These beautiful natural buildings are each less than 10 square meters, and sit overlooking the ocean, amongst the beautiful hills of Raglan, New Zealand.” – Living Big In A Tiny House
Read and see more about these Stunning Tiny Earth House Domes of Solscape at Living Big In A Tiny House. Follow Living Big in a Tiny House on Facebook and Twitter. Photo by Living Big In A Tiny House.
In a small forest in France’s Dordogne, self-taught carpenter Menthé built his home with a living roof and mud walls… The result is a charming and very cozy home that fits perfectly into the woodland.” – Kirsten Dirksen
via Art of living in a Dordogne’s tiny mud home with living roof – YouTube.
Steve Areen, a world traveler who has been visiting remote locations around the world, decided to put down a few roots in northeast Thailand. These roots grew into one of the most beautiful dome homes you may ever see. This work of art (that only cost $9,000 to build) sits in the middle of a mango farm that belongs to Steve’s friend Hajjar Gibran.” – Kent
See more of Steve Areen’s dome home in Thailand. Photos by Steve Areen.
The blackhouse is built on clay where the base stones of the wall stand on pebbles to prevent movement. The thick insulated walls of the home are built from two layers of dry stone with an infill of peat topped off with a layer of clay to prevent water getting in to the wall and then capped with turf which absorbs any excess water.” – Natural Homes
Learn more about How to build a Blackhouse
Cob building gets its name from the Old English term for “lump,” which refers to the lumps of clay-rich soil that were mixed with straw and then stomped into place to create monolithic earthen walls.” – Mother Earth News
Read about Cob Building Basics: DIY House of Earth and Straw
Cob building has been used for centuries in Europe but is relatively unknown in the U.S. In the summer of 2007, Hap and Lin journeyed to Oregon to learn cob building at the Cob Cottage Company, the home of Ianto Evans and Linda Smiley. They are the major force promoting cob building around the globe.” – Linda Egenes for Iowa Source
Read the whole story about Building a Cob House for $7000.
A cob home will have a very distinct and unique quality to it that you will not find among conventional homes. Living in a cob house is more than just abiding in a shelter. It includes a unique experience that is both uplifting and healthy.” – This Cob House
Read the 14 Characteristics of Cob Homes at This Cob House