Earthen Floors, a book all about installing and living with earth-based floor systems, is due out April 1, 2014. The first of its kind dedicated solely to the art of making inexpensive, durable, and beautiful floors made mostly of sand, clay, and fiber. There are a host of books that touch upon the topic of floors, but few that delve very deeply into the nitty gritty details. This will be a welcome addition to the natural building library.

'Earthen Floors' by Sukita Reay Crimmel and James Thomson - Green Homes

Earthen Floors, a book all about installing and living with earth-based floor systems, is due out April 1, 2014. The first of its kind dedicated solely to the art of making inexpensive, durable, and beautiful floors made mostly of sand, clay, and fiber. There are a host of books that touch upon the topic of floors, but few that delve very deeply into the nitty gritty details. This will be a welcome addition to the natural building library.

Here's another inspiring earthbag construction for fans of natural homes out there!   The Shantikuthi Earthbag Spiral House is called such because its walls were built in a spiral pattern. Its roof also has a spiral garden where visitors can harvest seeds to bring home and plant in their own yard.  Learn more about it and view the slideshow of the building process on our site! :)

Why Reusable Bags Are Better for You AND The World

Here's another inspiring earthbag construction for fans of natural homes out there! The Shantikuthi Earthbag Spiral House is called such because its walls were built in a spiral pattern. Its roof also has a spiral garden where visitors can harvest seeds to bring home and plant in their own yard. Learn more about it and view the slideshow of the building process on our site! :)

A profile of a typical cob and thatch building, illustrating wall details.

Cob Building Basics: DIY House of Earth and Straw

A profile of a typical cob and thatch building, illustrating wall details.

Inside a #PassiveSolar natural home in Denmark, made from cob and a thatch roof. Simple details. Hand built. Beautiful home. More photos and a little explanation here: www.kmldesign.wordpress.com/2014/09/03/a-sustainable-house-made-of-clay/

Inside a #PassiveSolar natural home in Denmark, made from cob and a thatch roof. Simple details. Hand built. Beautiful home. More photos and a little explanation here: www.kmldesign.wordpress.com/2014/09/03/a-sustainable-house-made-of-clay/

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