In today’s video we meet my friend Jim again who takes some very long trips in his minivan. We see some drastic improvements in his cozy little Kia Sedona home-on-wheels over the video of it last year, especially in his bed [and kitchen!] which I think is brilliant in design and execution!
Natural builders have to figure out where to live while their sustainable home is under construction. This may mean dealing with some less than ideal choices.
Yesterday’s blog post about the free book Build it With Bales was a big hit and so I decided to add this ebook. Besides making useful temporary shelter for living in while you build something more permanent, a lot can be learned from building structures like this.
Most of the housing solutions we discuss here at Natural Building Blog utilize ultra low cost materials such as soil for earthbags, adobes or CEBs, poles from local forests, straw bales and other locally sourced sustainable materials. Houses built like this are very strong and durable. They’re primarily for permanent housing. But what if you need temporary housing to live in while your main house is being built? While a mobile home/camper would suffice, consider the benefits of building temporary housing. The temporary housing solution outlined here is designed for speed and ease of construction at low cost.