All of Sigi's projects are designed to function in synchronicity with their environment. Each building relates to seasonal cycles of sun, wind, and rain to provide natural heating and cooling primarily from passive (free!) sources.
Bogdan Pękalski is an experienced self-builder. For years he has designed and created lots of gardens and home interiors for people who appreciated his style. About six years ago he bought a piece of land in Krzywcza, Poland and decided to build his dream house on a hill. More pictures at www.naturalhomes.org/polish-hobbit-house.htm
This is a collection of hundreds of natural buildings all over the world. You can search by construction type and/or country. The thumbnail pictures will take you either to an article, facebook album or video about the building. If you have built naturally you can add your work to the collection too. Follow the simple instructions...
Christopher Alexander in Pattern No.112 of A Pattern Language say, "Buildings, and especially houses, with a graceful transition between the street and the inside, are more tranquil than those which open directly off the street."
For large areas of grass like this a scythe is by far the best homesteading tool to use. Although a petrol weed-whacker might be tempting it does not perform well on these large areas, particularly in long grass [VIDEO].