I’m working on a new course that focuses on sustainable development and housing. I’ve come across so many interesting links, articles and videos, I decided I should share some of them here.
Time being at a premium for me these days, I may only be able to post some of my favourite videos or articles with little comment. But I hope they’ll be of interest to someone.
I’ve been particularly interested in cob or straw bale houses, homes built with minimal wood, clay and straw bales (which apparently provide a very high R value. I’d love to live in a home like these: rounded edges, earthy and creative. Couple these with some solar panelling, and it seems quite possible to go off the grid. That sounds good to me!
- This New Green House (shows how a straw bale house is built) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpAJix897jg
- A look at architect Javier Senosiain’s creative and lovely shell home. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWVtBqaGaLE&feature=related