Artful Bamboo Complex in Indonesia

This lovely building complex in Mekarwangi village, Indonesia, is a workshop and residence designed by RAW architecture. It was created with local craftsmen and materials (mostly bamboo) to create three organic-shaped buildings that fit into the landscape. They used recycled … Continue reading →

Building a Straw/Clay House in Canada

Ten years ago when Tim Kroeker’s last child finally graduated high school, he and his wife decided it was now or never to follow through on their many years-long dream of building a house…an alternative house…in “the country”. They had … Continue reading →

The Making of an Earthbag House in India

In the last post I referenced the work of Sindhu Bhaskar as part of the Thannal Mud Homes Trust in India.  She and her architect husband Biju built their own earthbag home made almost entirely with natural materials. In this … Continue reading →

Building an Earthbag Tiny House Online Course

Morgan Caraway, of the Sustainable Life School, has informed me that his new earthbag tiny house class is online at https://sustainablelifeschool.thinkific.com/ He says that, “After over a year of hard work, the online earthbag tiny house course is live! It … Continue reading →

Traditional Adobe Building in Columbia

Adobe is one of the few materials whose production, lifespan, and disposal results in net-zero carbon emissions. In this article we will highlight the use of adobe in Araukaria Arquitectura’s project El Encuentro on the outskirts of Bogota, Colombia which … Continue reading →

Bengal Natural House Survives Cyclone

When Cyclone Amphan tore through Bengal, India, Linus Kendall and Rupsa Nath’s house, built with mud, thatch and bamboo sustained minimal damage. Other houses in the vicinity suffered broken window panes or missing tin sheds, but their unique home stood … Continue reading →