Building a Natural Future with Joe Kennedy

“Joseph Kennedy is an architectural designer, writer, artist and filmmaker who specializes in sustainable building, ecological design, and community development. After many years of teaching sustainable building techniques in Africa, Asia, Europe, United States and South America, he now teaches … Continue reading →

Earth Houses of Vilcabamba, Ecuador

I heard about rammed earth and adobe houses of Vilcabamba in a tourism video of Ecuador. Vilcabamba is famous for its natural beauty, perfect climate and high percentage of centenarians. Intrigued, I did some searching around on the Internet and … Continue reading →

Bamboo Joint Lashing Techniques

Very good overview of bamboo joinery. Most books are skimpy on bamboo joinery. The whole house doesn’t haven’t to be built out of bamboo. You could build the roof, interior walls and/or just use bamboo for decorative purposes such as … Continue reading →

Why Buy New When You Can Remodel the House You Are In?

“Kelly Hart has remodeled just about every structure known to man. Here he shows how he has made his new home more energy efficient, built on a greenhouse, and redirects rainwater to take care of his landscape plants.” … Continue reading →

Healthy Home Book

Elimination of toxic building materials is one of the biggest advantages of natural homes built with natural materials. People living in modern homes built with industrial materials often develop ‘sick house syndrome’ that includes a long list of ailments such … Continue reading →