ESCAPE – Transportable & Ready to Live-in

We hand-craft every ESCAPE in our climate-controlled facility and incorporate details you cannot find anywhere else in this industry. ESCAPE has many advantages: it’s mobile and is delivered ready to live-in, it can be delivered to you anywhere and is incredibly affordable for this much quality…” – ESCAPE

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The Winckler – A Storybook Cottage by Lindcroft

The cottage, called Winckler, was built with local douglas fir, logged and cut with a portable sawmill. The roof is cedar shingles (shakes) hand split and steamed to make them supple enough to follow the curves of the roof.  The cedar door and windows, like the rest of the house, are all handmade.” –

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Laughing House in Oregon by The Cob Cottage Company

Hidden away in a lush Oregon woodland near Coquille, OR, USA is a collection of tiny cob homes with names like Dawn and Dusk and the jewel among them is the the home of Ianto and Linda called Laughing House. Ianto and Linda run the Cob Cottage Company sharing their many years of natural building experience and philosophy with what must now add up to hundreds of people from all over the world.” – Natural Homes

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Heidi’s Natural Home in Southern Finland.

This is Heidi’s cottage, ‘Elaman Puu’, which means Tree of Life. It’s built with a variety of natural building techniques with a rubble trench, earthbag stem walls dressed in stone, birch bark damp-proof membrane beneath the straw bales on the northern walls with cob and cordwood to the south and a reciprocal roof on a roundwood frame. All of the materials were harvested locally…” – Natural Homes

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A Tiny House Photo Tour

Here’s what you see when you open the tiny front door- most of the house. Having spaces flow into each other and adding natural light from plenty of windows makes the house feel bigger. This week I’d like to take you on a photo tour of Brittany Yunker’s 165 s.f….”

Sun Ray Kelly – Hand Made Houses in Washington – Video

Sun Ray Kelly has been getting pretty popular in the last few years! He’s got a article in the New York Times and an episode of Cribs on MTV! His houses were pretty famous locally too while growing up in the Skagit Valley, North of Seattle but I never met the man. As high school kids we’d drive up the long gravel road to his property check out the “Wizard Houses” as we’d call them then speed away before anyone saw us.

Shipping container family home: building blocks in Redwoods

Even if you don’t like shipping container homes, this house has lots of good ideas that can be utilized on other designs.
“Kam Kasravi and Connie Dewitt wanted a modern cabin that wouldn’t disrupt the Redwoods on their property. First they considered prefabs, but quickly realized they wouldn’t fit up the narrow road to their land in the Santa Cruz mountains. So they convinced their friend, architect David Fenster, to design them a home made from shipping containers.
Built from recycled cargo containers hand-picked from the Port of Oakland, Six Oaks was built around the footprint of the land. The containers were building blocks that were cut and stacked to fit between Redwoods along a steep grade.”
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Shipping container family home: building blocks in Redwoods is a post from: Natural Building Blog

Couple Goes Off Grid, on to Savings

“After years of living in big cities, Sonny and Linda Jobe decided to make a change as they entered into retirement. Buying a farm in Doddridge County in West Virginia, Sonny and Linda decided to live completely off-the-grid. They’ve installed several solar panels and also make their own honey and maple syrup. They have a garden, raise chickens and are considering goats in the near future. They claim they can go for months and not have to go to town if they want to. Video by West Virginia Uncovered.”
Source: Daily
Couple Goes Off Grid, on to Savings is a post from: Natural Building Blog