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by naturalhomes
Sun Nov 27, 2011 6:55 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Strawbale in Bulgaria
Replies: 11
Views: 6050

Re: Strawbale in Bulgaria

I'd love to put your straw bale home on the Natural Homes Map http://naturalhomes.org/ecohousemap.htm take a look and tell me what you think
by naturalhomes
Sun May 01, 2011 7:27 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Please support the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
Replies: 1
Views: 2714

Please support the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

South Dekota, USA, is a long way away from the UK but social networking has made our world so much smaller. I run naturalhomes.org where I promote natural building. One of my members belongs to a Native American tribe in South Dakota where the housing is poor and the nearest organic fresh food shop ...
by naturalhomes
Mon Nov 23, 2009 10:55 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Just for fun... which ecoHouse do you like best
Replies: 5
Views: 1752

Re: Just for fun... which ecoHouse do you like best

Polish 'country' planning laws are WONDERFUL. Each region of Poland has an area (say 10ha) above which you automatically get planning permission to build a house and barns etc to farm or manage the land. Asia, a neighbour, bought her 10ha and started a lavender farm http://www.lawendowepole.pl/ You ...
by naturalhomes
Sat Nov 21, 2009 7:16 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Just for fun... which ecoHouse do you like best
Replies: 5
Views: 1752

Re: Just for fun... which ecoHouse do you like best

They will all be different. The first will be a roundhouse with reciprocal living roof. It's being built by Tony Wrench. See http://greenhamlet.com?whatson

Oliver
by naturalhomes
Sat Nov 21, 2009 12:46 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Volunteer available!
Replies: 1
Views: 940

Re: Volunteer available!

Not strawbale but take a look here: http://greenhamlet.com?whatson
by naturalhomes
Sat Nov 21, 2009 12:42 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: That Roundhouse Workshop July 2010, Tony Wrench
Replies: 0
Views: 997

That Roundhouse Workshop July 2010, Tony Wrench

Tony Wrench, of http://thatroundhouse.info , is running a workshop building a low impact cordwood roundhouse with reciprocal green roof in Poland in July 2010. You can see details at Green Hamlet here: http://greenhamlet.com?whatson There is also selection of 'Selfsufficient' workshops run by member...
by naturalhomes
Mon Mar 23, 2009 5:09 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: I have the land...
Replies: 13
Views: 2420

Re: I have the land...

Hi, I don't think you are mad but... If you plan on offering advertising you need a channel that has some traffic in it. Like 1,000's of cars passing the house each day that will see a sign of adverts or a website with lots of hits per day. On the latter I can help you. My website http://naturalhome...
by naturalhomes
Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:59 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Just for fun... which ecoHouse do you like best
Replies: 5
Views: 1752

Just for fun... which ecoHouse do you like best

Hi All, There is a vote on http://greenhamlet.com where you can vote for which of six houses in Europe you like the best. In the UK one is Ben Law's house and the other Tony Wrench (the secret round house). The others are in Poland, Estonia and Romania. There are links to each of the builder's websi...
by naturalhomes
Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:46 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: straw bale build - small scale
Replies: 5
Views: 2293

Re: straw bale build - small scale

I guess this will have lots of information for you too. 151 strawbale houses around the World with links to the owner's blog or website:

http://naturalhomes.org/ecohouselist.htm?strawbale

Regards, Oliver
by naturalhomes
Thu Nov 01, 2007 12:09 am
Forum: Green Building
Topic: eco-house survey results on naturalhomes.org
Replies: 1
Views: 1261

eco-house survey results on naturalhomes.org

If you are thinking about building or buying an eco-house you might be interested in the results from the naturalhomes.org survey. It shows that there is a slight reluctance to buy straw bale structures compared to earthen structures in both Europe and the Americas but much more pronounced in the Am...
by naturalhomes
Wed Oct 31, 2007 2:46 am
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Would you buy a straw bale house?
Replies: 27
Views: 9661

Hi Super Niki,

I think you are thinking of green oak with 'wattle and daub', a mixture of straw and clay supported by hazel sticks between the oak structure.

I agree... fantastic houses.

Oliver
by naturalhomes
Tue Oct 09, 2007 10:33 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Would you buy a straw bale house?
Replies: 27
Views: 9661

Hello frozenthunderbolt,

Maybe this site will be interesting for you http://www.greenershelter.org/

Oliver
by naturalhomes
Mon Oct 01, 2007 1:08 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Would you buy a straw bale house?
Replies: 27
Views: 9661

Would you buy a straw bale house?

Naturalhomes is running a vote for October asking, "If I were to invest in an eco-house I would buy a..." You can vote here... If you were going to buy an eco-house what would you be happy investing your money in? If you vote it would be interesting to know your reasoning. What are you concerned abo...
by naturalhomes
Fri Sep 28, 2007 4:55 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Women build beautiful homes
Replies: 3
Views: 2345

Hi Trinity,

If you are interested there are lots of straw bale homes to look at here:

http://naturalhomes.org/homesmap.htm

Oliver
by naturalhomes
Sat Sep 22, 2007 4:41 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Women build beautiful homes
Replies: 3
Views: 2345

Women build beautiful homes

I hope this article inspires others to build a straw bale home. At least volunteer your time to help someone build their eco-friendly house.

http://naturalhomes.org/amazonails.htm

Does anyone know about other women builders?

Oliver