You are here: Home IG Alternative Building Methods Alternative Building Methods by Keiren May 2, 2016, 8:08 pm Alternative Building Methods: www.greenhomebuilding.com Green Home Building. Info about Earth, Wood, Straw, Bamboo, Stone, Manufactured, Lightweight Concrete, Organic, Domes, Earth Sheltered, etc. www.naturalbuildingnetwork.org Natural Building Network is a not-for-profit membership association promoting natural building principles, materials and practitioners worldwide. Good events list. www.earthbagbuilding.com Earth Bag Building– earthbag (sometimes called sandbag) construction. Lots of pictures, videos, info. www.grisb.org Straw. US Dept of Energy “House of Straw – Straw Bale Construction Comes of Age” 22 pages, 2003. sbregistry.greenbuilder.com StrawBale Building Registry. Voluntarily registered strawbale structures. Some open for viewing. www.earthship.net Earthship Design Principles:Thermal/Solar Heating & Cooling, Solar & Wind Electricity, Contained Sewage Treatment, Building with Natural & Recycled Materials, Water Harvesting, Food Production. www.malcolmwells.com Malcolm Wells the father of modern earth-sheltered architecture.””I…began to design underground buildings in 1964. Now, 35 years later, in spite of my having lectured at almost every U.S. architectural school, been on network tv, and written 15 or 20 books on the subject, underground architecture is still virtually unknown. So much for my effectiveness.” See the resources page for lots of great info ! *** !!! www.cobcottage.com Cob Building uses earth mixed with sand and straw,this ancient technology doesn’t contribute to deforestation, pollution or mining nor depend on manufactured materials or power tools. Workshops. www.simondale.net Low impact home dug into a hillside in Wales. www.inhabitat.com Wall House: Durable $5000 Home Made from Recycled Paper. “Constructed from an innovative cellulose-based material, the Universal World House is light, cheap, well-insulated, and remarkably strong, making it an incredible asset to developing countries, the homeless, and those displaced by disasters.” Inhabitat. See more Previous article Pebble Pathways Next article Green Home Plans Written by Keiren Keiren is an artist who lives in New York City. A lover of animals, nature, science & green building. One Comment Leave a Reply Great article. We actually build custom shipping container homes and offices. Are you going to be doing an article on that any time soon? Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Upload a photo / attachment to this comment (PNG, JPG, GIF - 6 MB Max File Size): (Allowed file types: jpg, gif, png, maximum file size: 6MB.