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Green Building Solutions and Sustainable Architecture


Here are just a few examples of ecologically sustainable housing designs that can be used by anyone even on a limited income.

On an unmarked woodland country road in South West England, there is a wonderful place where innovative green builders can study and live in green building designs. The Architecture school is close to Bridport in Dorset, situated near the Jurassic Coast and Lyme bay. Most Architecture schools are located in cities but Hooke is situated in a 150 hectare woodland nature reserve that used to be used for hunting big game such as deer. Hooke Park is the Architectural Association’s woodland site in Dorset, south west England 

Photographs by Carlita Shaw 2017.


Check out First Earth which was a documentary with the aim of filming and photographing as many ecological housing designs as possible.

”FIRST EARTH is a documentary about the movement towards a massive paradigm shift for shelter — building healthy houses in the old ways, out of the very earth itself, and living together like in the old days, by recreating villages. It is a sprawling film, shot on location from the West Coast to West Africa. An audiovisual manifesto filmed over the course of 4 years and 4 continents, FIRST EARTH makes the case that earthen homes are the healthiest housing in the world; and that since it still takes a village to raise a healthy child, it is incumbent upon us to transform our suburban sprawl into eco-villages.”

This is an brilliant example of Sustainable Freedom. Desert based Housing that is completely self sustainable generating its own electricity and water with zero pollution:

Sustainable Freedom

Another source of ecological housing is european based Simon Dale’s woodland housing designs can be made with natural materials for less than 5K

Eco communities List

Compressed Brick Building-Open Source Ecology

Straw Bale Housing

Earth Bag Building

Cal Dome-Super Adobe Technology

ECO-DIY ideas for living pollution free in your home:

Thanks to those people that like to share knowledge:

Hydrogen Generators

Build a Wind Turbine

Build a Solar Panel

Geodesic Dome Asembly

You can also make a simple solar water heater with black rubber tubing on a roof  in the daytime, which provides hot  water effectively for a shower

Solar Shower

Solar Thermal Water Heater for less than $5

Build a Sawdust/Compost Toilet

Composting Toilet Resources

Barrel Style Compost Toilet

Small Farms Library- online books to read on Organic Farming & sustainable Living

Permaculture International

Starting an Organic Garden

Solar Cooking Box Oven


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