“It’s been ten years since we designed and built our house, so it seems appropriate to start an occasional series about it all. Building your own house has to be one of the most exhilarating and exciting things anyone can do in their lives. (It’s also expensive, exhausting and stressful too, but we wont go there for now…)
“The sod house or “soddy” was a successor to the log cabin during frontier settlement of Canada and the United States. The prairie lacked standard building materials such as wood or stone; however, sod from thickly-rooted prairie grass was abundant. Prairie grass had a much thicker, tougher root structure than modern landscaping grass.
Jason’s Cordwood House
“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.”
Eco-friendly Roof Styles to Give a Distinct Look to Your House
“Everyone loves to have a dwelling quite exclusive from others. But constructing a new house or even reconstructing any portion of it is a daunting task. Consider the roof styles – so many modern designs and trends are there now. Why don’t you explore some eco-friendly options for new roof? You can enjoy so many advantages of these roof styles. Eco-friendly roofs are energy-efficient, durable, environment friendly and also a great insulator for your home.
Take a quick look at these ecological roof styles suitable for your residence… Who knows you might find one of your choices!
LiveRoof Living Roofs
“LiveRoof® combines the best features of all green roof systems:
• Natural Function/ Natural Beauty of built-in-place systems
• Speed of installation of modules
• Prevegetation of carpet systems
• Plant diversity of 65mm – 150mm of soil.
Tumblr Hobbit House Photos
These are by far the best photos I’ve seen of hobbit houses from the Hobbit movie set. There are hundreds of professional quality, high res, clear, sharp photos from every angle. Hobbit folks will certainly love the photos.