“This is part 1 of an instructional video of how to build a Half Earth Shelter. This video is brough to you by Ways Of The Wild Institute and White Wolf.”
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“Jim Meaney, owner of Cansolair Inc. displays how he converts pop cans into a powerful solar heating panel.” Read more from > Brilliant Newfoundlander Invents the Solution!
In an effort to prove that a simple earthbag roundhouse could be built entirely with unskilled and inexperienced labor we made a leap of faith.
We bought a block of land on the island of Efate in Vanuatu. We intended to build a women’s centre and hoped to inspire pacific islanders to recycle and build safe affordable Eco housing. This is not a charity or a religious venture. It just started with one Australian family wanting to help some friends in a nearby island. Read more from > Vanuatu Earthbag Project Report
Our Children’s House Design Contest is over and I’m sad to say we didn’t receive any entries. The contest idea was sparked by Jay, a frequent commenter here on our blog, who pointed out how housing styles can be dramatically altered with just a few changes. Read more from > Economizer House Plan with Log Siding
Another excellent video by Permies.com. This 12′x12′ cabin cost about $3,000.
“Matt, from Feral Farm, talks about a tiny house he built. This tiny house has a tiny kitchen space inside, and a much larger outdoor kitchen. Everything at Feral Farm is off grid, including this tiny house. Read more from > Off Grid Tiny House with two kitchens
“In response to a recent post on the blog, I searched for Earthen Buildings East Africa to look for photographs and came across the following link:
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You may judge it worth publishing on your site as it, for a thesis, examines the properties of building bricks made from various materials for low-cost building in Africa but could be used anywhere as demonstrated by tests in central Tanzania with parallel results from California. Read more from > Lime Stabilized Adobe Bricks