Straw Bale Building Short Documentary

Short Documentary from Sweden about straw bale building techniques. Cover the construction of one straw bale home build and the basics of the building process.

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First Earth Uncompromising Ecological Architecture (2010) – documentary online

First Earth is about a massive paradigm shift for shelter–building healthy houses in the old ways, out of the very earth itself, and living together like in the old days, by recreating villages. An audiovisual manifesto filmed over 4 years on 4 continents, it proposes that earthen homes are the healthiest housing in the world; […]

Blending Modernism with Hippy Shacks

So far I’ve seen a lot of great ideas from both those who are striving to build sustainable homes with recycled materials (Michael Reynolds and his earthships) as well as cutting edge eco materials used in homes that are reminiscent of early modernism. In the two photos below you can get a clear idea of […]

The Starting point! Research and Gathering Information about Alternative Building

So I guess this is where it finally starts. My wife Jana and I have made the decision that we are going to build a house very soon and I want to document the process. I’m a painter, and adjunct lecturer at a university. She is currently pregnant with our first child and we are […]