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Eco renovation in the village of Shipkovo – Bulgaria

Violeta is the happy heir of an old wattle and daube house in the mountain village of Shipkovo, situated between Troyan and Teteven, in Northern Bulgaria, along the Rajdavetz river. The house is almost 130 years old and has preserved it’s authentic aspect – big wooden entrance door, large windows, nice proportions. It belonged to her grand father […]

The old – new Japanese earthen house

This short movie presents an interesting Japanese house built from timber, straw and earth. The house in bio-climatic, it uses in the best possible way the sun light and is easy to ventilate. The massive inner walls keep the warmth of the only stove for a very long time.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0IYv6u1xYM

Modern earthen floor

We all know about the old traditional houses and their earth floor. But there are few such examples of earth inner floors that have survived up to present times. These floors have been easy to realize, cheap and good enough for the everyday use of the family life. This short french movie presents the modern […]

Decorating a wall with earth paints

When a modern artist decides to decorate a room with earth paints…

From Burkina Faso to Berlin and back

Diebedo Francis Kéré was born in a poor village in Burkina Faso but thanks to his hard work and luck he travels to study architecture in Berlin. Some years later he comes back home and builds schools using local materials, the available human resources and the traditional skills.

Ecohouse in the Austrian Alps

The Austrian architect Claudia Stahl presents us her newly built natural home. The structure is built from timber, the walls are realized from earthen boards. This way the climate in the house is healthy and the humidity is optimal. The house is about 70 m2 big and has many big windows and sliding doors that […]

Modern wattle and daub from a japanese craftsman

The japanese craftsfman Naoki Kusumi presents a modern interpretation of a wattle and daub wall. He is the successor of an ancient family tradition which he develops and enriches. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmK2HRA7BKE

Cob houses in Romania

Ileana Mavrodin is a Romanian architect. She has worked for long years in Canada but when she decides a few years ago to come back to her home country she begins to build cob houses because for her this is the best way to connect to nature. She started with her own house but now […]

My healthy summer 2016

The site “Healthy life” announced a competition – My healthy summer 2016 and I decided to participate with pictures of the oven that we built this summer with love and natural materials. “Summer is my favorite season, because I spend a lot of time outside: work in the garden, restoration of the houses, herbs gathering, […]

Movie about the use of earth in Bulgaria

Last year in the context of  a European project on the conservation of old knowledge and techniques in building, I gave an interview about the Rahovitza activities. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVD-rjGkl7A