Someday I will build a house house

There are many types of owner built homes. I dream of building myself one someday. My favorite is stone but there are straw, cordword and even paper.

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Adobe house going up

Here are lots of different pictures showing how an adobe house is built. Very informative. Gives you a feel for all that is involved in building a house.

Friday, August 05, 2005

Rammed earth building

This is an amazing 6 floor building made of rammed earth in 1826. I was aware that this type of construction was used in the country in South America, but I didn't know you could build a 6-story house with it. Have to admit that this is a durable and good-looking building method.

They use ramming equipment nowadays to compact the earth mix, so I guess this has come a long way. Check out this site. He has lots of links.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Free building guides and handbooks

Your tax dollars at work. Lots of information at this government site for downloading.