CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE VIDEO COURTESY OF faircompanies.com http://faircompanies.com/videos/view/the-ultimate-earth-friendly-building-material-mud/ When homebuilder Graeme Ellis decided to build a home for himself and his family 30 years ago, he looked to his property for material. The rich soil on his plot near Melbourne, Australia was ideal for making mudbricks and so he- and a dozen friends-… Read More A MUDBRICK HOME 30 YEARS ON
The ecopods outer shell A standard 8’x20’ steel shipping container creates the building platform, main shell and structure of the ecopod. Large quantities of sea containers are stock piled in many North American cities due to a trade imbalance between the east and west. In some cases these stock piles are stacked so high that… Read More Here’s a bit of fun & and some food for thought…
Have you wondered why the cost of your dream home suddenly became a nightmare. With housing affordability at explosive levels and every investor and bank covering their pocketbooks there was nowhere for house prices to go but through the roof. Now we have to try and unscramble the omelette , but in the end it’s… Read More Who crashed the economy » Blog Archive » The Scam of the Century
More informationhttp://secure.heritageonline.com.au/greenloans/More-information.aspx The Australian Government Green Loans program provides Australians with a free Home Sustainability Assessment coupled with access to an interest-free Green Loan of up to $10,000. This enables home owners to make improvements and reap the savings from less energy and water use around their homes. Each year the average Australian household contributes… Read More Heritage Building Society
ALISTAIR KNOX ————————————————————————– Alistair Knox was the foremost environmental builder of his generation. Inspired by Justus Jorgenson’s mud brick structures at Montsalvat, Knox became one of several poineers of mud brick building in the Eltham district after he returned from service in the second world war. Stimulated by the post-war shortage of building materials of… Read More
This may be the last generation of Australians that can afford to buy their own new home
Neil & Elaine’s pioneering mud brick house at Eltham.