Earthbag Building: Nine Day Dome.

Earthbag Dome in Nine Days

A place to sit around an open fire listening to Norwegian fairy tales. Kindergarten kids in Norway stay outdoors only go indoors in the winter if the temperature falls below -10C (14F). I know; my kids grew up there. This story room is at one of the barnehage (kindergarten) in Trondheim, Norway. It was built reusing leftover materials from a nearby construction site. The story room is 80 circles each made from 24 pieces of pine separated by oak sticks. More here: www.hza.no/page.php?pid=28

Outdoor fireplace by Hagen and Zohar. Inspired by Norwegian turf huts, the versatile design illuminates the garden at night while shielding your fire from the wind. An excellent play structure when not in use as a fire hut.

Dog and geodesic dome / The Green Life <3

paper-mon: plasticinecastles: velvet-fountain: interstellarspacelab: (via pynter, julesandnicho)

This straw-clay rocket stove sauna by SunDog School of Natural Building takes its design from the traditional sweat lodges of the Lakota people. See the construction steps at www.naturalhomes.org/strawclay-sauna.htm

This straw-clay rocket stove sauna by SunDog School of Natural Building takes its design from the traditional sweat lodges of the Lakota people. See the construction steps at www.

How To Build an Earthbag Roundhouse - Sandbags have long been used, and still are to this day for creating strong, protective barriers, or for flood control. The same reasons that make them useful for these applications carry over to creating housing. Since the walls are so substantial, they resist all kinds of severe weather even bullets and also stand up to natural calamities such as earthquakes and floods.

How To Build an Earthbag Roundhouse

Sustainable (and cute) house of sandbags, the sandbags hold water and make so a very safe house.

Cob    How can a house made of mud last 500 years? The short answer is, the combination of clay, sand, straw – known as cob – is extremely strong and durable once it dries, and can withstand fire and severe weather   This ancient building technique is among the easiest and least expensive ways to build your own sustainable, healthy green home.    Just ask “Ziggy”, a resident of the Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage in Missouri who built his own cob cottage for just  3,000.

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Cob homes! And the website has more construction types for sustainable housing I'm loving these example of larger family sized cob homes that don't all look like hobbit holes.) I like that cob can be freeformed

Tiny cob house being built in France by Les Tit'B Libres.

Les Tit’B Libres is a group of young French artists living communally in handmade structures, such as this cob home with a reciprocal roof.

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