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

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

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

Cob Houses, Nice Houses, Straw Bales, Tiny House, Natural Building, Green Building, Building Ideas, Rammed Earth, Playhouses

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

Natural Building and the Code | Cordwood | Strawbale | Earthship | Cob | Homebuilding Ideas

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

Kristen fell in love with cob after visiting a cob building site and immediately started to draw up plans for her home. She wanted a house that was able to breath, with soft shapes and built from 100% natural materials. More including video at www.naturalhomes.org/dyssekilde-ecovillage.htm

Kristen fell in love with cob after visiting a cob building site and immediately started to draw up plans for her home. She wanted a house that was able to breath, with soft shapes and built from natural materials. More including video at www.

Hempcrete is a natural building material. Energy-efficient, non-toxic and resistant to mold, insects and fire.

Hempcrete is an amazing natural building material. Energy-efficient, non-toxic and resistant to mold, insects and fire. If we build anything with bricks, we're using hempcrete bricks.

Earth Home Instructor Brings Her Vision To 'Completion'

Hybrid Dome built by Earthen Shelter. This dome was built out of natural materials like cob and straw in the high desert of southern CA.

Common cordwood myths say that you can't mix wood and concrete because it will rot. But will it? Follow these 9 tips to avoid rot in your cordwood build

How to Prevent Rot in your Cordwood Walls

Cob is a mixture of clay, sand and straw that can be worked like clay and sculpted into free-form structures including houses, commercial buildings, garden walls, benches, ovens and more.

All About Cob: A Sculptural, Natural Building Material

location of tree branch for extra storage Inspiration for U-Shape Kitchen in a Tiny House - check out the cup holder too!

Learn about the benefits of earthen floors and how to install them yourself.

Natural Building with Earthen Floors - Green Homes

Earthen floors are good for thermal mass and the environment. Natural Building with Earthen Floors - Green Homes - MOTHER EARTH NEWS

Hybrid Dome built by Earthen Shelter. This dome was built out of natural materials like cob and straw in the high desert of southern CA. Click here for more photos.

Why Reusable Bags Are Better For You AND The World

we-are-all-one-tribe: “ cosmofilius: “ voiceofnature: “ Hybrid Dome built by Earthen Shelter. This dome was built out of natural materials like cob and straw in the high desert of southern CA.

A profile of a typical cob and thatch building, illustrating wall details.

Cob Building Basics: DIY House of Earth and Straw - Green Homes

Learn the proper technique for building a cob wall. with our climate, we probably won't be doing cob exterior, but you never know

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