UK School Kids Build Earthbag Home and Embrace Nepali Culture

I just got this news from Good Earth Global: This summer, we welcomed 38 enthusiastic high school students with their teachers from Nether Stowe, Francis Holland, Southam College, UK to Nepal for a life-changing experience. They participated in a service trip and built an earthquake-resistant and sustainable Earthbag house for single mother Kamala and her … Read more

Rainy Hill Retreat in Melbourne

‘Rainy Hill Retreat’ is a four-bedroom mud brick bungalow surrounded by bird life and landscaped gardens near Melbourne, Australia. Natural light pours into the open living, kitchen and dining areas thanks to the 7m-high ceilings and glass foyer entry. Whitewashed mud bricks and timber posts are consistent finishes throughout the home as well as the … Read more

The Stories That Old Australian Walls Reveal

Curious wanderers comb the Australian landscape, exploring derelict homes and other deserted buildings, ultimately preserving their memory through photography. They join social media groups in their thousands, sharing their discoveries with one another. Old & Abandoned Australia currently boasts more than 200,000 members. Greg Davis, administrator for the group, says “It’s just grown and grown.”The … Read more

Traditional Elm Bark Lodges Return to the Great Lakes

The Great Lakes Lifeways Institute is joining forces with Indigenous nations in Minnesota and Ontario to build three elm bark community lodges as part of a growing effort to bring traditional lodges back to the region after more than 100 years. “These grassroots projects brought together dozens of people, created powerful collaborative synergy between diverse … Read more

The First Earthship on Prince Edward Island is Still Working Great

After 10 years the first Earthship on Prince Edward Island in Canada, builder Jordan Cameron is glad to see that its features are still working as intended. He began the project in 2013 when he was 21 and relatively fresh out of College and had spent several years dreaming of building his first project. Like … Read more

Montana Couple Build Their Cob House and Business

Daniel and Katharine Ray in Victor, Montana are living in a home created by their own hands, and now they’re teaching others how to do it themselves. For two years they worked on their house on their 5-acre property, building primarily out of cob sourced locally. “Cob has to be mixed together on a tarp. … Read more