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Waken wrote

Are you building a house?


eltrkbrd OP wrote (edited )

Yes, currently I'm involved with two natural building projects in the Western Ghats bioregion of South India where I have an ongoing interest in indigenous architecture, multi-strata agroforestry and Gram Swaraj ग्राम स्वराज (village self rule).

I have personally met and worked with Ianto Evans & Lynda Smiley with Cob Cottage Co in Coquille, Oregon years ago and consider them wise elders living the path with heart; truly an inspiration. Cob has been an important gateway to self actualization for me — Artha अर्थ (means of existence)...

Chellis Glendinning made an appearance I didn't expect in Fall and Winter (2013) that I finished watching last night, which reminds me of one of my favorite films based on her book:

Off the Map (2003)


ziq wrote

Awesome. I'm currently planning an earthbag structure.


eltrkbrd OP wrote (edited )

Earthbag Building: The Tools, Tricks and Techniques -

Built By Hand is another favorite of mine (I met with the author) and includes excellent photography on indigenous vernacular earthen architecture that may give you some ideas: