Shelter

  • BRITTANY GROUNDHOUSE

    OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

    A groundhouse is simply a home aligned with nature in all three aspects of design: Architecture - simple solar passive house (solar orientation, high thermal mass, ... Read more

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  • EARTHSHIP BRIGHTON

    earthship brighton

    I first stepped into an earthship in the weeks running up to the start of building earthship brighton This was back in 2003, when we had ... Read more

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  • TYRES FOR EARTHSHIP WALLS

    OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

    the rammed earth formers for the heavy structural external walls include the use of 1000 salvaged tyres

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  • GROUNDHOUSE ROOF

    roof - the main roof structure comprises 23 ibeams specified and supplied by Finn Forests.  These lock onto the front ‘kerto‘ front face beam with heavy duty simpson joist ... Read more

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  • EARTHSHIP WALLS

    external walls – construction follows the tried and tested ‘earthship’ rammed earth wall building technique using tyres as formers for the rammed earth.  Around 150 tonnes ... Read more

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  • SOLAR POWER

    Design aim: groundhouse is zero carbon producing more electricity than consumed The main electrics are conventional.  We put in a 2 way connection to the national grid ... Read more

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  • SHIPWRECK SALVAGE WOOD

    OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

    what was up on the beach was old growth pine from ancient boreal forest - perfect for building

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  • SOLAR HEAT

    Glass South Face – the entire front face opens.  Each room is glazed with operable windows for ventilation which sit over the top of trifolding doors. The ... Read more

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  • STRAWBALE

    Brett Coulstock

    strawbale building provides beautiful, healthy, sustainable and affordable homes and work places - Barbara Jones

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  • EARTHBAG

    southbank_andreas_2

    there is a sustainable solution to human shelter, based on timeless materials (earth, water, air and fire) and timeless principles (arches, vaults and domes). Every ... Read more

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