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Earth, Wood and Sun - Natural Building, Local Style Add Video

"When we are able to successfully work with local ecologies to meet our needs, we do the Earth a better service. And we are becoming empowered in our own lives." Natural builder Chris Foraker gives a tour of work-in-progress at Aprovecho Center, Oregon. The structure's clay, straw, sand, and wood come primarily from their own land. Much of the work was done by amateurs using techniques that donapos;t take industrial levels of technology. Aprovecho builders pioneered using small diameter flat-sided poles to replace dimensional lumber - a technique accepted into the local building code. Chris dreams of reintroducing "regional vernacular architectures." This building beautifully expresses that dream. Episode 239. [] See all episodes of Peak Moment TV Visit Peak Moment TV's series page

Posted by Hernán Moraga on July 25, 2013 at 11:34 PM 697 Views

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