Alternative Building Techniques for the Future of Affordable Housing

For a long time I thought building a home was something unattainable.

The biggest barriers for me has been these two beliefs:

a) “It’s too expensive: It cost so much so I would need to get really rich first…”

b) The process is just to complicated: “I have to be a professional, experienced builder to build a home…”


During the last few years, I have been enrolling a study in the University of… Youtube… to research how people all over the world have been empowered to build there own homes, for little money… and I mean little… This cob house was build for around 500dollars)

The idea is… no matter what your budget is, you’re not so far from a home as you think. Time and resourcefulness seems to be your greatest allies.

I have found a lot of alternative building techniques which burst my bubble of limitations. Because they are both affordable and understandable.

Here are some of the techniques I have found along my path. You can use this page to google and youtube for your own research, finding the home that fits you best. 🙂

Aircrete Home

Amazing Dome Home Built For Under $11,000! - YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ABYMJl1cFY

A-Frame House

A-frame house plans from Ayfraym cost $1,950 - Curbed


Geodesic Dome

Pacific Domes - Dwell Domes

Home

https://pacificdomes.com/dwell-domes/#sizes

https://store.pacificdomes.com/product/20ft-dwell-dome/


Earthship

Earthship Brighton - Wikipedia


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iA0GKJUd4qw

Earthbag Home

nader khalili - Google Search | Earth bag homes, Cob house, Earthship


Kotthus – Torsten Grind, Järna

Han bygger rullande ”kottar” i Järna – följ med in i husvagnen | SVT Nyheter



Cob house

14 Characteristics of Cob Homes - This Cob House


Eco-Cocon (Straw Bale Pre-made Walls

Projects | EcoCocon

https://ecococon.eu/se

Earth Shelter (The Hobbit House)

The Rural Landowner's Guide to Earth Sheltered Homes
Company:
https://greenmagichomes.com/model/murano-4-br/

http://www.beingsomewhere.net


Straw Bale House

Blackheath Strawbale House - Sustainable House Day


http://naturalhomes.org/beths-strawbale-cottage.htm?a=sigikoko

https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/sustainable-straw-bale-construction-house-photos-36904060

Cork


https://www.rundzwei.de/en/content/042cork-screw-house



Hempcrete Home

The house that hemp built | The Islander | Kingscote, SA


Informative video about hemplime: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4kKxY7KNyw

https://havenearth.org/

Brochure: https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:20d8da33-fc13-4e9f-9af4-2ec272fb1925#pageNum=1

https://www.hampvaruhuset.se/thermo-hampa-isolering/

https://houseofhemp.se/

Hemp Webinar
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=uhZkL9Gsm9o&fbclid=IwAR3RO-gOKek2bUltE94XsHG15yol61J9niYRrQPgl19XwVXCnzI8MLoRHTM&app=desktop

https://www.ukhempcrete.com/hempcrete-buildings-thermal-performance-and-costs/

https://www.hampvaruhuset.se/


Alosha Lynov’s Integrated Design for Cold Climate Housing

Wautillarium - Biotecture Eco-System for cold climate


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7f4O5nFF9-4

Seaweed House



https://vandkunsten.com/en/projects/seaweedhouse

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Further Inspiration

34 dollar A -Frame guest house:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1VAslarHqE



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