posted on Sep, 13 2010 @ 12:51 AM
This is pretty sweet and looks relatively inexpensive to purchase.
I wonder though if I could build something like this where I'm currently living.
Where I live is prone to Earthquakes, floods, mudslides and typhoons, not to mention a torrential monsoon season.
My concern is that building it into the side of any hill side may prove dangerous or destructive at the very least come the rainy season. Also A
concern of mine would be the many insects that might find the house edible.
Moreover I have to also consider the prospect of mold accumulating the the hay walls as it traps moister, water being retained in the ceiling and what
not. Not that I have to build it like this there are many kubo/ nipa style houses here that can stand for a 100 years but I just like this
architecture. I currently live in the land of bamboo and rocks so supplies wouldn't run out.
Substituting hay with woven leaves is better here since its tropical, and coconut fronds make a suitable roof. I think I'm going to attempt a
tropical hybrid version of this.
Off to get the plans!