Wrong With Architechture Video:
This Series of videos discuss
cob building, building with natural materials and the impact this kind
of building can have on local neighbourhoods, local cultures, finance
and their relation to permaculture and natural systems.
Wrong With Architecture:
video discusses the problems with modern building methods including the
destructive effect on the ecology of our planet.
NOTE: Building methods like cob, earth building, bamboo etc are not
just limited to building homes. You can build chicken houses, outdoor
kitchens and barbeques, cob ovens etc etc.
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Video 2: African Earth
many traditional cultures in Africa have used earth for building for
thousands of years and how returning to using earth to build has freed
them to create the buildings they need to live...
Video 3: American Earth
and modern earth building in America. Also comments on how permaculture
and natural building relate to each other.
4: Why Earth?
earth is usually the most appropriate, readily available source of
building material when you build a home.
5: Empowering Earth
learning to build with earth can empower people to take
control of their lives in a healthy holistic way.
6: Another Earth Is Possible
people making extraordinary buildings from earth including a popcorn
stand in Stanley Park in Vancouver Canada. Also an amazing seismic test
showing how cob building might stand up to earthquakes.
7: European Earth
buildings in Europe that have occupied continuously for hundreds of
8: Arabian Earth
over 1,000 years old made of earth in Yemen.
9: Urban Earth
building in earth relates to neighborhoods, communities and our
for social interaction.
10: Inner City Earth
earth building and living areas can make over inner city areas.
11: International Earth
in Thailand (wet tropics) and how it has helped to free locals from the
tyranny of a lifetime of debt.
12: Future Earth
simple building methods and appropriate technology like
earth building are vital to the future of the earth and people
who live on the earth.
Video: Cob Mixing Basics
nice example of mixing cob using a tarp. It's basically mud, a little
water and straw mixed together. Mixing in a tarp makes it easier to get
the level of moisture uniform through the whole mix (you pull up the
sides of the tarp rolling the mix in on itself). Balls of this are
pushed into the walls
of this very small structure. You could build a chook house this way.
(4 minutes 48 seconds)...
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