This is a Sami storeroom (Áittit in Sami, stabbur in Norwegian) in northern Norway. The nomadic Sami built storerooms to return to as they moved from place to place herding reindeer.
This is a Sami storeroom Áittit in Sami stabbur in Norwegian in

The Sami Storeroom

naturalhomes.org
Helen N Heinz Lohmann
Zumarrad Saravan
Gail Kelly
A green roof like this, using birch bark as the waterproof membrane, will last about 40 to 50 years.
A green roof like this using birch bark as the waterproof membrane

A living roof log cabin

naturalhomes.org
Amina Sadikay
Louie Coglas
Louie Coglas
Zero carbon building at its best... This living in bridge takes generations of the Khasi people to grow (build) and will serve them for some 500 years [VIDEO].
Zero carbon building at its best This living in bridge takes generations

Living Bridges, India

naturalhomes.org
Rod Bornales
Paul Beckett
Julie Ann Young Moore
This home was built in 1350 and abandoned in 1885 when the owner died. In 1896 it was bought by the UK's National Trust, their first building, and restored to its former glory using traditional natural materials.
This home was built in 1350 and abandoned in 1885 when the

Alfriston Clergy House

naturalhomes.org
Diane Dede
Mendez Cariati
Marieke van Campen
There was a time in Wales when if you could build a house in a day and send smoke up the chimney, it would give you the right to throw an axe as far as you could from each corner of the house to claim the land as yours [VIDEO].
There was a time in Wales when if you could build a

Home wasn't built in a day

naturalhomes.org
Macey Pound
Lorna Marie O'Lynn
Brian Jones
Even if you can't see yourself building a home, this book, 'A Pattern Language', might make you look at your current home and think, "Why am I living this way?". You can find out about some of the patterns in the book here...
Even if you cant see yourself building a home this book A

A Pattern Language in Cob

naturalhomes.org
Michelle Symmons
Charlotte Cornett
Athéna Luana Palani
The buildings at Dindang are made with a variety of natural building methods, among them bamboo wattle and daub, cob, adobe and palm thatching with decorative plaster designs, called pargeting, portraying the rainforest that surrounds the village.
The buildings at Dindang are made with a variety of natural building

Paksong, Thailand

naturalhomes.org
Ell Newell
Mercedes Cantero Torres
A collection of buildings all made with natural materials and inspired by nature [VIDEO].
A collection of buildings all made with natural materials and inspired by nature VIDEO

Inspired by Nature

naturalhomes.org
Martina Koster
Coleen Alloway
Rick Watt
Naturally built homes use local, minimally processed, abundant and/or renewable natural materials. They are designed to suit their climate and geography, providing a modest shelter that can last for many centuries.
Naturally built homes use local minimally processed abundant andor renewable nat

Natural Building Techniques Around the World

naturalhomes.org
Rocío Fernández
Salsabil Meryem
In 2011 this tower suffered from severe damp in the stone arch roof. It was fixed with 4 tonnes of clay and living plants, a technique called 'soft capping'.
In 2011 this tower suffered from severe damp in the stone arch

Smailholm Tower, Scotland.

naturalhomes.org
Deanna Dadt
Roundwood builders use timber straight from the forest and incorporate the natural curves of the timbers into the design of the building making each one uniquely beautiful. This one was designed by Ben Law [ and built by Dylan Walker [.
Roundwood builders use timber straight from the forest and incorporate the natural

Art Studio

naturalhomes.org
Daniela Larson
Larry Edmonds
HomeAddons
SunRay has created a magical place where he practices what he calls evolutionary architecture, that's where you make plans, but if a better idea comes along you change your plans [VIDEO].
SunRay has created a magical place where he practices what he calls

Sky House, USA

naturalhomes.org
Eagle Pass Real Estate
Kerry McCollum
Thaina Silvestri
This is one of the many tiny hemp and lime bubble shelters designed and built by Evelyne Adam. After making a simple geodesic type timber frame, hemp or straw is coated in a lime and sand mixture and moulded onto the frame leaving plenty of scope for artistic creativity.
This is one of the many tiny hemp and lime bubble shelters

Tiny Bubble Shelters

naturalhomes.org
Maddy Smith
Nicolas Chasson
Ferran Giráldez Garcia
This hotel is built using miscanthus (big) straw bales measuring 1.2m x 1.2m x 2.4m [4ft x 4ft x 8ft]. The bales are so thick that the building needs very little energy to stay warm, even in the cold Swiss winters [VIDEO].
This hotel is built using miscanthus big straw bales measuring 12m x

Big Bale Hotel, Switzerland

naturalhomes.org
Fernanda Freire
Ralf Meier
Jason Manley
The timbers deep in the water are Larch roundwood which will last many years like the Larch pile foundations of Venice, Italy [VIDEO].
The timbers deep in the water are Larch roundwood which will last

Beautiful, clear and maintenance free.

naturalhomes.org
Annie Bunting
Kim Siu
Sandra built her tiny shabby-chic retreat on a 14 acre farmstead by converting a 9ft by 14ft hunting cabin [VIDEO].
Sandra built her tiny shabbychic retreat on a 14 acre farmstead by

Shabby-chic tiny cabin

naturalhomes.org
Lisa Maisonneuve
Helen N Heinz Lohmann
Nicola Anne Smith
With some initial design support from Sigi Koko [ at Build Naturally, David spent seven years of evenings and weekends working on this straw bale house.
With some initial design support from Sigi Koko wwwbuildnaturallycom at Build Naturally

La Casa de Da'vid

naturalhomes.org
Helen N Heinz Lohmann
HomeAddons
Edith Volf
It's several years now since this beautiful cob house was built and it's more beautiful than ever [NEW PICTURES].
Its several years now since this beautiful cob house was built and

Notchmaker's Cob Home in England

naturalhomes.org
Birgitte Elberling Hauge
Jonathon Ward
HomeAddons
Pictured below Richard and Lewyn stand in front of their dry stone wall built using granite and slate. The stone tree is built in the Tatra mountains, part of the Carpathian mountain chain between Slovakia and Poland.
Pictured below Richard and Lewyn stand in front of their dry stone

Van Gogh's Olive Tree.

naturalhomes.org
Liaw Yuk Moi
Su DeOrlow Goodman
Phillip Skerritt
This is a collection of hundreds of natural buildings all over the world. You can search by construction type and/or country. The thumbnail pictures will take you either to an article, facebook album or video about the building. If you have built naturally you can add your work to the collection too. Follow the simple instructions...
This is a collection of hundreds of natural buildings all over the

l.tr-tr.ro.connect.facebook.com

naturalhomes.org