. En pleine crise du logement, le co-habitat ou habitat partagé a la côte. Partager avec ses voisins des espaces communs (chambres d’amis, laverie, garage, jardin…) pour maximaliser la surface disponible, tout en mutualisant les coûts et l’impact environnemental, le concept séduit les Norvégiens, les Suisses, les Allemands, depuis des années. Inventer un habitat solidaire et non spéculatif Allier écologie et social Démocratie directe au quotidien Une démarche politique
Snowy Treehouse Tiny treehouse in Hungary, Börzsöny mountains. Build by Ferkó Gajdó. More info. here. 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. 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. In an extensive 88-picture album on Imgur he explains his build process and shares progress photos along the way. [via power-cube on reddit] A Few ‘After’ Shots The Build Excavation and laying a 200 x 50 heavy duty pool liner to minimize water loss due to seeping. 60 tons of sand was used 65 tons of river stones and pea gravel One pond for swimming, the other natural pond for fish, plants and wildlife visitors Building the waterfall Adding flagstone to each step of the waterfall Setting up water pumps In the main pond you can find bass, bluegill, catfish, and a few grass carps.
Earthship | Ekopedia Un article de Ékopédia, l'encyclopédie pratique. Les Earthships (ou Vaisseaux terrestres) sont des habitations inventées par l'architecte américain Mickael Reynolds dans les années 70 avec comme perspective de créer des habitations totalement autonomes à moindre coût. Exemple de construction Earthship autonome Pour atteindre ses objectifs, Mickael Reynolds s'est basé sur : la récupération de matériaux (pneus usés, des canettes, des bouteilles en verre, chutes de bois...), la production d'énergie à l'aide de panneaux solaires, d'éoliennes ou d'autres sources d'énergies renouvelables, une orientation au sud, une construction de mur isolante massive, la récupération et l'épuration des eaux de pluie. Le but ultime des Earthships étant l'auto-suffisance, on peut également trouver des toilettes sèches, et autres installations, afin de recycler les déchets humains pour rendre le raccordement aux égouts inutiles. Concept Le concept de l'Earthship est donc basé sur trois idées: Module-U Module Serre
Treehouse Point Treehouse Point, a treehouse bed and breakfast owned by Pete and Judy Nelson in Issaquah, WA. Photos by Adam Crowley. Built by Nelson Treehouse and Supply.