Hall view to bedroom, Bishops Wood. I love the organic and serene feeling of this room. In order to truly achieve sustainability, we are going to have to reinvent our societally-biased definition of "family homes".
Cob homes! And the website has more construction types for sustainable housing I'm loving these example of larger family sized cob homes that don't all look like hobbit holes.) I like that cob can be freeformed
What is a COB? Cob is a structural composite of earth, clay, straw, sand and water that is hand-sculpted into wall decorations. shelters or houses. With cob you can also create beautiful wall-sculptures, to achieve various interior design.
Cob lessons: The wood stove is surrounded by cob for thermal mass, and includes a warm nook with shelf to culture yogurt. Not sure about the yogurt thing, but I guess I could learn. Love the cozy feel of this area and love the wood burning stove.