Category Archives: Construction Method

Papercrete Tiny Houses

Julia (my wife) ran across this papercrete house website recently. Papercrete is a simple and inexpensive way of building walls from paper pulp and cement. Normally concrete blocks are a mix of sand, gravel, and quite a bit of cement to hold the block together because the sand and gravel offer no added binding ability. […]

Straw Bale And Adobe Solar Hybrid Home – Building With Awareness

This is an interesting small home project. It’s 830 square feet and built from straw bales and adobe. Adobe provides the thermal mass and the straw bales provide insulation. Aesthetics were a top priority and you can tell from the details that nothing was left unconsidered. The end product is a small energy efficient home […]