Bamboo Homes around the World

 


Elora Hardy with her firm, Ibuku, builds the most incredible bent-Bamboo structures

Over the years, Guadua Bamboo has continued to inspire with its creations

A simple and beautiful Bamboo hut amongst the several found dotting the beaches of Thailand

Ali and Jarmil’s eco-Bamboo home, Hideout


Bamboo, like true wood, is a natural composite material with a high strength-to-weight ratio useful for structures. Bamboo has a higher compressive strength than wood, brick or concrete and a tensile strength that rivals steel.

Bamboos are some of the fastest-growing plants in the world, due to a unique rhizome-dependent system.

More and more, bamboo houses are becoming the next trend in homebuilding as we continue to search for ways to replace traditional building materials with renewable sources that can do the job as well or better. Humans have been utilizing bamboo as a construction material for millennia as it is light but very strong, extremely resilient to shear forces like those of earthquakes and hurricanes, and grows back very rapidly once harvested.

We are currently building our Bamboo Loft with a Living Roof for large groups and workshops and will add details soon here.

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