This roundwood woodland classroom is made from western red cedar, sweet chestnut, hazel, limestone, clay and stone. Most of the materials came from within 200 yards of the building. More at www.naturalhomes.org/woodland-classroom.htm
This is a view of the garden wall and gate inside the main entrance. The raised roof over the cob allows the wall to stay short enough so that visitors can take a peek in, while adding enough height to keep the deer out.
This is a late 17th century 'Mud and Stud' cottage in the beautiful Lincolnshire Wolds of England. You can find Mud and Stud homes in Jamestown, Virginia, USA built there by British colonists. Mud and stud is similar to 'wattle and daub' but the mud (clay, sand and straw) is supported by vertical riven lathes. More at www.naturalhomes.org
This is a rammed chalk building with a timbrel vaulted ceiling. It's the Pines Calyx conference centre in St Margarets Bay, Kent, England. Depending on the weather and the time of day the building lights, warms or cools itself without producing any CO2. Get something new each day the the Natural Homes Timeline www.naturalhomes.org/timeline.htm
This is a beautiful straw bale roundhouse in Pembrokeshire, Wales. Pembrokeshire County Council has issued an enforcement notice saying the property is, harmful to the rural character of the locality and must be demolished. Click the picture to read the full story and help save this home.
These are the building stages of a Sami (indigenous skandinavians) Goahti (turf home) built for the International Indigenous Festival, Riddu. The frame is made from roundwood pegged together, no nails are used. See more details at www.naturalhomes.org/turfhouse.htm