“The structure of this beautiful cordwood & cob roundhouse was built in just 9 days with an amazing crew from Shift Bristol permaculture school. Inspired by traditional Celtic British dwellings, it is a rich and earthy place to sit by the fire and re-connect to our elemental nature.
“Welcome to the data base on African vernacular architecture.
There is very little information available on vernacular architecture of Africa…. this data base is the only source on line to view images of vernacular structures in every African country.
Classic Oromo roundhouse in Ethiopia. Note the woven walls.
“How would your life change if you never had to pay rent or interest on a mortgage again? I bet it would take a significant weight off your shoulders. It sure would for me.
Over time styles have changed, but good, fundamental house design principles that respond to climate, site and homeowner needs have not. This concept applies worldwide. Investigate and learn from traditional homes that have evolved from centuries of experience.
“The archetypical Bermuda house is a low, squared building with a stepped, white roof and pastel-painted walls, both of which are made out of stone. The roofs are designed to catch water, of which there is no fresh supply in Bermuda apart from rain. The walls are designed to restrict damage from hurricanes and are required by law to be able to withstand windspeeds of over 100 mph (160 km/h).”