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Archive for October, 2011

Roundwood Loft Construction

Monday, October 31st, 2011:

Lowering costs is a major goal of earthbag building. One way to reduce costs is by using wood poles for lofts, roofs and other parts of the house. The poles are practically free if you obtain a firewood permit from the US Forest Service. There may be similar programs in other countries. This is a […]  Read more from > Roundwood Loft Construction

Barrel Oven

Sunday, October 30th, 2011:

“Ever dreamed of an efficient earthen oven that was hot in just 15 minutes? How about a canning stove that could process 32 quart jars at once? Check out this efficient wood-fired barrel oven and canning stove that were made in Eugene, Oregon out of adobe bricks that were made on-site. These two wood-fired implements […]  Read more from > Barrel Oven

Open Source Architecture

Saturday, October 29th, 2011:

Background information from Wiki: Open Source Architecture “Open-source architecture (OSArc) is an emerging paradigm describing new procedures for the design, construction and operation of buildings, infrastructure and spaces… it describes an inclusive approach to spatial design, a collaborative use of design software… A contemporary form of open-source vernacular is the Open Architecture Network launched by […]  Read more from > Open Source Architecture