Aprovecho Homes

These homes I worked on with others at Aprovecho Ecovillage in Cottage Grove, OR. The first house is made with slipstraw, hempcrete, and straw-bales for insulation. On the side of the house is a bike powered pump which provides water pressure to the home from the rainwater catchment system. It is also is equipped with in-floor heating that gets heat from both the wood stove and a solar hot water system. The living roof on top is accessed from the loft inside. The interior and exterior walls are coated with a natural clay and lime plaster. It also has a earthen floor inside. The second hut is built with woven bamboo, and a natural plaster using a traditional method with clay and horse manure.

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