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These incredible sheds show what you can build with random recycled materials such as umbrellas, car tires, yogurt containers and even old boat parts.

These incredible sheds show what you can build with random recycled materials such as umbrellas, car tires, yogurt containers and even old boat parts.

A breathtaking new home on the market looks like something straight out of a fantasy novel. Nestled in the foothills of Ashland, Oregon, the fairytale-like Shining Hand Ranch is a custom-built dwelling with a spacious treehouse-like interior and a riverine-like floor. Heated and cooled with geothermal energy, this one-of-a-kind home features intricate flora and fauna carvings—with dragons, eagles, coyotes, and more—and overlooks amazing views of the surrounding mountains, including the tip…

A breathtaking new home on the market looks like something straight out of a fantasy novel. Nestled in the foothills of Ashland, Oregon, the fairytale-like Shining Hand Ranch is a custom-built dwelling with a spacious treehouse-like interior and a riverine-like floor. Heated and cooled with geothermal energy, this one-of-a-kind home features intricate flora and fauna carvings—with dragons, eagles, coyotes, and more—and overlooks amazing views of the surrounding mountains, including the tip…

Healthy, National Passive Solar Design, Port Townsend, healthy home design, natural home builder, green home designer, eco-building, Sequim,...

Healthy, National Passive Solar Design, Port Townsend, healthy home design, natural home builder, green home designer, eco-building, Sequim,...

Once again my mind returns to the differences there can be between natural building and conventional construction.  Is it the method itself?  Its slow and intimate, with each cob worked into the wall by hand, no barriers between clay and skin, a free flow of energy from body to earth.  Maybe its the relaxed atmosphere of the work site, no loud machinery, just conversation and laughter… or sometimes no voices at all, just the birds and the bugs and the wind.

Once again my mind returns to the differences there can be between natural building and conventional construction. Is it the method itself? Its slow and intimate, with each cob worked into the wall by hand, no barriers between clay and skin, a free flow of energy from body to earth. Maybe its the relaxed atmosphere of the work site, no loud machinery, just conversation and laughter… or sometimes no voices at all, just the birds and the bugs and the wind.

These incredible sheds show what you can build with random recycled materials such as umbrellas, car tires, yogurt containers and even old boat parts.

These incredible sheds show what you can build with random recycled materials such as umbrellas, car tires, yogurt containers and even old boat parts.