Build the magic framework with logs
This is how your act should look like if the magic is going the right way
This is the family home of Simon Dale in Wales. This house was built with maximum regard for the environment and by reciprocation gives the family a unique opportunity to live close to nature.
In couple's own words: "The attempt to find a synergy with nature is the approach that we are using to design systems for living. These systems include buildings, food production, waste and water systems and much more. When we are working with rather than against nature, the rest of nature works with us and things become easy. This is Permaculture."
"Take one baby, a toddler and a building site. Mix well with a generous helping of mud, combine with 6 weeks of solid welsh rain whilst living under canvas. Do this in candle light without a bathroom or electricity for three months. Chuck in living with your father for good measure. Top with an assortment of large slugs. The result a hand crafted home of beauty, warmth and health for about £3,000.
Having children is a major motivation for buying a house. Combine the rigours of looking after young children and meeting demanding mortgage payments in today’s climate and you have a recipe for stress. Then add to this concern about toxic materials that are inherent in most buildings, and exposing your precious babies to them is a cocktail of dismay. This would sum up the options before our family before we decided to take the plunge and go off the beaten track "
Hats off to the family for taking a concious step towards eco friendly living! You can go through more details on how they built the house and their plans of more such eco lodgings here
Some links on Permaculture: