Dome Homes: An Integrative and Sustainable Comune posted Categories: Homes / Dwellings Dome ProjectsLombok is a company creating and selling sustainable concepts within house construction, water management and food production. Both toindvidual investors as well as to bigger projects. The project will promote respectful interaction and co-operation with the local community as well as establish a good network with othereco-projects around the world. Through the construction of Eco-domes, made mainly with compacted soil and lime stone, we are pushing boundaries in sustainable housing construction without neglecting quality and comfort. Pristine coral coastlines, with their many natural treasures and majestic scenery, make Lombok a popular destination for diving, eco-tourism and surfing. The Dome Village resort is located on the south-eastern part of Lombok, strategically situated on a hilltop near the town of Gerupuk. The “Tiga dome” is the most basic and compact model we have.
Near Vancouver, There Is A “Secret” Island Where Everyone Lives Completely Off-Grid There is a small island between Vancouver Island and Vancouver called Lasqueti that is 12 miles long and 3 miles wide. On this island, there is a community living off the grid who enjoys being separate from the mainstream Canadian culture. Most of the residents live simply. They have very little in the way of industry or economy and because they take almost nothing from the land their carbon footprint is rather small. Lasqueti is “an island of individuals, with poets, artists, physicists, fishermen, loggers, tree planters, designers, professional musicians, published authors, some small scale manufacturers, some commercial agriculture as well as professional consultants in education, engineering, forestry and alternate energy.” – Lasqueti Community blog. The community is focused on keeping its resources renewable. That may not sound comfortable to the average person, but few can argue that using up fossil fuels isn’t the way to go. The island also features one cafe and one bar.
Casas Ecologicas: Casa cúpula hecha con sacos de arena y barro Anuncios Esta casa está ubicada en Córdoba, Argentina, se trata de una vivienda tipo cúpula, realizada apilonando sacos de arena y revistiéndolos después con barro. Esta tipología de casas tienen unas propiedades térmicas excelentes, gracias al grosor e inercia de sus paredes, además su facilidad de construcción nos permiten hacerlas nosotros mismos. Para su construcción se pueden utilizar evidentemente materiales de la zona, en cualquier lugar podremos encontrar tierra y arcilla, y por su puesto la mano de obra pueden ser nuestros vecinos y amigos, así que se trata de un tipo de construcción económica y sostenible. Estas casas suelen ser pequeñas, aunque disponen siempre de lo necesario vivir, no obstante no se trata de un lugar para hacer vida si no más bien para disfrutar de los exteriores y la naturaleza del entorno, así que la ubicación de la vivienda es vital para que tenga sentido este tipo de construcción.
Make Papercrete - Home How to Build Dirt Cheap Houses The following list summarizes some of the potential savings from using natural building materials and alternative construction methods. If you’re wondering why they’re not more widely used, it’s because contractors, banks, realtors and others in the housing industry make more profit from the current system. It’s up to you to get informed and switch to a sustainable lifestyle. 1. Foundation: Insulated frost-protected foundations do not have to be as deep as standard foundations and therefore use fewer materials, require less excavation and backfill, less form work and less labor. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.
EnviroMat | Sedum Plants | Green Roof Systems | Sedum Supply The Shantikuthi Earthbag Spiral House [video] Alternative homes are popping all over the world. The next example comes from Nagano, Japan. The earthbag house may seem like a building coming from fantasy novels, but it is a real place you can live in. The builder, Michi-kun, is an experienced carpenter and permaculturist. He got together 20 volunteers and began work on the inspiring home you can see in the pictures. The walls raised with bags of earth sit on a 60 cm-deep rubble trench foundation.
uld this favela be the blueprint for how our cities should look by 2050? - Green Living - Environment The tight-knit structure of settlements built in the Middle Ages serves as an important lesson on making modern developments compact and keeping key services easily accessible to the people using them, says former government adviser Sir David King. While slums represent urban living at its worst, the way they have been built pragmatically to suit the needs of their residents also shows how developments should embrace the “self-organised development” in South American favelas, he said. As chairman of the Future Cities Catapult urban innovation group, Sir David will tonight argue at a London conference that low-carbon cities cannot be developed without much more detailed data about how major urban areas actually work. Speaking ahead of the event, organised by the Ashden environmental charity, he said he regards the medieval cities of Europe as “an exemplar of a direction to go”. But modern urban design abroad can also provide inspiration. Ashden.org futurecities.catapult.org.uk
Earthbag House Plans | Small, affordable, sustainable earthbag house plans | Page 4 Guard Tower (click to enlarge) Specifications: 169 sq. ft. interior main floor, 169 sq. ft. unfinished upper floor, total 338 sq. ft. interior, Footprint: 16′ x 16′. Description: The Guard Tower is part of my Earthbag Castle that should be completed soon. Posted in Misc. structures, Rectangular/Square | Tagged blue print, castle, castle design, castle style, earthbag design, earthbag plan, earthbag tower, earthbag tower plan, tower design, tower plan | 3 Comments » Carriage House (click to enlarge) Specifications: 403 sq. ft. interior main floor, 403 sq. ft. unfinished upper floor, total 806 sq. ft. interior, Footprint: 16′ x 34′. Description: This two car garage has space on the second floor for a garage apartment. Custom Chonburi (click to enlarge) Specifications: 1,134 sq. ft. interior main floor, 1,134 sq. ft. upper floor, total 2,268 sq. ft. interior, 2 bedroom, 3 bath, Footprint: 27′ x 29′. Custom Chonburi Main Floor (click to enlarge) Custom Chonburi Upper (click to enlarge)
Cracking The Code: Tiny Houses And Building Codes – The Tiny Life So many of you have heard about my ebook that I have been working on, I have been putting it together over the past few months and it is finally here! You can check it out here This guide is designed to help you navigate all the red tape when it comes to tiny housing. I have designed this manual to help you quickly familiarize yourself with some of the key bureaucratic road blocks, suggest possible pathways to building your home from the legal perspective, and several strategies to make it a success. If you are hoping to build a tiny house, this is information that you will need. This ebook came out of me trying to figure all this stuff out, after hours of working with local code enforcement, zoning, builders, trades people and tons of research we have this book. For anyone wanting to build and live in a tiny house, in the city or the country, this is a must read. Check it out here