Nowadays building has become a sophisticated process using highly processed materials that are part of a huge global industry. At the other end, natural buildings are built to express the local landscape and local traditions and generally harmonize with the environment and feel a part of it. The techniques are many and we love researching, learning and applying the best solutions for our given situations.
Building homes and other structures that are healthy for humans and for the planet is an essential part of sustainability. At Ecovillage Firiteaz we strive towards these ideals as we try to build homes that are functional, aesthetically pleasing, and long-lived. Our idea is to construct shelter that minimizes negative ecological impact, relying on non-industrial, minimally processed, locally available, and renewable, recycled or recovered materials, while leaving room for farming and wilderness on the bulk of our land.
We also aim to integrate electricity production, water catchment, passive heating and cooling, and alternative waste-treatment.