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Natural Living Workshops at Hawthorn Farm

Woodinville, WA August 12-21, 2010 Wood-Fired Barrel Oven Workshop (August 12-13-14) In this weekend workshop you will learn all the skills necessary to build yourself an affordable, practical and productive wood-fired oven. Basics of making and laying adobe bricks Construction of a vaulted arch Principles of building for fire Develop basic natural building intuition Rustic …

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Wood-Fired Cookstove in Bali, Indonesia

In May of 2009, I traveled back to the island of Bali, in the Indonesian archipelago, where I spent much time as a young boy.  The island, its people and its culture continually inspire me… the degree to which they are immersed in and work together with their natural environment, their exuberantly-expressed spirituality and their …

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Rumford Fireplaces at the Cob Cottage Company

During my stint as a staff member at the Cob Cottage Company, I was responsible for building three Rumford fireplaces.  Within open fireplace design, the Rumford fireplace offers the greatest efficiency in terms of  how much heat actually radiates into the room.  The Rumford design is characterized by a shallow firebox and a tall and …

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Alex’s House

During 2006 & 2007, Max and Alex Edleson set about the building of Alex’s house in a clearing in the woods on a community-owned piece of land in the beautiful Rio Azul valley, near El Bolson, Argentina (Patagonia).  The building is a hybrid of natural building techniques including round-pole timber framing, rustic carpentry, non-load bearing …

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“Naturally Building Patagonia”

February 15-20, 2010 El Bolsón, Patagonia, Argentina Inquiries and registration bioconstruyendo@gmail.com Program includes: Introduction to Permaculture Permaculture and Natural Building Passive Solar Design Introduction to Natural Building Composting Toilets Solar Water Heating Grey Water Treatment Sacred Geometry Electricity Green or Living Roofs Geodesic Domes Natural Building Techniques Covered: Adobe Brick Wattle and Daub Light Straw-Clay …

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Información Sobre Estufas de Albañilería de Alto Rendimiento

Se enterraron del mejor video sobre la construccin natural? Vean el corto de “El Barro, Las Manos, La Casa”…. Amigos, Acaba de terminar de leer un libro fascinante sobre el asunto de estufas de albailera de alto rendimiento y pensaba tratar de compartir algunas de las conclusiones y algunos planos. El titulo del libro traducido …

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