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Straw Bale Geodesic Dome

September 28, 2010 @ 7:39 pm
This is a time lapse of the creation of a straw bale geodesic dome. It is located in the newly created 'Bustan Neighborhood' on Kibbutz Lotan in the Arava Valley, Israel. The Neighborhood is designed to house the students of the Ecovillage/Permaculture Design course, The Green Apprenticeship. Find out more about The Green Apprenticeship at www.kibbutzlotan.com/creativeEcology/ga/index.htm Duration : 0:0:44[youtube 9SEahWSgs0k]

Breathable Plaster Exterior for Straw Bale Homes, from BGTV

September 25, 2010 @ 11:49 pm
What if you could wrap your home in something as beautiful, breathable, form fitting and environmentally friendly as your own skin? You can! Watch from BGTV's informative and enlightening episode on natural plasters for today's eco-beautiful home. (And it never needs painting!) Here are some highlights. Duration : 0:1:48[youtube jcZRrVS7DP8]

eco building oehler $50 house and $500 house

September 23, 2010 @ 10:03 am
http://www.permies.com Mike oehler takes us on a tour of the house he wrote about in "The $50 and up underground house book". At the time the video is taken, this underground house is 35 years old. The property has about six underground houses. This underground house was his home for most of the 35 years. Duration : 0:10:16[youtube PVAF-JjuYc4]

Eatwell Farm Green Roof Farmhouse Tour

September 23, 2010 @ 10:03 am
We are building an Earth Roofed home on our farm in Dixon California. The kit for the steel frame came from Formworks building in Durango Colorado. The steel structure and rebar have just passed inspection so our next jobs before we cover the house in concrete are to install all the electrical conduit, water and internet conduit. For more information about these homes go to www.formworksbuilding.com Duration : 0:6:16[youtube hhkr-e5Jk_k]

Benefits Of Straw Bale Construction

September 16, 2010 @ 1:20 pm
http://StrawBaleHomes.org A short clip about the benefits of straw bale construction... If your interested in learning natural building, visit http://StrawBaleHomes.org for workshop dates... Duration : 0:1:41[youtube A3ZWr9sdUGY]

STRAW BALE HOUSES in SWEDEN 1999 Part1

September 15, 2010 @ 4:26 am
A friend off mine made this film back in 1997 when we were building our first two strawbale houses. It feels a bit outdated but it is a good film; specially on DVD, which you can order at frans.y@telia.com Duration : 0:4:36[youtube I0algytbks4]

How to Build a Straw Bale House : What is Environmental Building?

September 6, 2010 @ 9:22 pm
Want to build a fort for the kids? Learn about environmental building or green building, in this free video clip. Expert: Shelley Jones Bio: Shelley Jones is a professional environmental decorator and lives in her own straw bale home. Duration : 0:1:47[youtube hzvFYYEQSEc]

How to Build a Straw Bale House : Preparing to Build a Straw Bale House

September 5, 2010 @ 5:48 am
Want to build a fort for the kids? Learn how to prepare to build a straw bale house, in this free video. Expert: Shelley Jones Bio: Shelley Jones is a professional environmental decorator and lives in her own straw bale home. Duration : 0:2:38[youtube E3PIaNsGeFI]

How to Build a Straw Bale House : Using Rebar for your Straw Bale House

September 1, 2010 @ 10:23 pm
Want to build a fort for the kids? Learn how to use iron rebar in your straw bale house foundation, in this free video. Expert: Shelley Jones Bio: Shelley Jones is a professional environmental decorator and lives in her own straw bale home. Duration : 0:1:10[youtube meSGvWUjEa0]

Straw Bale House made by Single Mom for $50,000

August 31, 2010 @ 4:37 pm
I built my passive solar straw bale house with earthen plasters in 2000 for $50K (will most likely cost more today, depending on many factors). This is an overview of the house; it is extremely energy-efficient. My electric bills are about $35 per month. Duration : 0:7:31[youtube XgbORHvveTY]