I really like this video above. There are great ideas, too, for people who are wanting to know about green living. I didn’t realize that straw bale structures dated from the 30’s in Nebraska — but this Swedish video below is really cool.
There is a second part to that Swedish vid that shows more about how they plaster the walls.
Here is the link for the first video — and a modern concept for the desert, here.
The straw bale concept really interests me, as does adobe. I love the way the roof catches water for the cistern. Totally ecological. My house, which dates from the 30’s used to have a cistern as well. I just think there are ideas we can go backwards, towards. And these worked before when life was much simpler. The rounded smooth surfaces of the straw bale houses remind me of the adobe structures in California and New Mexico.