Category Archives for "Earth/Cob"
Natalie built a tiny cabin for $5k, then over time, added on as her family grew. It’s a wonderful example of how a tiny home, especially if built in a permanent location, can evolve with you as your needs change. Impressively, this DIY house showcases thoughtful small space design ideas, passive solar techniques, and permaculture … Read moreContinue reading
Airbnb Superhost Talia and her husband Dave began hosting to help save their small mountainside organic farm and also as a creative outlet. They built an enchanting straw bale cottage and two tiny A-Frames that beautifully integrate into the secluded natural landscape. Its’ all part of their “Jean Marie’s Garden” in the Columbia Gorge area … Read moreContinue reading
Before tiny houses began to make a scene in the U.S., tiny, rustic houses in other countries were peacefully accommodating campers and travelers. From the bach in New Zealand to the hórreo and albergue in Spain, rustic buildings built into the landscape have been shelters for many years. The bothy is one of these types … Read moreContinue reading
When you think of the Joshua Tree area of southern California, what comes to mind is probably stark and sandy. But just a few miles away from the artist hamlet of Pioneertown is a green Eden, tucked into the shade of the desert’s enormous boulders. Garth is a California desert dweller who has created an … Read moreContinue reading
In honor of today’s total solar eclipse, I thought I would feature some of the most beautiful round homes. Taking a cue from nature, round homes have an appeal to them that is primordial. Trees, rocks, fruit, the earth and that round, fiery ball in the sky have inspired round homes over the years—from the … Read moreContinue reading