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August 27, 2007

Green Building

Filed under: Uncategorized — lisoosh @ 3:44 pm

I got all tied up in a huge argument on another blog and have exhausted myself (silly me).
In the meantime, I will indulge in sharing another interest of mine – green architecture, as in environmentally friendly.

This is a growing field that encompasses everything from the very high tech to a real back-to-basics approach, which is where I would like to start this ongoing topic.

First up is an amazing “hobbit house” built by a young family who couldn’t afford a regular house purchase and were offered some land by a farmer to build a home as in tune with nature as possible. Their results were astounding, and the pictures speak for themselves:

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Front of the House

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The living area by candlelight, does it get any cosier?

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View of the kitchen from the sleeping platform.

For all that it is picturesque, it may be a bit more basic than I would like, but the idea and the images are fascinating.
You can read the story of the house, see plans, and read a detailed account of the building process here.

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