Natural Building Techniques

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A brief introduction to natural building techniques as part of a Permaculture Design Certification Course.

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Natural Building Techniques

  1. 1. Natural Building
  2. 2. Earth Brick
  3. 3. Bricks, bricks, bricks andmore bricks.
  4. 4. Foundations
  5. 5. Brick and Mortar
  6. 6. Delicious food to fuel the body and spirit!
  7. 7. EcosteadBed & Breakfast
  8. 8. Inside
  9. 9. Rammed Earth Cinva -Inter American Housing and Planning Center ofRam- Paul Ramirez, Chilean Engineer Bogota, Columbia
  10. 10. Cob Mix with Earthen PlastersEqual parts sand and clay Clay, Sand, and finelymixed with medium length chopped fiber
  11. 11. Be sure to design a good hat & boots for earthen structures
  12. 12. Ferro-Cement Roof
  13. 13. CobCreations
  14. 14. Waddle and DaubWaddle- woven latticework ofwooden stakes; Daub isclay, sand, and straw mixapplication
  15. 15. Sand, Clay, woodchip mixed lightlyLight Earth and placed in a form and lightly tamped Temporary Forms are moved across permanent ladders & coppiced horizontals
  16. 16. Sprouting-Its Ok for the wall to sprout- drying slowly
  17. 17. Trim off edges for Plastering and Asthetics
  18. 18. Strawbale
  19. 19. VaultedStrawbale Permaculture Institute of Northern California (PINC)
  20. 20. Strawbale mud domes, Kibbutz Lotan
  21. 21. Getting government on board…
  22. 22. Timber Framing
  23. 23. Excavation- Inspection of the Foundation
  24. 24. Bracing
  25. 25. TemperatureConsiderations Clay must Dry completely before first frost
  26. 26. Remember to celebrate!
  27. 27. Building with Whole Trees Roald Gundersen
  28. 28. Roald Gundersen
  29. 29. Cordwood Rainbow Valley Farm
  30. 30. Stone and Tile
  31. 31. Dry Stack Stone
  32. 32. Mosaic
  33. 33. Patios &Walkways
  34. 34. Earth ships Recycled MaterialsRecycled Materials: Tires, Cans, Bottles
  35. 35. Earth Bag Construction
  36. 36. Earth Bag Construction
  37. 37. Super Adobe
  38. 38. Living Roof Rainbow Valley Farm
  39. 39. ThatchingThatching
  40. 40. Roundhouses
  41. 41. Celtic EarthenRoundhouse13 Timber Ceiling
  42. 42. Ger - Mongolian word for “dwelling” QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture.
  43. 43. PortableRoundhouse
  44. 44. Hurricane House
  45. 45. City Repair Information Kiosk and gazebo for a Hostel in Oregon
  46. 46. Aesthetics combined with FunctionGlass Bottle inset Candle Holder andproviding light and art light reflector
  47. 47. SculptedAlcoves
  48. 48. Earthen Floors Artisan Builders Collective
  49. 49. Clay Paints
  50. 50. Tadelakt
  51. 51. Bottle Wall
  52. 52. But will it last?
  53. 53. Rammed Earth in New Zealand
  54. 54. English Cob House
  55. 55. Cob & Earth Plasters of Mali
  56. 56. Anasazi Cliff Dwellings of Colorado
  57. 57. Home Sweet Home

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