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Natural building 1


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Natural building examples from throughout the world to give a context of what can be done with abundant materials. Examples include Earthships, roundhouses, cob, wattle and daub, and light clay straw or light earth. Examples come from California, New Zealand, India, Costa Rica,

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Natural building 1

  1. 1. Earth ships <ul><li>Recycled Materials </li></ul><ul><li>Solar/Thermal Heating and Cooling </li></ul><ul><li>Water Harvesting </li></ul><ul><li>Wastewater Treatment </li></ul><ul><li>Solar/Wind Electricity </li></ul><ul><li>Food Production </li></ul>
  2. 2. #1 Recycled Materials: Tires, Cans, Bottles
  3. 3. #2 Solar/Thermal Heating and Cooling
  4. 4. #3 Water Harvesting
  5. 5. #4 Wastewater Treatment
  6. 6. Graywater slide
  7. 7. #5 Solar Electricity
  8. 8. Food Production #6 Food Production
  9. 9. Last shot, 1/09
  10. 10. May
  11. 22. Light Earth Sand, Clay, woodchip mixed lightly and placed in a form and lightly tamped
  12. 23. Waddle and Daub Waddle- woven latticework of wooden stakes; Daub is clay, sand, and straw mix application
  13. 25. Cob Mix with Earthen Plasters Equal parts sand and clay mixed with long straw fibers Clay, Sand, and finely chopped fiber
  14. 26. Celtic Earthen Roundhouse 13 Timber Ceiling
  15. 27. Aesthetics combined with Function Glass Bottle inset providing light and art Candle Holder and light reflector
  16. 30. Cob Oven Thick Walls creating thermal mass and no chimney to hold heat
  17. 32. Cob Creations