“Artist Ezio Cusi’s house is a work of art —and also built smart. The timber-framed house with light clay walls is made with mostly local natural materials.
Wow, what am amazing collection of beautiful homes and gardens. Almost every comment on YouTube uses the words “wow” and “amazing”, and it’s easy to see why. Many of these ideas can be built on a limited budget with natural materials.
As I’ve been saying repeatedly, most of the ideas for tiny houses apply to building small DIY homes out of natural materials such as earthbags, straw bales, etc. Tiny houses and small homes in general share much in common, and therefore it’s very much worth the time and effort to learn about what’s going on in both types of housing movements. With that in mind I’ve compiled notes of some important concepts that were covered in the recent Tiny House Summit.
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Over the last few years I’ve watched hundreds of house design videos. I put the best tiny house videos on our Natural Building Blog to make it quick and easy for our readers to find quality content. Some people can’t get enough, so if you want a wider selection of content then I recommend Tiny House Magazine that covers the tiny house movement in more depth. And don’t forget about the free upcoming Tiny House Summit.
“Rising Earth Natural Building represents the professional activities of ecological designer, building contractor, and community facilitator Michael McDonough. Primary work is sustainable design/build with elemental materials (stone, earth, wood, straw) in residential and public contexts.