“Texas Natural Builders will be building a timber framed cordwood home called Paha Wakan (The Sacred Mountain), originally designed by Kelly Hart and modified by TNB, on the Pine Ridge Lakota Reservation in South Dakota starting June 1, 2014-August 31, 2014.
“Jason and Alayne discovered this great foundation that was built with a wise eye towards passive solar design and insulative walls. They are now building a home incorporating other smart features such as cordwood walls and a living roof which will have rainwater pumped with a solar pump up to it, irrigating the roof and keeping the house cool.”
Earth Plaster * Straw Bale * Cordwood * Cob * Living Roofs
“Clarke Snell and Timothy L. Callahan, whose popular Good House Book helped environmentally-minded readers create an earth-friendly home, have returned with a photo-packed, amazingly complete, start-to-finish guide to “green” housebuilding.
It’s grueling hard work surfing the Internet for beautiful natural homes, but someone’s got to do it! Today’s website features two stunning roundhouses that can be rented out for vacations.
“Staying in our Roundhouses in Cornwall is a truly magical experience. It offers the perfect combination: back-to-nature living, without compromising on all the luxuries you would dream of for a perfect Green Holiday. Roomy, with comfortable beds, cosy wood burners and beautiful lanterns, this is luxurious Eco Living! This year we have two Roundhouses, situated in the orchard and large vegetable garden. The Roundhouses provide a unique family holiday or honeymoon destination.
Specifications: 776 sq. ft. interior, 2 bedroom, 1 bath, Footprint: 30′ x 35′
Description: This simple yet practical home plan is shown with cordwood walls. The same house can be made with earthbags, straw bales, adobe, stone and other materials.
“Here are just a few of the great variety of special effects that people have incorporated into their cordwood masonry. Go to our Book and Media page for a description of our CD on the subject with over 60 captioned images. How to make bottle-ends and special designs is included on the CD.” Source: Earthwood … Read more