Environmentalist’s best kept secret and the concrete industry’s worst nightmare… … the earthbag method means that you can build a small retreat to withstand bullets, floods, hurricanes, storms and fires much better than a conventional house.
Shoe House, Mpumalanga, South Africa: The South African Shoe house is one of many shoe-shaped houses in the world and was built in 1990 by entrepreneur and artist Ron Van Zyl. The Shoe is situated on the Panorama Route
This romantic cottage is similar in design to some of the fairy-tale cottages found at Blaise Hamlet in northwest Bristol, England. Peeking out from under a heavy thatch roof and ivy-draped walls are little windows with diamond panes.