• Projects,  Techniques

    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

  • Projects,  Techniques

    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 application of an earth floor in a french house that is being renovated with natural materials.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iHFeXG3yAE  

  • Projects

    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 guarantee a direct relation for the inhabitants with the natural surroundings. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-cKQqP67Dg

  • Projects,  Techniques

    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 she designs and supervises the building of houses for other clients. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBBywSB-EuM

  • Projects

    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, walks… This summer in the Rhodopean village Kosovo we decided to build a small oven. Until 70-80 years ago every house in the village had its own oven in which one a week tasty bread was baked. After we watched several movies on youtube we decided to go for an easy model, shaped directly on…

  • Events,  Projects

    Earth building seminar in June

    A two-day training on earth building will take place on June 25th and 26th in the Rodopean village Kosovo. There will be a theoretical and a practical part. The techniques of adobe, straw earth and earth and lime plasters will bepresented in details. You will find detailed information about the event in the attached brochure. Раховица_Семинар_Юни_2016