Building Green: A Complete How-To Guide to Alternative Building Methods

Earth Plaster * Straw Bale * Cordwood * Cob * Living Roofs “Clarke Snell and Timothy L. Callahan, whose popular Good House Book helped environmentally-minded readers create an earth-friendly home, have returned with a photo-packed, amazingly complete, start-to-finish guide to … Continue reading →

Modular Solar Domes

There’s lots of demand for solar homes, earth sheltered homes, super energy efficient, low cost/ do-it-yourself designs and domes. This design combines all these features. The main living dome in this stellar design is flooded with light and ventilation through … Continue reading →

An Eco-Sense House – Natural Building, Natural Living

“The Eco-Sense House is alive! From dream (see episode 103*) to reality. Its curving cob walls embrace Ann and Gord Baird’s three-generation family. A living roof offers summer cooling and filters winter rains stored for garden water. The composting toilet … Continue reading →

A Practice Earthbag Building Project

“If you are considering the cheapest simplest way of building your own home with natural materials, earthbag construction could be the best way to go. For the most part you will be filling bags with dirt and stacking them. In … Continue reading →