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Here are just a few examples of ecologically sustainable housing designs that can be used by anyone even on a limited income. You can visit and stay in an amazing eco-village in Peru and volunteer there for one month or more, go to this site here

Check out First Earth which was a documentary with the aim of filming and photographing as many ecological housing designs as possible.

''FIRST EARTH is a documentary about the movement towards a massive paradigm shift for shelter -- building healthy houses in the old ways, out of the very earth itself, and living together like in the old days, by recreating villages. It is a sprawling film, shot on location from the West Coast to West Africa. An audiovisual manifesto filmed over the course of 4 years and 4 continents, FIRST EARTH makes the case that earthen homes are the healthiest housing in the world; and that since it still takes a village to raise a healthy child, it is incumbent upon us to transform our suburban sprawl into eco-villages.''

 This is an brilliant example of Sustainable Freedom. Desert based Housing that is completely self sustainable generating its own electricity and water with zero pollution.


Also visit the Earthships website, this organization have built eco-homes in areas that have suffered environmental disasters such as Haiti, China and Africa.

Sustainable Freedom



Another source of ecological housing is european based Simon Dale's woodland housing designs can be made with natural materials for less than 5K

Compressed Brick Building-Open Source Ecology

Straw Bale Housing

Earth Bag Building

Cal Dome-Super Adobe Technology

ECO-DIY ideas for living pollution free in your home:

Thanks to those people that like to share knowledge:

Hydrogen Generators

Build a Wind Turbine

Build a Solar Panel


 Geodesic Dome Asembly

You can also make a simple solar water heater with black rubber tubing on a roof  in the daytime, which provides hot  water effectively for a shower

Solar Shower

Solar Thermal Water Heater for less than $5

Build a Sawdust/Compost Toilet

Composting Toilet Resources

Barrel Style Compost Toilet

Small Farms Library- online books to read on Organic Farming & Sustanable Living

Permaculture International

Starting an Organic Garden

Solar Cooking Box Oven



Join our Tree House Community for more ideas on building ecologically viable housing here:

The Tree House  - Alternative Living Communities

Ecological & Sustainable Communities For Rainbow Warriors

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