One of my favorites, though I'd do the layers on the roof a little better... Earthbag Building: Round House

Earthbag Building: Round House -- how to photos. I'd like to take this idea to build a large cistern for rainwater harvesting in the middle of my vegetable garden.

The Atlantis Re-use System has proven effective in providing a regular clean water supply for domestic and commercial applications. How it works:The system captures water from both landscaped areas through surface

Sustainable Living Ideas by Atlantis Water Management. Ok if this was me I would build a few barrels underground and store water in them or have a valve that can fill it back up when turned on.

Hempcrete- concrete alternative building material with a negative carbon footprint, and excellent insulation properties

It is made from the leftover stalks of hemp plants mixed with lime. This amazing product actually has a Negative carbon footprint since it continually draws out of the air. It is lightweight and will not crack or mold. by graciela

Resultado de imagen para domo hecho con neumaticos

Resultado de imagen para domo hecho con neumaticos

Hydronic Snowmelt System --  Perfect way to prevent ice from forming on your driveway, walkway, STAIRS, or porch!

Hydronic Snowmelt System -- Perfect way to prevent ice from forming on your driveway, walkway, stairs, porch, home systems

The technique involves laying two beads of  mortar, followed by filing the insulation cavity in the middle (here it is filled with sawdust mixed with lime).  Then the cordwood is set in the mortar beads.  This provides an insulation R-value of 1.5 per inch of wall.  A 16" cordwood wall has an R-value of 24.

Intriguing and eye appealing buildings have been built all across the world using cordwood and cobwood.

How to Build an Earthbag/Papercrete Home � For those interested in green living or homesteading, the prospect of building a self-sufficient home doesn�t have to be a pipe dream. Kelly and Rosana Hart have used earthbags, papercrete, and a few other materi

How to Build an Earthbag/Papercrete Home

How to Build an Earthbag/Papercrete Home — For those interested in green living or homesteading, the prospect of building a self-sufficient home doesn’t have to be a pipe dream. Kelly and Rosana Hart have used earthbags, papercrete, and a few other materi

Glass bottle sub-floor, April 2012  Because the glass bottles hold a layer of air between the dirt and the concrete floor, it acts as a blanket under the floor, keeping the house temperature more sta

Glass bottle sub-floor, April 2012 Because the glass bottles hold a layer of air between the dirt and the concrete floor, it acts as a blanket under the floor, keeping the house temperature more sta

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Casa feita somente com recursos naturais e gastando quase nada

Heat Your Home w/ Solar Hot Water - This is close to our plan.  The only difference is we plan on being able to flush the system with cold water as our floors will be cement and we can cool our floors also.  :)

Heat Your Home With Solar Hot Water - Renewable Energy

ICF Insulated Concrete Forms

ICF Insulating Concrete Forms are formwork for concrete that stays in place as permanent building insulation for energy-efficient, cast-in-place, reinforced concrete walls, floors, and roofs.

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