Timber Frames hold the structure of the building and the space between the timbers can be filled with straw bales & plastered. Straw bale homes offer high insulation values at a low cost, so why are they not more common?
A green roof, or 'living roof' really helps regulate the temperature of a house or building, keeping it cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. You can even graze your goats on them! Indeed: goats can climb ladders, they are quite agile!
Building Earthen Homes Using the Original DIY Material - Green Homes
Building Earthen Homes Using the Original DIY Material - Adobe, cob, compressed earth blocks and clay-straw building methods are labor-intensive but tremendously rewarding. Green Homes - MOTHER EARTH NEWS
window seat Strawbale construction: 3 times the insulation value of a conventional wall; 3 times more fire proof than a conventional home (yes, you read that right! lessens pollution by using a waste material that normally contributes significantly t
This efficient wood stove will heat your home cheaper and more efficiently than fossil fuel alternatives.