Earthen Floors, a book all about installing and living with earth-based floor systems, is due out April 1, 2014. The first of its kind dedicated solely to the art of making inexpensive, durable, and beautiful floors made mostly of sand, clay, and fiber. There are a host of books that touch upon the topic of floors, but few that delve very deeply into the nitty gritty details. This will be a welcome addition to the natural building library.

'Earthen Floors' by Sukita Reay Crimmel and James Thomson - Green Homes

Exciting news on the natural building book front — Earthen Floors, a book all about installing and living with earth-based floor systems, is due out April Written by two very experienced natural builders, Sukita Reay Crimmel and James

Inside a #PassiveSolar natural home in Denmark, made from cob and a thatch roof. Simple details. Hand built. Beautiful home. More photos and a little explanation here: www.kmldesign.wordpress.com/2014/09/03/a-sustainable-house-made-of-clay/

{Inside a Passive Solar natural home in Denmark, made from cob and a thatch roof.

House Alive! Cob and Natural Building Workshops | Picture Galleries

beautiful work of House Alive who worked with Earth Tipi to build the first cob house on the Pine Ridge Reservation SD USA

House Alive! Cob and Natural Building Workshops

We are a worldwide leader in teaching people how to build houses, using natural, local materials. We focus on simplicity, accessibility and beauty!

10 Straw-bale homes – an eco-friendly alternative to explore

10 Straw-bale homes – an eco-friendly alternative to explore

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Build Naturally...Blog: What is a Rubble Trench Foundation?

BUILDING PERMITS Rubble trench foundations meet the requirements and the intent of U. building codes, however, since this system is not sp.

Clay paint is very easy to make and can lend even drywall a very earthen appearance. As natural builder, clay paint is a great way to give color to a home.For some reason, it’s taken me a long time to try mixing up and using a clay paint (also known as a clay alis). Whatever the reason is, after attending the Natural Building Colloquium in October and talking to several folks about the ease of applying clay finishes on drywall, I knew I finally had to try it out in our new home here in…

Clay paint is very easy to make and can lend even drywall a very earthen appearance. As natural builder, clay paint is a great way to give color to a home.(also known as a clay alis).

This is a hempcrete cottage. Hempcrete is a mixture of hemp and lime, a lightweight construction material that can be used for walls, insulation of roofs and floors and as part of timber-framed buildings. More, including video, at www.naturalhomes.org/naturalhomes3rd.htm#hempcrete

This is a hempcrete cottage. Hempcrete is a mixture of hemp and lime, a lightweight construction material that can be used for walls, insulation of roofs and floors and as part of timber-framed buildings.

"Using Hemp in Construction" Hempcrete is a natural building material with excellent qualities. It is breathable and has exceptional thermal performance. From MOTHER EARTH NEWS

Using Hemp in Construction - Green Homes

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Natural Homebuilding and The Code: A Quick-Start Guide For Owner-Builders

Want to build a cordwood, strawbale, cob, or earthship home? Check here first for info on how to build LEGALLY and SAFELY

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