Cut Housing Costs with Communal Structures

Let’s say you have a group of friends who want to build sustainable homes near each other. Maybe you want to build an ecovillage or something similar. Communal structures with shared facilities for toilets, showers, cooking, laundry, Internet access and group meetings are a great way to cut housing costs. For example, everyone doesn’t need … Read more

Earthbag Experiment

This post is from a website called Hybrid Willows. It covers the construction of an experimental earthbag dome shelter. In early 2009 I decided to try to build an earthbag dome shelter in the woods. Without much preparation or knowledge, I started in early May to clear and dig the site so I could fit … Read more