sculptural home on Sardinia’s northwest coast utilized on-site boulders for sofas, room dividers, and a hearth.

Richard Olsen's Book Handmade Houses Showcases Beautiful and Unusual Homes

I absolutely love this. Reminds me of an adobe bubble house I saw in an article many years ago. Richard Olsen's Book Handmade Houses Showcases Beautiful and Unusual Homes : Architectural Digest. Probably for my future little house in Europe.

I would sit on that porch with my feet up, a cold drink, and read alllll day long. Perfection

I would sit on that porch with my feet up, a cold drink, and read alllll day long.*** the railing is beautiful, as is the ceiling

Cob is a natural building material made using mud, straw and lime that has been in use for millennia. Fireproof, earthquake-resistant and very inexpensive to build with, cob can be used to make stunningly creative homes, sheds, benches and wood-fired bread ovens.

Cob Creations: 18 Natural Homes, Pizza Ovens & More

Cob is a natural building material made using mud, straw and lime that has been in use for millennia. Fireproof, earthquake-resistant and very inexpensive

PHOTO BY KODIAK GREENWOOD / from Handmade Houses: A Century of Earth-Friendly Home Design (Rizzoli) / Copyright 2013 / All Rights Reserved.

Richard Olsen's handmade houses Photo: Kodiak Greenwood from Handmade Houses: A Century of Earth-Friendly Home Design (Rizzoli) / Copyright 2013

Pacific Yurts. Off grid doesn't mean uncomfortable or primitive. Plus they come with a 25 year guarantee. More than some conventional homes.

Off grid doesn& mean uncomfortable or primitive. Plus they come with a 25 year guarantee. More than some conventional homes.

Earthbag, cob and strawbale home with green roof - Earthbag stem wall with a birch bark damp proof membrane to protect the straw bale wall on the north side and cob walls on stone on the south side. The green roof is supported by round timbers that interlock in a self supporting ring known as a reciprocal roof.

Heidi Vilkman’s cob and cordwood cottage in southern Finland. Beautiful flowing motifs in the walls, a living roof, whimsy and artistry everywhere you look.

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