A little something different now, with Backwoods Home magazine from across the pond in America: “Practical ideas for self-reliant living.”
Walter Segal (1907 – 1985) was an architect who developed a system of self-build housing. The Segal self-build method is based on traditional timber frame methods modified to use standard materials available today. It eliminates the need for wet trades such as bricklaying and plastering resulting in a light-weight method which can be built with minimal experience and are ecologically sound.
The Land is written by and for people who believe that the roots of justice, freedom, social security and democracy lie not so much in access to money, or to the ballot box, as in access to land and its resources.
Or to give a full title, “Humble Homes, Simple Shacks, Cozy Cottages, Ramshackle Retreats, Funky Forts”
“…is a culmination of my love for ultra-tiny living, and covers some of the small houses and cabins I’ve unprofessionally built. “Lark”itecture is my self-coined/invented term (never seen it used anywhere else) , as I have no professional training, and have instead built my “abilities” off of years of simple and unschooled fort building, chicken coop construction, and small cabin erection.” says author Derek ‘Deek’ Diedricksen.
What do beer cans, car tires and water bottles have in common? Not much unless you’re renegade architect Michael Reynolds, in which case they are tools of choice for producing thermal mass and energy-independent housing.