Archive for the ‘Building’ Category

Bamboo Construction & Architecture — Guadua Bamboo

May 15, 2014

Bamboo Construction & Architecture — Guadua Bamboo. A most interesting site on building with bamboo.

Gertee: Houses made from Scraps

February 16, 2010

Gertee: Houses made from Scraps.

Think I am going to build one.  Been thinking about it for years and seeing how she has done it with mostly junk and given my collection(s) of the same can hardly do otherwise.  Leaning toward bamboo for the frame.

wofati eco building

January 6, 2010

wofati eco building.

Take Mike Oehler’s ideas and mix in a lot less processed material along with a lot of additional thermal mass and ya got this.  Take a look, tis certainly worth the time.  Gonna have to rethink a LOT of the stuff I have been planning.  Didn’t get the Oehler video’s links from here but they are by Paul Wheaton who’s site the above link takes you to and are also on the page it takes you to.  Some of this may take a bit to digest but I’ve had a bunch of stuff fall into place just reading this through one time.  GOOD STUFF!

YouTube – Mike Oehler’s greenhouse per “The Earth Sheltered Solar Greenhouse Book”

January 6, 2010

via YouTube – Mike Oehler’s greenhouse per “The Earth Sheltered Solar Greenhouse Book”.

Shire Cottage of New Zealand

January 4, 2010

Shire Cottage of New Zealand.

Interesting design.  Not too crazy about the roofing material but the overall design is intriguing to say the least.  Gonna have to play with this concept a bit.

Bernie’s Shell House Project

January 3, 2010

Bernie’s Shell House Project.

I’ve been planning another trailer/camper/multipurpose unit for some time now and one of the main holdups has been the roof.  I want to use metal but also want a rounded top, and without bending the metal or running the hips the wrong way, I was stuck.  Till I saw this bit of out of the box thinking!  Gonna do a bit of rethinking/redesigning the sides and such and see if I can make use of this most wondrous roof design.  Thanks Bernie!

Fireplace for Children / Haugen/Zohar Arkitekter | ArchDaily

December 18, 2009

Fireplace for Children / Haugen/Zohar Arkitekter | ArchDaily.

Interesting structure.

Building With Whole Trees –

December 16, 2009

Building With Whole Trees –

Interesting article.  Love his greenhouse!

A Cob House Journal Photo Gallery by Hap Mullenneaux at

September 8, 2009

A Cob House Journal Photo Gallery by Hap Mullenneaux at

Interesting series of photos on the construction of a cob house in Iowa. I like and will use the 2×4 scaffolding idea here soon. Been trying to figure out how to get scaffolding out at the front so I can finish the front wall over the entry door. Between one built like this and a one legged variation on it beside the qhut I think I can do it with this.

Quick and dirty table

May 19, 2009

Needed a table to sort and photograph books so took 15 minutes and put pieces together that had been laying around for a while just waiting for the right moment. Took an old door, 2 – 1″x4″x31″, 1 – 1/2″x6″x51 3/4″, and 2 table legs and put it all together with sheetrock screws and had a lightweight folding table with only one hole where the latch set was. Will patch that later.