• Other building methodes

  • Anders Dreyer

    January 11, 2022 at 13:36

    Here you can post other types of building methodes that does not have their own forum thread.

  • Anders Dreyer

    January 11, 2022 at 13:37

    Zen forest house: 11K, handcrafted, small home in Oregon


    Brian Schulz wanted to see “how small of a house I could make feel big”. Inspired by the traditional Japanese minka homes that rely on local materials and steeply sloped roofs to create affordable, open structures, Schulz created a home using materials salvaged or sourced from within 10 miles of his home.

  • Anders Dreyer

    January 11, 2022 at 22:14

    Buys 14th-C. Pyrenees home, builds treehouse village around


    Emmanuel Grymonpré has invented a new style of treehouse. The shelters he’s built-in trees overlooking the Spanish Pyrenees don’t rely on any ground support. Instead, they’re suspended like birdcages over 20 feet in the air by simple cables.

  • Anders Dreyer

    January 11, 2022 at 22:31

    Abandoned stable becomes off-grid, luxurious family dream home


    When Carlos Alonso and his sister Camino (partners at Madrid architecture firm Ábaton) were looking for a country home for their extended family, they stumbled upon an abandoned stable in rural Extremadura, Spain, and recognized it as a special place.

  • Anders Dreyer

    January 12, 2022 at 00:06

    Ancient stone housebarn becomes couple’s tranquil home-office


    In the Cantabrian mountains of Northern Spain, the traditional barn houses- used by nomadic farmers who graze their livestock on only grasses- have been abandoned as larger mechanized operations took over the industry. Laura Álvarez, who grew up enjoying the raw nature of this region, bought an abandoned stone house barn, a “cabaña pasiega”, and rebuilt it paying homage to its past (passive solar orientation, few windows), but with a modern take.

  • Anders Dreyer

    January 12, 2022 at 23:20

    Couple makes garage home + campervan a consistent life combo


    Bryan and Jen Danger spend most nights on the road in their converted Sprinter van, but when they’re back home in Portland, they sleep in their converted garage. They rent their 3-bedroom home (attached to the garage), as well as the garage when they’re not in town.

  • Anders Dreyer

    January 13, 2022 at 18:01

    Valldaura Labs culls restored forest for buildings & biomass


    When a computer-based, self-reliant city-lab high in the hills above Barcelona designed and built a tiny home they used parametric modeling software to mimic nature. The resulting Niu Haus, or Nest House, is all curves (only the sloping solar-paneled roof is flat). Built from wood harvested,

  • Anders Dreyer

    January 15, 2022 at 13:54

    Family ditches city life for a fairytale cottage in the country


    Liz and Jacob left the city and bought this magical storybook cottage to live in with their four children. Take a tour of lush grounds, the fantastical interior, and two Airbnbs they have on the property.

  • Anders Dreyer

    January 25, 2022 at 20:32

    Family Builds Incredible Earthbag Solar Shed Office! | Full Movie Documentary Timelapse


    Family of 6 builds hyperadobe solar shed office/guest room with zero experience. 11 months of hard work condensed into just 2 hours for your viewing pleasure. Hyperadobe is a type of earthbag technique that uses netted bags instead of superadobe Cal-Earth style bags. This multi-purpose building is a solar shed, office, and guest room using numerous natural building techniques like passive solar, earthen walls, earthen floor, bas relief, and more.

  • Anders Dreyer

    April 17, 2022 at 19:08

    Couple’s modern home behaves like an old village by the river


    Cristina Manene and Fernando Orte wanted a home to escape the city, but that would still provide reminders of village life. Outside Madrid they found raw land embraced by the Tagus River where they built a home to resemble a Spanish village complete with plazas and all local stone.

    The home is created from small boxes in either glass or stone placed to avoid trees resulting in the nonlinear shape of a small town. Floor-to-ceiling glass walls on alternating spaces are nearly always left open to create a continuity between inside and outside. The completely open dining room connects one courtyard with an infinity pool that is finished to mimic the blue of the adjacent river.

    The stone boxes provide an alternating pattern of shadow with the very light glass volumes. They are more sheltered from the elements, but their rooftops are flowering with local plants. Initially the couple had planted lavender and thyme, but the local seeds took over and now they realize they prefer their roof to resemble the adjacent mountainside.

    The materials of the home are raw and further blur the line between indoor and outdoor: exposed concrete ceilings, interior walls of rough plaster and stone and gravel flooring that continues from the patio to the interior.

    The home is powered by solar and provides some food: the couple have 5 hens and a seasonal garden. The lack of television and the omnipresence of nature ensures that “time moves differently here”. Christina explains they wanted a place that provided an unavoidable connection to nature for themselves and their three children.

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