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Asbjoern Rohde
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Hello
I'm new on the forum here. It looks great.
Permaculture is amazing and I also enjoy green building in particular.

I thought I'd share some roundhouse building with you that I did in SW Wales, UK.
All materials are locally sourced or salvaged second hand.
We mainly used handtools to minimize total embodied energy of the building. There were lots of volunteers and a great atmosphere.
Methods such as cordwood, straw bale, cob, roundwood timber framing, earth floor, dry stone walls etc etc were used.

Feel free to check out my albums(one by one from the top works the best (there are a few pictures that aren't really about the build)):
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1277196726650.2043084.1131951853&l=567e21e21c
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1434880708651.2060086.1131951853&l=2d774f738d

I also helped out on a project in Sweden, rebuilding a 140 year old log farm house, building a roundhouse, pizza oven, and digging a 5 metre deep well by hand - we also dumpsterdived a great deal for free food! (some pictures not related to the building):
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1499241477630.2067069.1131951853&l=63fc13708d
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1499357960542.2067085.1131951853&l=9632de7f96
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1593778560998.2085938.1131951853&l=570f1c0303
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1594512659350.2086005.1131951853&l=3031aa5bc1
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1713306349118.2094614.1131951853

Enjoy!

Feel free to comment and ask questions

Regards,
Asbjoern in Sweden.

Have a nice summer!



 
Asbjoern Rohde
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In case you've seen Simon Dale's roundhouse(also known as the 'hobbit house' - he's a dear friend of mine and the one I volunteered for for half a year in Wales, before taking on my own project.
 
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Hello
i was wondering if there was a book or web site that goes in to detail on building a Round house such as the one you show here.?
 
Asbjoern Rohde
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There are of course many green building books out there where you can read into straw bale or cordwood building used in a roundhouse construction.

Here's a roundhouse specific book: http://www.amazon.com/Building-Impact-Roundhouse-Simple-Living/dp/1856230198

By Tony Wrench, another guy in Wales.
 
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Permabjoern Thank you for the link, i had seen this book beforbut did not know if it was decent or not
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There are of course many green building books out there where you can read into straw bale or cordwood building used in a roundhouse construction.

Here's a roundhouse specific book: http://www.amazon.com/Building-Impact-Roundhouse-Simple-Living/dp/1856230198

By Tony Wrench, another guy in Wales.
 
                                  
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Tak so mykett!!Very nice work!  I will be travelling to Sweden this August to visit family, and was hoping to pick some pointers on sustainable building...  the green way of building in America seems to have been lost in our disposable world whereas in Sweden it has only been more sophisticated!!
 
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