Keyword: natural building

    Earthbag Building

    Earthbag Building

    The Tools, Tricks and Techniques

    Over seventy percent of Americans cannot afford to own a code-enforced, contractor-built home. This has led to widespread interest in using natural materials -- straw, cob, and earth -- for building homes and other buildings that are inexpensive, …

    Timber Framing for the Rest of Us

    Timber Framing for the Rest of Us

    A Guide to Contemporary Post and Beam Construction

    Many natural building methods rely upon the use of post and beam frame structures that are then in-filled with straw, cob, cordwood, or more conventional wall materials. But traditional timber framing employs the use of finely crafted jointing and …