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Affordable Natural House
Madison, Wisconsin

The Affordable Natural House is an urban infill "green" and natural home that we are building in Madison Wisconsin. It demonstrates an integrated family of techniques combining energy-efficiency, healthy living environment, and ecologically-aware, low-pollution materials.

Design concepts | Site | Workshop | In-progress | House Details | Research | Interview w/ Lou


Above: The Affordable Natural House after a substantial snowfall, 8 December 2009. The design of the roof venting system prevents ice-damming and the large icicles such as occur on the neighboring conventional house to the left.

Click to view the documentary video about the Affordable Natural House

 

Patty Lowe of Wisconsin Public Television visits for an interview at the Affordable Natural House

 
Follow construction work in Northern Wisconsin with a video showing how to make straw-clay walls...

Additional Resources:

State of New Mexico's Straw-Clay Guidelines (PDF--32K Download)
Alternative Construction - Contemporary Natural Building Methods
Edited by Lyn Elizabeth & Cassandra Adams (John Wiley & Sons, publishers)


Design concepts | Site | Workshop | In-progress | House Details | Research | Interview w/ Lou