Natural Building

In our efforts to preserve and protect our natural environment we will provide hands-on workshops with straw bale/cob and earth bag construction. These range from very creative to larger permitted living structures.

Natural building is one of the oldest ways of building. It was at one point the only way of building. Derived from the observation of nature and wildlife, we learned how to shelter ourselves by using natural materials found on the land. Some of the oldest buildings known to man are made from natural materials. Only in the last 200 years has natural building taken a back seat to what we now know as conventional building. Since the standardization of building materials in the early nineteenth century, natural building has often been viewed as substandard.

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