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    Cordwood Construction - A sweet cabin made of 90% recycled materials: stone, wood siding from crates, cordwood repurposed from an arborist, Celtic decorated timbers, a home made arched door with incredible hinges and an antler for a handle. This is Don Noe's creation in Oregon.

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Quaint Tiny Stone Cottage amidst huge pines, tucked away next to a stream. Also: a secluded Hot Tub across a stone bridge, a wood-burning fireplace, Wi-Fi, and a Fire Pit. And an adorable little stone outbuilding 'The Bird House,' with a sleeping loft. And, it's heated in the winter. A perfect tiny home to rent.

Tiny Earthbag Homes, why not build a place to store planting materials, a garden workshop?

This is a 9 step guide to building a straw bale roundhouse with a reciprocal green roof.

it's a thought ... dirt cheap....earthbag building is also known as superadobe, flexible-form rammed earth or sandbag construction. Whatever you call it, it is earthquake resistant, flood resistant, hurricane resistant, fire resistant and termite proof ... perhaps a little paint ... perhaps a good technique for a chicken coop ...

earthbag house under construction | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

This unique, almost Hobbit-like earth-sheltered spiral design includes a large grow bed, exposed timber ceiling and living roof. Ample light is provided by the window wall next to the grow bed, windows, skylight and suntubes. 740 sq. ft. interior, 1 bedroom, 1 bath; footprint: 31' x 40'

Earthbag construction, followed by cob outer surface around all sides of shipping cargo container that provides additional INSULATION !!!

Cob House - Start with a clay model. OMG I was just thinking about doing this the other day!

Money-maker: the 'earthship generates enough solar electricity that it actually earns Daren Howarth and his partner money

Sustainable Green Buildings - Sustainable Green Building Designs at earthship.com

10 Reasons Why EarthShips Are F!#%ing Awesome When people hear about sustainable, off-the-grid living, they usually picture primitive homes divorced from the comforts of the 21st century. And rightfully so, as most sustainable solutions proposed until now have fit that description. Earthships, however, offer all of the comforts of modern homes and more. I’ll let these pictures do the talking…

Combo hallway and greenhouse, growing your own veggies and fruit...stays around 70 degrees year round.

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Strawbale House by mellingmorse, via Flickr

2 small straw bales outside of Durango, CO

After finishing the A-frame, Mr. Gundersen built a 100-by-20-foot solar greenhouse next door with thick straw-bale walls on three sides, banked into the north slope. Photo: Paul Kelley for The New York Times

After finishing the A-frame, Mr. Gundersen built a 100-by-20-foot solar greenhouse next door with thick straw-bale walls on three sides, banked into the north slope. Photo: Paul Kelley for The New York Times

Cordwood Construction project in Finland. www.heidivilkman.... go to the Eco link.

The compound.... strawbale of course. Probably do a main living/kitchen pod, a sleeping pod, and a toilet/laundry pod, of course with the awesome outdoor kitchen Maggie keeps asking for. And the courtyard would of course be a kitchen garden.

i have been interested in straw bale homes for years...this one is adorable