Keyword: natural building

    More Straw Bale Building

    More Straw Bale Building

    How to Plan, Design and Build with Straw

    Straw bale houses are easy to build, affordable, super energy efficient, environmentally friendly, attractive, and can be designed to match the builder's personal space needs, esthetics, and budget. Despite mushrooming interest in the technique, …

    Earthbag Building

    Earthbag Building

    The Tools, Tricks and Techniques

    Over seventy percent of Americans cannot afford to own a code-enforced, contractor-built home. This has led to widespread interest in using natural materials -- straw, cob, and earth -- for building homes and other buildings that are inexpensive, …

    Timber Framing for the Rest of Us

    Timber Framing for the Rest of Us

    A Guide to Contemporary Post and Beam Construction

    Many natural building methods rely upon the use of post and beam frame structures that are then in-filled with straw, cob, cordwood, or more conventional wall materials. But traditional timber framing employs the use of finely crafted jointing and …