Archive for the ‘DIY home projects’ Category

In Part Two in this series, (Click Here for Part 1) they go though the differences and advantages with Natural Building materials versus Modern Building and Construction.

Various different applications are mentioned as well as a bit of history / facts regarding statistics on worldwide usage …

Did you know that of all the pollution caused by mainstream construction, Cement accounts for 14% of all Carbon Dioxide waste worldwide? And here in the UK, you can see good useable half fill (Sometimes 100% full) bags of cement being thrown away in Rubbish Skips (Dumpsters) as they were merely extra leftovers after the construction project was complete? All of my own cement I have used over the last 6 years have been salvaged from Skips!




In this video the narrator explains how the owner (Michael Buck) built this small Cob house for only £150 which he rents out to a local farm worker whom only has to pay him with Milk from the farm, he didn’t use any power tools on the job and carried all of the straw for the roof on his back to keep it as a non polluting, eco project.

For more on eco homes such as Earthships, click Here.