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Category Archive: Natural Building

Off-grid straw bale homestead in Colorado

How would you like your own off-grid homestead? This small straw bale house is available and comes with 40 acres of land on Colorado’s Western Slope. Half the land is irrigated farmland while… Continue reading

A Pueblo-style solar house in Santa Fe

An attractive little Pueblo Revival style home is now on the market in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Pueblo-style buildings imitate the traditional homes built by the Pueblo peoples of the American Southwest, who… Continue reading

A storybook cob cottage

Cob is an age-old method of building that can be used to create very unique organically-shaped structures. This particular example, called the Cob Cottage, is situated on Mayne Island, a quiet and laid-back… Continue reading

An off-grid cob retreat on a private bluff

Stoltz Bluff Eco-Retreat sits on 40 acres of private forest land overlooking a river valley on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. The small house was designed and hand-built by owners Tonya and Leon using… Continue reading

A straw bale cabin | AATA Arquitectos

This small cabin in a rural area of central Chile uses little energy and has a low carbon footprint. AATA Arquitectos designed the cabin, opting for a two level floor plan to minimize… Continue reading

A low-impact woodland home by Simon Dale

Simon Dale and Jasmine Saville are concerned about the affects of fossil fuel use on the environment. To minimize their own environmental impact, they designed their own low-impact home in Wales. Simon and… Continue reading