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Huff ‘n’ Puff’s golden rules for designing and building your strawbale home

Thursday, January 29th, 2015:

Huff ‘n’ Puff’s golden rules for designing and building your strawbale home: 1. Practice on a test wall before you build. 2. Keep your buildings small. 3. Do not design a two-storey home. 4. Inspect your bales at source before you buy and have them delivered the day before you commence the wall raising.  Read more from > Huff ‘n’ Puff’s golden rules for designing and building your strawbale home

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