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 →

New Cob House Interior Design

“Our work on updating the interior of our cob house, Gobcobatron is finally complete! I think this latest design might be my favorite so far… although of course it’s so exciting just because it is “new”, too. We changed things … Continue reading →

Rocket Stove Mass Heaters

We’ve briefly mentioned rocket stove mass heaters before. Here’s an excellent site that compiles a lot of free info about them and has free plans. (Detailed drawings are for sale, but anyone should be able to figure out the process … Continue reading →

Gurunsi Earth Houses of Burkina Faso

“The small country of Burkina Faso near the border to Ghana may not have many resources or economic wealth, but with the plentiful raw materials available the Kassena people make some of the most culturally rich and architecturally beautiful villages, … Continue reading →