|Erdhaus (Earth House) by architect Peter Vetsch|
In addition, the idea of being able to invite friends, family, and anyone who is interested to come and literally build a magical museum from the ground up seems like an extraordinary and wonderful way to begin. After all, one of the major attractions of natural building techniques is the fact that anyone can learn them!
|Cliff dwelling, Bandelier, NM|
|"Dawn/Dusk Duplex" at the Cob Cottage Company|
2) Resource Efficient Through the Life of the Building: "Human use [of a building] requires environmental resources for such things as heating, cooling water and electricity. A 'green' building provides these human needs efficiently, conserving resources."
|a traditional adobe building|
4) Nontoxic: "To sustain healthy lives, we need to sustain a healthy indoor and outdoor environment. A 'green' building, then, needs to provide a healthy indoor environment while doing nothing to harm the outdoor environment."
and my personal favorite...
|Simon Dale's £3,000 low-impact 'hobbit house' in Wales, UK|
|a traditional Icelandic building|
And wouldn't that make for a marvelous museum?