Natural Homes & Sustainable Living

Welcome to The Groundhouse – a portal for natural homes and sustainable living.

Our starting point is one example of a groundhouse : a home that is grounded or aligned-with-nature. Through a process of collaboration we designed & built our own earthship home in Brittany. Over the coming months we will be adding more approaches, practical projects and visions for aligned living.

We welcome opportunities for creative collaboration – whether it’s new ecobuilds, indigenous designs, ecoretrofits of existing homes, ecotechnologies, or bigger questions like planning and access to land – we are keen to help communicate your vision through The Groundhouse and the production of short 101Vision films.

Daren Howarth, Adrianne Nortje, The Groundhouse

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