“64-year-old architect Octavio Mendoza literally baked the house that he lives in. He calls the 5,400 square foot house ‘the biggest piece of pottery in the world’. Casa Terracotta, or Casa Barro in Spanish, was built exclusively by hand using clay and baked in the sun. Located in Villa de Leyva, a colonial mountain village in Colombia, it is also known to locals as the ‘Casa de Flintstone’ or Flintstone House.
Habitech Earth Block Building
“Habitech Center is a research and development center for building components and building technology at the School of Engineering and Technology (SET) of Asian Institute of Technology, Pathumthani (AIT), Thailand.
Hyperadobe Quick Wall Machine
Thanks to Jaime Marin for this excellent find. This video shows how to build and use a handmade tube filler to make hyperadobe (raschel mesh) earthbag walls. The machine holds the funnel in place to help fill the tube and then rolls backwards down the wall. Note how they’re not using barbed wire because they’re using mesh, and the project is probably not in an earthquake zone. By the way, always use barbed wire on domes.
Dr. Sunny Cai’s Earthbag Domes and New Website
“Dr. Sunny Cai (Liang-Juei Cai), Ph.D (in Ecological and Chinese Ancient Architecture), now retired from University and living in Taiwan, is an author and professor specializing in the field of ancient and ecological architectural planning and design. Dr. Sunny not only attempts to build houses with high standards, incorporate carbon reduction but also rummages raw materials, which is recorded in China’s ancient architectural books, to solve environmental pollution issues. Dr. Sunny, as a volunteer, tries to help people who are eager to build a comfortable and green house.
Earth Home Advantages & Disadvantages
“Living a Green life in an Eco-friendly earth home is an excellent way you can decrease your effects on the planet, and there are many styles from which to choose. If you’re considering earth homes, there are pros and cons of these homes in which you should be aware.
Earth Home Thailand (Maejo Baandin)
“The label “natural building” can refer to a wide variety of construction methods and materials. The natural buildings that we build at Earth Home are made from wood, clay, sand, rice husks, straw and water. Some cement is used in the foundation of the buildings. Since roofs are the most expensive element in the entire … Read more