Best books on eco-housing

Having just spent the last two months reading about eco-housing I have compiled a list of what I consider to be the best books about housing, home and eco-housing. These books encompass a broad interest in the physical architectural design of an eco-house, alongside the important social elements of how people live together and communities … Continue reading Best books on eco-housing

Follow a journey through worldwide eco-projects

I have just come across a great site (IM)PERMANACE: global solutions for perninial living, which is documenting a families trip around the world visiting and teaching permaculture projects. Some of the places they are visiting overlap with places I have posted here, but there are so many more as well. Their "Mission is to travel 40 000 … Continue reading Follow a journey through worldwide eco-projects

The Triangle Housing Project, Swindon, UK

The Triangle Housing Project (Swindon UK) was designed by Glenn Howells Architects  and was the vision of Kevin McCloud of Grand Designs fame. His aim was to build beautiful, contemporary, affordable, sustainable homes and still make money. He wanted to put into practice his ideology that housing should be a combination of Happiness, Architecture and Beauty (HAB Housing). … Continue reading The Triangle Housing Project, Swindon, UK

Volunteers needed for green build project in Mozambique

A small environmental education and marine research association in Zavora, southern Mozambique are seeking to build a new centre using eco-friendly techniques with limited financial resources. They are going to use earth bricks, glass bottles and cocconut wood. They are looking for volunteers, peferably with some experience or expertise in eco-building, to help them complete the project. They … Continue reading Volunteers needed for green build project in Mozambique

Earthship Biotecture, near Taos, New Mexico, USA

Standing on top of an Earthship in the New Mexico desert watching the sunset turn the mountains a deep red, makes you realise how boring conventional housing is. Earthships are a highly inventive and unusual house design by Mike Reynolds who spent years experimenting in the New Mexico deserts. There are now hundreds of examples … Continue reading Earthship Biotecture, near Taos, New Mexico, USA