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Bamboo Mat Design Options

Saturday, October 11th, 2014:

There are many different uses for bamboo mat such as wall treatments, ceilings, floor mats, placemats, furniture and cabinet door panels. The natural textures and hues add a special touch to a home. Millions of low cost homes in the tropics use bamboo mat as the main covering over lightweight wall framing. The image above […]  Read more from > Bamboo Mat Design Options

Home Design Sample Boards

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014:

Before you build your dream home it’s good to start collecting images and samples to help visualize and coordinate the final design. Not only is this a lot of fun, it can greatly improve the results and help you communicate your ideas to workers and family members. The basic idea is closely related to making […]  Read more from > Home Design Sample Boards

Mud House Design 2014 Competition

Sunday, August 10th, 2014:

Reinventing the African Mud Hut Together Nka Foundation invites entries for Mud House Design 2014, an international architecture competition open to recent graduates and students of architecture, design and others from around the world who think earth architecture can be beautiful. The challenge is to design a single-family unit of about 30 x 40 feet […]  Read more from > Mud House Design 2014 Competition

The Owner Built Homestead — Free Form Architecture

Saturday, March 29th, 2014:

“Ken Kern, author of The Owner-Built Home and The Owner-Built Homestead, is an amazing fellow and everyone interested in decentralist, back-to-the-land, rational living should know of his work. Back in 1948 he began collecting information on low-cost, simple and natural construction materials and techniques. He combed the world for ideas, tried them and started writing […]  Read more from > The Owner Built Homestead — Free Form Architecture