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Posts Tagged ‘emergency’

Storm Safety Shelter

Monday, September 16th, 2013:

“This was designed for safety in mind. We have had many requests in natural disaster areas (Oklahoma, Colorado, California) that we decided to make a universal plan that meets the international standard for storm shelter safety with an environmentally sound method. The Storm Safety Shelter is designed in accordance with the 2009 IBC and the […]  Read more from > Storm Safety Shelter

Survival Shelter

Friday, September 6th, 2013:

My interest in natural building spans the full range of construction from simple emergency shelters for disaster victims all the way up to gorgeous homes. Today I thought I’d blog about something a little different. Imagine yourself stranded in the wilderness in an emergency situation. Your knowledge of knots, lashings and pole building could help […]  Read more from > Survival Shelter

A Temporary Housing Option

Monday, February 18th, 2013:

Most of the housing solutions we discuss here at Natural Building Blog utilize ultra low cost materials such as soil for earthbags, adobes or CEBs, poles from local forests, straw bales and other locally sourced sustainable materials. Houses built like this are very strong and durable. They’re primarily for permanent housing. But what if you […]  Read more from > A Temporary Housing Option

Wigwam, Wikiup, Bender Tents/Shelters

Monday, August 13th, 2012:

“A wigwam or wickiup is a domed room dwelling used by many different Native American cultures. The curved surfaces make it an ideal shelter for all kinds of conditions. These structures are formed with a frame of arched poles, most often wooden, which are covered with some sort of roofing material. Details of construction vary […]  Read more from > Wigwam, Wikiup, Bender Tents/Shelters

The Love & Haiti Project

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011:

The Love & Haiti Project provides a curriculum for sustainable living solutions to Haiti. In May 2011, we will be certifying Haitian students in Permaculture and training locals in Superadobe while building community structures with this technique around the island. The Love & Haiti Project’s mission is to provide the people of Haiti a safe, […]  Read more from > The Love & Haiti Project