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Earthen Floors, a book all about installing and living with earth-based floor systems, is due out April 1, 2014. The first of its kind dedicated solely to the art of making inexpensive, durable, and beautiful floors made mostly of sand, clay, and fiber. There are a host of books that touch upon the topic of floors, but few that delve very deeply into the nitty gritty details. This will be a welcome addition to the natural building library.

'Earthen Floors' by Sukita Reay Crimmel and James Thomson - Green Homes

Exciting news on the natural building book front — Earthen Floors, a book all about installing and living with earth-based floor systems, is due out April Written by two very experienced natural builders, Sukita Reay Crimmel and James

Natural Building and the Code | Cordwood | Strawbale | Earthship | Cob | Homebuilding Ideas

Natural Homebuilding and The Code: A Quick-Start Guide For Owner-Builders

Want to build a cordwood, strawbale, cob, or earthship home? Check here first for info on how to build LEGALLY and SAFELY

earthen floor with natural stones (Dirt Craft Natural Building)

My first step onto an earthen floor (sometimes called a 'poured adobe' floor) awakened me. My toes immediately curled to caress it, to feel its leathery

Cob is a mixture of clay, sand and straw that can be worked like clay and sculpted into free-form structures including houses, commercial buildings, garden walls, benches, ovens and more.

All About Cob: A Sculptural, Natural Building Material

location of tree branch for extra storage Inspiration for U-Shape Kitchen in a Tiny House - check out the cup holder too!

Kristen fell in love with cob after visiting a cob building site and immediately started to draw up plans for her home. She wanted a house that was able to breath, with soft shapes and built from 100% natural materials. More including video at www.naturalhomes.org/dyssekilde-ecovillage.htm

Kristen fell in love with cob after visiting a cob building site and immediately started to draw up plans for her home. She wanted a house that was able to breath, with soft shapes and built from natural materials. More including video at www.

"Using Hemp in Construction" Hempcrete is a natural building material with excellent qualities. It is breathable and has exceptional thermal performance. From MOTHER EARTH NEWS

Using Hemp in Construction - Green Homes

Hempcrete is a natural building material. Energy-efficient, non-toxic and resistant to mold, insects and fire.

Green building materials Hempcrete is an amazing natural building material. Energy-efficient, non-toxic and resistant to mold, insects and fire.

Hybrid Dome built by Earthen Shelter. This dome was built out of natural materials like cob and straw in the high desert of southern CA. Click here for more photos.

Why Reusable Bags Are Better For You AND The World

we-are-all-one-tribe: “ cosmofilius: “ voiceofnature: “ Hybrid Dome built by Earthen Shelter. This dome was built out of natural materials like cob and straw in the high desert of southern CA.