On Canada's Vancouver Island you will find this [www.naturalhomes....] a beautiful example of storybook architecture built by two creative natural builders, Timothy and Daniel [www.lindcroft.com]. The cottage was built with local douglas fir, logged and cut with a portable sawmill. The roof is cedar shingles (shakes) hand split and steamed to make them supple enough to follow the curves of the roof.
Benito Hernandez stands outside his desert home in Mexico's northern state of Coahuila. (Photo credit: Reuters)
Facade of the "Porcelain House", built by Chinese collector Zhang Lianzhi, on November 1, 2008 in the Heping district of Tianjin, China.