I also want to build a small Hobbit House/partly earth integrated building. Since i have all these trees, i thought i could possibly integrate some trunks into the structure as grounding element.
I made a little sketch and hope that people will understand it...Do You guys think this is a good idea, or will the trunks/roots rot very fast?
I want about 25m², built from materials on site (red sandstone and wood, clay/cob, & i have access to copious amounts of raw sheep wool).
I don't like all the plastic foil in the Hobbit-house/wofati-style building, but right know can't think of any better way... Still it's pretty little industrial product used compared to modern standard building styles.
I hope you don't mind me asking, but does your name point in some way to native american ancestry?
I am interested in building a modification of the traditional Celtic style roundhouse down by my riverfront. Romantic, yes, and proven practical.
I would only use seasoned wood for the reasons you described, but am interested in integrating living trees as the tree-house master in the States does for his tree-houses, but of course laying the floor at a much lower level because I want to integrate with the sharp incline of the hillside too.
I have plenty of rocks on the property and am always using these as the basis of my building projects so will do that for the walls of the house beyond the platform. I will use slit shaped windows for light all around one section. Strong and raid proof. (Monkeys, baboons and other two-legged opportunists.) The front will not complete the circle but be cut across straight to meet up with the attached platform along the flood-line. I plan to roof with thatch - effective and long-lasting when correctly done. The house will be warmed with a rocket mass heater.
...This river project has to follow after my Chicken Mandala system I have started. Time and resources dictate. But I can share when I start it....