Architects, Shelter & Housing
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Adobe International, Inc Adobe Construction, Adobe Bricks
Adobe Machines, pressed earth block machines using today's technology
ABS- Alternative Building Systems
Architecture for Humanity
Architects Home Page
Architects Without Borders
The Art of Natural Building
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Builders Without Borders
"Builders Without Borders is an international network of ecological builders who form partnerships with communities and organizations around the world to create affordable housing out of local materials, and to work together for a sustainable future."
Build 4 Health
"It is my hope that you will want to visit this page often to explore with me the growing need to find ways to design, build and maintain healthier buildings that are both good for the occupants and safe for the environment in which they reside. See new tips each month." Marston Gregory, B.B.E.I.
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"Imagine building a beautiful home with high, arched ceilings out of little more than water, some barbed wire and the dirt in your own backyard for about $1,500, then finishing it off with tile, ornate windows and a few furnishings, all for a total of $7,000, excluding labor. Single room domes are even less and can be constructed in a matter of days.
"My work is to create the most beautiful structures out of the simplest materials," Khalili said.
Students, artists, architects, environmentalists and writers from all over the world have converged upon Hesperia to rediscover the simple power of earth, air, water, and fire (heat from the sun) - the only ingredients necessary for Khalili's fire-proof, flood and earthquake resistant domes.
Khalili's California Institute of Earth, Art and Architecture (Cal-Earth) has even gained the attention of United Nations researchers. One U.N. official said the ceramic domes are ideal for environmental refugees, disaster-ridden areas and people who live in slum housing because Khalili's superadobe eliminates many of the obstacles aid agencies face when providing assistance....." (Article in Hesperia Star, July 4th,2000.)
Canadian Building Digest
Center for Resourceful Building Technology
Centre for Earthen Architecture
Cob Cottage Company-Home Page
Construction Methods for Low Cost Housing
CRASH is "a private sector charity working with homelessness charities in the UK to improve their premises for service delivery."
Added July 30,2002
Cypher International Ltd:
"Builds environmentally friendly and economical roads that use no contaminants and require no maintenance. We do considerable infrastructure work including mostly roads, housing, lagoons, dikes, irrigation canals, water retention ponds, foundation, environmentally friendly dust control, agricultural pads, landing strips etc."
EarthBlocks ...."are used around the world whether for emergency relief or for sustainable development and low cost thrid world housing. The EarthBlocks machines are very low cost and high technology has been used to build in low technology labor intensive employment and dignity in developing countries where employment has reached catastrophic levels."
Added September 25,2002
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The Dirt Cheap Builder Online
Dome of a Home
Dome Homes-Modular Homes Manufacturers
Down to Earth
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East Coast Yurts
"Every East Coast Yurt is cutom built by hand to insure the finest craftsmanship with hand picked materials. We stand behind our yurt!"
Also see: Yurts by Pente Camping Yurts Home Page.
The Earth Building Foundation, Inc.
Earth Building Research Forum
Earth Sheltered Homes
Earthship: Tire Wall
The Earthship Biotecture
The Earthship Internet Community
Eco Brick Sytems cc
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Global Balance Institute|
Green Home Building
Added 14 May 2003
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Hands On: Earthen Architecture
Hartworks: Earthbag Papercrete House
Added May 14,2003
Home On Earth
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|Inter-Americas Adobe Builder Magazine Online|
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|LX & R Design- ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN PAGE|
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|Mark Sauer Construction, Inc.|
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Natural Building Resources at www.StrawBaleCentral.com
Natural Spaces Domes
Nomad Shelter Yurts of Homer,Alaska
Northerns Adobe Program
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Papercrete & Low Cost Homes
Paper Log House- Shiguru Ban
Pressed Adobe Earth Blocks
(TECNOLOGIA CONSTRUCTIVA AECT CON TIERRA)
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Rammed Earth-The Australian Connection
Rammed Earth Buildings by Burlington Construction, Inc.
Added February 2, 2001
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Resources for Environmental Desing Index (REDI)1,900 Green Building Materials|
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Stabilized Earth Brick Technology
Sustainable Building Directory
Very fine site-see their Articles and Discussion Groups pages, for example.
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The Monolithic Dome-Surviving Tornadoes and Hurricanes
Truly Portable Yurts and Domes
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Vastu Shilpa Foundation
Adobe bricks with a simple tool.
Added March 7,2002.
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|World Shelters: Emergency Shelters|
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The Yurt People
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Harmony's HomePage (frames)
|Housing Links||WorldHome: Homeless Resources|