“The previous construction experience in Community Health Centre and Community Centre Buildings became a great source of learning for JVF-Nepal. It was from these construction experiences that the architect started exploring best-suited technology for the site location and opted for Earthbag Technology instead of the traditional construction method. Ar. Magar utilized his Australian stay in […] Read more from > Another Earthbag School in Nepal Nears Completion
“Completely Revised, Expanded and Updated Design, Construction, Resources — edited by Joseph F. Kennedy, Michael G. Smith & Catherine Wanek The popularity of natural building has grown by leaps and bounds, spurred by a grassroots desire for housing that is healthy, affordable and environmentally responsible. While there are many books available on specific methods such […] Read more from > The Art of Natural Building – Second Edition
Here’s the latest on the Take it to Zero idea from yesterday’s blog post: I see now that an online forum will naturally create self organizing teams of volunteers. People choose a topic they’re interested in and converse with others on the forum who are also interested in the same thing. Brainstorming and networking with […] Read more from > Volunteer MyBB Forum Administrator Wanted
Announcing the all new Take it to Zero initiative that’s starting right now! Take it to Zero is a grassroots movement to make world changing ideas available for free on a massive scale. There are thousands of amazing world changing ideas, but all too often these ideas suffer from obscurity, lack of funding, or fail […] Read more from > Take it to Zero
“In rural Nigeria, a few creative visionaries have created something called bottle brick technology that allows them to build strong structures using water bottles and soil. After sourcing plastic water bottles from nearby streets and dumps, the builders pack them with soil. By stacking the bottles on top of one another and binding with mud […] Read more from > A House Made Entirely From Plastic Bottles? You Bet!
Excellent documentary of adobe houses in Yemen. Highly recommended. This could be considered a must see video for serious natural builders and architects. The next time somebody asks me “Can you build more than one story with earthbags?” I should send them this link. Read more from > The Architecture of Mud