“Take a tour of the Maitreya Eco-Village with Robert Bolman. The Maitreya Eco-village is one of the many homes on the “BRING it home” tour of homes and gardens.”
“Eric Maddern creates an award-winning “Shangri-la” of natural building in Snowdonia. His buildings re-create indigenous house styles around the world, using natural materials such as wood, mud and straw. He has an octagonal Native American hogan with reciprocal frame roof, strawbale walls and a lime render, a roundhouse with thatched roof, a cob cottage, a cordwood log lodge and a real-life replica of a Hobbit hut!”
“Our vision is a world in which people everywhere can lead happy, healthy lives within the natural limits of the planet, leaving space for wildlife and wilderness.
“This training took place December 2011 in Nariño, the southern border of Colombia with Ecuador. During 2 days we gave all the basic construction tools to a bunch of very happy and enthusiastic locals which were amazed at learning a new earth based construction method, an evolution of their own local architecture!”
This discovery shows how to make stronger, longer lasting concrete with far less energy. A green type of concrete like this could replace Portland concrete, which is viewed negatively by many due to its adverse environmental impact.
Thanks to Richard F. for suggesting this site. It’s a page of fun Norwegian Houses in Thai language. This site shows how natural building methods are spreading around the world. The focus here seems to be on living roofs/green roofs.