This tiny house is beautiful. It’s cleverly designed, skillfully built, warm, well insulated and cozy. What truly makes it a home though is the story of it’s DIY construction and how a loving and supportive family and community came together to make this young woman’s dream possible.
First Steps Himalaya, a New Zealand based NGO, is doing an excellent job on the six-classroom school in Sindhupalchok, Nepal. There was a Spanish documentary film crew on site that interviewed me and asked for my impression of the school. I described the school “as strong as an army bunker. The massive earthbag walls could withstand grenades, rifle bullets and even a crash from a speeding vehicle”. The quality of construction is on par with Good Earth Nepal that organized my trip.
People often ask us about natural building employment, training and career advice. The following advert is an example of how students can gain natural building skills on the cheap.
“Architecture has always determined the human world, from eccentric structures to the greatest monuments. But a rebellion is under way, led by a new breed of architect that puts people before icons — architects using the tools of their trade to restructure their surroundings and redefine their profession.
“LILI was founded in 2001 by two members of Redfield Community. The community itself was founded in 1978, and in 2001 had solar hot water, compost loos, straw-bale buildings, organic gardens, orchards, soft fruit, bees, sheep, chickens, natural paints, lime, wood stoves, and one member was experimenting with making biodiesel from waste cooking oil.
“Building a better world… one community at a time. Sharing knowledge and pictures of community building and other Permaculture projects.