Thoughtful home design is a reflection of your values and how you choose to live your life.
Increasingly people are becoming more aware of the footprint they are leaving in this world and turning to ancient techniques with the advantage of modern technical information to build homes that are more comfortable and less expensive to run while being environmentally friendly.
Homes built from the earth have been around for 9000 years. In ancient cultures most homes and places of worship were constructed using earth materials with techniques like rammed earth.
Thanks to Yvonne for this Australian link to tons of valuable information regarding the rammed earth technique, passive design, efficient use of water, energy use, site issues and other impacts on the environment to consider when building your home.
There is also a comprehensive consumer guide and technical information about passive design, heating and cooling, orientation, water use, energy efficiency and will be invaluable if you are considering building or renovating.
This website is a joint initiative of the Australian Government and the design and construction industries.