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This is an earthbag dome in Limulunga, Zambia close to a lake shore near Mongu where twenty three other villages around the lake hope to build similar natural buildings. The 4m (13ft) diameter dome, built by Paulina of Earth Hands and Houses, is for the village kindergarten and only cost £500. It was built with the help of twenty five people from the village over two weeks.

This is an earthbag dome in Limulunga, Zambia close to a lake shore near Mongu where twenty three other villages around the lake hope to build similar natural buildings. The diameter dome, built by Paulina of Earth Hands and Houses, is for the vi

This is a straw bale home built by natural building architect Paulina [www.earthhandsandhouses.org]. The cosy cottage is near Warsaw in Poland. In the winter the wood burning stove warms up the house in just a few hours. The walls are plastered in clay using wheat gluten as a final binding agent for the last coat. In the spring the living roof bursts into life. It's a truly beautiful place to be all year round. More natural homes at www.naturalhomes.org/timeline.htm

This beautiful straw bale cottage with clay plastered walls was built by Paulina near Warsaw, Poland.

Este es el domo de superadobe (tierra ensacada) en Permaforest Trust cerca de Brisbane, Australia. Proteger de la lluvia el techo de un domo, construido naturalmente, es bastante difícil. Este diseño utiliza un sistema inteligente de aletas esculpidas a mano, que canaliza la lluvia fuera de las paredes del domo, hacia tuberías de desagües en el suelo. Más casas naturales en www.naturalhomes.org/es/

An earthbag dome near Brisbane, Australia. Naturally built domes are difficult to protect from rain. This one has a clever solution.

Leen and his partner built their tiny cottage together in a little under 3 months with the occasional help of a few friends. The cottage is a half-roundwood timber frame with a roundwood reciprocal roof.

Výsledek obrázku pro cordwood houses

Výsledek obrázku pro cordwood houses

This is part of the collection of turf homes at Glaumbær Farm in Island. The guest room, on the left, was built in 1878 beside the earlier room on the right built in 1841. You can see more of the buildings in this extensive turf home complex with interconnecting corridors here: www.skagafjordur.is/default.asp?cat_id=1123. One of Iceland's most loved poets, Jónas Hallgrímsson, lived in the older of these two homes for a while.

We take you on a journey through the most beautiful natural homes in the world sharing natural building and natural living skills and inspiration.

the stone camp

the stone camp

You're looking at accommodation for nine people in the Welsh countryside, two of the natural homes at Cae Mabon in Wales. On the left is a timber framed building known as The Chalet because it ended up looking like it might belong to an alpine landscape. More at www.naturalhomes.org/timeline/caemabon-chalet.htm

These are some of the natural buildings at Cae Mabon in Wales. The cordwood like facade is a technique called 'log stack wall'. To the right is a cedar hogan, a hexagonal log building traditional to the Navajo people in the USA with a pine corbelled roof

The idea that you can build a structurally strong house with nothing more complicated than a bunch of bags, earth, clay and lime, plus some basic on-farm m

Earthbag Beehive House -The idea that you can build a structurally strong house with nothing more complicated than a bunch of bags, earth, clay and lime, plus some basic on-farm materials and plenty of hands on deck is pretty exciting.

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