New HGTV series, Tiny Paradise, now casting!!

Hi there. My name is Whitney Hayes and I’m a casting producer with the exciting, new HGTV series, Tiny Paradise. This docu-follow, build-process show will feature tiny home construction in a scenic locale. We can consider any residential structure under … Continue reading →

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Natural Building at Terra Alta 2016

“This short film wants to be an inspiration to everybody on this planet to build with local and natural materials, to empower themselves and share the beauty and joy with everybody around them! Through this video I share with you … Continue reading →

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Strawmark Strawbale Homes Survive Another Major Earthquake in NZ

Email to Strawmark Homes: Hello. Did your strawbale homes survive the recent earthquakes in New Zealand okay? We’ve profiled your homes in two past articles on our Natural Building Blog. Thanks, Owen Hi Owen, Yes our homes have been fine, … Continue reading →

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Spiral Chamber Composting Toilet

“I did a thatched roof on a composting toilet…the Spiral Chamber, a wattle and daub spiral. It is pretty sweet. January 2014 — There are some great 1 day workshops at the Strawbale Studio: Rocket Stove, Round Pole Framing, Thatching … Continue reading →

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Reddit: Earthbag Builders Resource Center

“Earthbag Building: Earthbag construction is an inexpensive method to create structures which are both strong and can be quickly built. It is a natural building technique that evolved from historic military bunker construction techniques and temporary flood-control dike building methods. … Continue reading →

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Trout Run Hatchery Timber Frame Raising

“Wild Rose Timberworks partners raise the timber frame at the Decorah Fish Hatchery on Trout Run Road. This took place the first week of November, 2011. The Friends of the Fish Hatchery raised the money through private donations and some … Continue reading →

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Straw-bale 101: A tale of two homes

“Habib Gonzales has built over 100 strawbale homes. This video looks at two of them. Straw-bale is an old idea, but modern straw-bale homes are energy efficient, made with natural materials, surprisingly fire resistant and super sound proof as we … Continue reading →

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Live on a cliff, inside a mountain! This ultimate off the grid home is on the market.

“Unique, Dream home, Words cannot describe this totally Awesome, Off the Grid, Self Sufficient Home tucked away in an ancient alcove in beautiful Southeastern Utah canyon in a place remote but still close to the town. Located about 20 minutes … Continue reading →

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Map: Where You Don’t Want to Be When It Hits the Fan

Due to the current sabre rattling between the U.S., Russia and China, now might be a good time to consider survival scenarios. The following article explains why large cities are the most dangerous places to be if the country devolves … Continue reading →

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