Earthen Floors, a book all about installing and living with earth-based floor systems, is due out April 1, 2014. The first of its kind dedicated solely to the art of making inexpensive, durable, and beautiful floors made mostly of sand, clay, and fiber. There are a host of books that touch upon the topic of floors, but few that delve very deeply into the nitty gritty details. This will be a welcome addition to the natural building library.

'Earthen Floors' by Sukita Reay Crimmel and James Thomson - Green Homes

Exciting news on the natural building book front — Earthen Floors, a book all about installing and living with earth-based floor systems, is due out April Written by two very experienced natural builders, Sukita Reay Crimmel and James

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Koh Kood is a remote island situated in the east of Thailand, known for its pure waterfalls, crystal clear waters and traditional village l.

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Natural Homebuilding and The Code: A Quick-Start Guide For Owner-Builders

Want to build a cordwood, strawbale, cob, or earthship home? Check here first for info on how to build LEGALLY and SAFELY

Cob is a mixture of clay, sand and straw that can be worked like clay and sculpted into free-form structures including houses, commercial buildings, garden walls, benches, ovens and more.

All About Cob: A Sculptural, Natural Building Material

location of tree branch for extra storage Inspiration for U-Shape Kitchen in a Tiny House - check out the cup holder too!

Kristen fell in love with cob after visiting a cob building site and immediately started to draw up plans for her home. She wanted a house that was able to breath, with soft shapes and built from 100% natural materials. More including video at www.naturalhomes.org/dyssekilde-ecovillage.htm

Kristen fell in love with cob after visiting a cob building site and immediately started to draw up plans for her home. She wanted a house that was able to breath, with soft shapes and built from natural materials. More including video at www.

Hempcrete is a natural building material. Energy-efficient, non-toxic and resistant to mold, insects and fire.

Hempcrete is an amazing natural building material. Energy-efficient, non-toxic and resistant to mold, insects and fire. If we build anything with bricks, we're using hempcrete bricks.

Kristen fell in love with cob after visiting a cob building site and immediately started to draw up plans for her home. She wanted a house that was able to breath, with soft shapes and built from 100% natural materials. More including video at www.naturalhomes.org/dyssekilde-ecovillage.htm

3 Simple Ways To Be Eco Friendly Every Day

Kristen fell in love with cob after visiting a cob building site and immediately started to draw up plans for her home. She wanted a house that was able to breath, with soft shapes and built from natural materials. More including video at www.

earthen floor with natural stones (Dirt Craft Natural Building)

My first step onto an earthen floor (sometimes called a 'poured adobe' floor) awakened me. My toes immediately curled to caress it, to feel its leathery

A profile of a typical cob and thatch building, illustrating wall details.

Cob Building Basics: DIY House of Earth and Straw - Green Homes

Learn the proper technique for building a cob wall. with our climate, we probably won't be doing cob exterior, but you never know

Kristen fell in love with cob after visiting a cob building site and immediately started to draw up plans for her home. She wanted a house that was able to breath, with soft shapes and built from 100% natural materials. More including video at www.naturalhomes.org/dyssekilde-ecovillage.htm

Kristen fell in love with cob after visiting a cob building site and immediately started to draw up plans for her home. She wanted a house that was able to breath, with soft shapes and built from natural materials. More including video at www.

Earthbag shelter, loft 2nd floor, family alcove w RMH benches around, screened…

Adobe and Cob home in San Pablo Etla, Oaxaca, Mexico. Many of the windows in the home are round and much of the furniture is made from cob. Bottom right of the picture shows a cob staircase leading to a sleeping loft

Learn about the benefits of earthen floors and how to install them yourself.

Natural Building with Earthen Floors - Green Homes

Earthen floors are good for thermal mass and the environment. Natural Building with Earthen Floors - Green Homes - MOTHER EARTH NEWS

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Extraordinary Off-Grid Hobbit Home in Wales Only Cost £3,000 to Build

Tafline Laylin Help Save This Incredible Hobbit Home in Wales From Imminent Demolition! Read more: Help Save This Incredible Hobbit Home in Wales From Imminent Demolition

Here's another inspiring earthbag construction for fans of natural homes out there!   The Shantikuthi Earthbag Spiral House is called such because its walls were built in a spiral pattern. Its roof also has a spiral garden where visitors can harvest seeds to bring home and plant in their own yard.  Learn more about it and view the slideshow of the building process on our site! :)

Why Reusable Bags Are Better For You AND The World

Here's another inspiring earthbag construction for fans of natural homes out there! The Shantikuthi Earthbag Spiral House is called such because its walls were built in a spiral pattern. Its roof also has a spiral garden where visitors can harvest seeds

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