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Green/Eco Friendly Brick Options

Friday, August 1st, 2014:

Why do we need greener options for making bricks? Here’s a quote from IDSN MOW “1.3 trillion bricks are manufactured on earth each year, and at least 10% of which are made in coal-fired ovens, on a whole releasing 800 million tons of CO2 annually.” In addition, clay bricks often destroy valuable topsoil. We need […]  Read more from > Green/Eco Friendly Brick Options

Arched Cabins

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014:

“Arched Cabins is a growing business with two locations, one outside of Houston, Texas in the Cypress area and the other in Timberon, New Mexico. Arched Cabins creator David Cruey has worked on a variety of projects over the years all trying to accomplish one goal. Designing an efficient, cost effective, durable, attractive and easy […]  Read more from > Arched Cabins

The Mahali Project

Saturday, July 26th, 2014:

“The Mahali Project was our first project that utilized the earthbag building technique. Its Located in the Eastern Region of Ghana near the Township of Akosombo on a beautiful site set on the banks of the Volta River with Mountain Views and just a short canoe ride away from Ghana’s Hydroelectric Dam.  Read more from > The Mahali Project

Clay is the Way

Friday, July 25th, 2014:

“Hello and welcome, my name’s Alan Middleton. I live in the area of Powys, Wales. I love building and working with natural materials i.e. Straw Bales, Light Straw Wattle and Daub, Cob, Earthen Plasters and Natural Clay Plaster Finishes.  Read more from > Clay is the Way