In Season 2, Urban Conversion explores alternative building ideas with methods and materials that are eco-friendly, less expensive, locally sourced, better insulated AND beautiful!
We wanted to share some updated images of the finished construction!
STRAW BALE HOME:
Urban Conversion was lucky enough to film this home being built using straw bale construction with Green Architect, Brian Fuentes. The end results are truly beautiful!
Before Interior After Interior
More gorgeous interiors!
EARTH-RAMMED HOME: The High Park Fire in Colorado in 2012 took the Squibb’s family home. Mark Squibb, father and entrepreneur, decided to look at it as an opportunity to try something completely different and rebuilt an off-the-grid, earth-friendly dwelling utilizing the burned timbers, beetle-kill pine, donated old tires and the dirt from their property. What they created from their hard work is extraordinary as you can see in some of these photos. Check out Mark’s website to see all the innovations he created! http://ultracrib.com/
Interior of home facing greenhouse windows during construction
Finished interior highlighting Earthen floor
Interior from upstairs, above future dining area, facing tire wall during construction
Finished dining area view from upstairs
Building the tire wall by the future fireplace
Finished wall with fireplace
They were able to use Beetle-kill pine for the interior walls…for FREE!
Shot in the future Greenhouse
Urban Conversion wishes the Squibb family all the best in their beautiful new home!