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Cute Austrian House

Austria has a strong German flavour having once been part of the German Nation. Sharing the Alps with it’s close Bavarian neighbours the house design has many similarities to its Bavarian neighbours. This pretty Austrian house in Amras, Innsbruck has a strong Bavarian flavour – flower  boxes, painted picture-framed windows. The name of the house […]

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South African Xhosa Hut

Xhosa huts are beehive shaped huts with cone roofs known as Rondewels. The walls are made with clay and earth and the roof with grass thatch held together with a wooden brace. A Xhosa family homestead was known as an umzi (pl. imizi ), and several adjoining imizi formed a village. An umzi generally housed an extended family, including […]

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Traditional Libyan Home

This is what the inside of a traditional Ghadames house looks like. A family still owns and keeps up this house as a showpiece, but they are no longer allowed to live in it. Imagine being forced out of your own house by the state and shepherded into a concrete compound. Source http://www.michaeltotten.com/archives/000641.html Technorati Tags: […]

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Using whole trees to build a house structure

I love this use of natural materials. According to the Forest Products Laboratory, a whole, unmilled tree can support 50 percent more weight than the largest piece of lumber milled from the same tree. Putting this principle into practice, Whole Tree Architecture is dedicated to building with materials that lumber companies consider scrap – weed […]

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