How to Maintain a Japanese Futon. In Japan, futons are different from the versions found in many other countries. They are not used on frames, but are placed directly on the floor and slept on, then stored during the day to create space.
Here's another inspiring earthbag construction for fans of natural homes out there! The Shantikuthi Earthbag Spiral House is called such because its walls were built in a spiral pattern. Its roof also has a spiral garden where visitors can harvest seeds to bring home and plant in their own yard. Learn more about it and view the slideshow of the building process on our site! :)
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