How We Built Our House – Part Two: The Grass Roof

“It’s been ten years since we designed and built our house, so it seems appropriate to start an occasional series about it all. Building your own house has to be one of the most exhilarating and exciting things anyone can … Continue reading →

Hobbit House with Amazing Green Roof – Off Grid Straw Bale Cabin

“Video tour of an incredible hobbit house cabin that is completely off-grid. It is built with straw bale walls and limestone plaster, log roof rafters and support columns, and a stunning green roof with a glass dome in the centre … Continue reading →

Art of living in a Dordogne tiny mud home with living roof

“In a small forest in France’s Dordogne, self-taught carpenter Menthé built his home with a living roof and mud walls, plus hand-carved wood from the surrounding forest shaped according to ideas from 16th century French architect Philibert de l’Orme. The … Continue reading →

Soddys

“The sod house or “soddy” was a successor to the log cabin during frontier settlement of Canada and the United States. The prairie lacked standard building materials such as wood or stone; however, sod from thickly-rooted prairie grass was abundant. … Continue reading →