I was doing some more research on natural building and specifically the reciprocal roof, and came across this delightful work that I thought was worth its own thread:
"The house was built with maximum regard for the environment and by reciprocation gives us a unique opportunity to live close to nature. Being your own (have a go) architect is a lot of fun and allows you to create and enjoy something which is part of yourself and the land rather than, at worst, a mass produced box designed for maximum profit and convenience of the construction industry. Building from natural materials does away with producers profits and the cocktail of carcinogenic poisons that fill most modern buildings." "Reciprocal roof rafters are structurally and aesthaetically fantastic and very easy to do" "Straw bales in floor, walls and roof for super-insulation and easy building"