Dreams of Living in a Straw Bale House

Collection by Susan Tait


I dream of one day building a strawbale house...out in the country surrounded by good friends and family...growing my own veggies...and living off the grid...But I must remember , it's just a dream :)

Susan Tait
The round fireplace opening is so welcoming! Love, it kinda reminds me of a Hobbit Hole in TLOTR

The Hobbit Fireplace...A Perfect Place to Settle IN with J.R.R.Tolkien!

A heartwarming hobbit fireplace plus your favorite chair equals a perfect place to curl up with a book by J.R.R.Tolkien!

Make a solar water heater for under $5

Make a Solar Water Heater for Under $5

Instructables user, TheNaib, has written a tutorial on how to create a solar thermal water heater for under five dollars. It will involve a fair amount of DIY, but nothing too complicated. It's designed as a fun project, but with some tweaking it could

Cob home!
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Cob home!

Traditional House On Greek Island by Zege | Decoholic

Read blog post about Traditional House On Greek Island by Zege & check out the best design ideas! Click for more.

Want this book. How to Build a Cob House Step by Step

Build a Cob House Black Friday Book Sale

Build a Cob House: A Step-By-Step Guide eBook

Instead of throwing those glass bottles away, many folks have wondered how to recycle and build with these ubiquitous items. :: a glass bottled wall! This photo show walls being constructed on a build in New Mexico by Mike Reynolds at one of his “earthships”.


A beautiful tranquil living room. Makes you wonder what the rest of the house is blessed with!
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Heiner Orth

Photographer time for me today and I'm loving the portfolio of German snapper Heiner Orth . Loo...

Earthwood Building Techniques Good addition to partition rooms in a home I would add bottles too!

Earthwood Building School

May 4, 2019: Open House at Earthwood. Click on the top item on the list to the right for more information. >>> Earthwood Building School of West Chazy, NY, has conducted one – to five-day workshops in Cordwood Masonry and Earth Sheltered Housing since 1981. This website now includes all of our 2019 Cordwood and Earthwood Techniques …

how to build a solar powered hot water heater

Solar Batch Water Heater With Stock Tank Enclosure

This simple solar batch water heater uses a galvanized stock watering tank as the outer casing

I always wondered how they built those ceilings

Alternative Home Building Techniques | Hunker

Somewhere between the green movement and the push to save greenbacks, homes constructed with alternative home-building techniques are becoming increasingly popular.

This masonry heater doubles as the staircase - excellent use of space.

Masonry Heaters - Firespeaking

If you are interested in heating your home with wood, masonry heating is an excellent choice. While they may look like conventional fireplaces…. masonry heaters have channels inside them that absorb much more of the heat generated by the fire and then give that heat off into the space they are heating over a longer ... Read Full Post ...

Beautiful cob home interior


Explore Gary Zuker's photos on Flickr. Gary Zuker has uploaded 54 photos to Flickr.

Ornate cob. Such a great construction material. Very green, very energy efficient, very inexpensive. Lends itself to all sorts of artistic possibilities.

Ornate cob. Such a great construction material. Very green, very energy efficient, very inexpensive. Lends itself to all sorts of artistic possibilities.

the flowers in the deep-set arched window


the flowers in the deep-set arched window

Perfect Ambiance For Reading

Perfect Ambiance For Reading

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Straw bale greenhouse.

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T he purpose of our project is to construct and document a biointensive passive solar greenhouse and offer the teaching material to city, suburb and rural households as a method of growing...