Natural Building

Curious about natural building? Learn about local and national natural building communities and organizations who are already implementing these practices. More resources for this category are located in the Natural Building Blog category page:


Earthaven Ecovillage – Black Mountain Ecovillage with neighborhoods of natural building homes and businesses.

Green Home Building – A range of information about sustainable architecture and natural building.

Natural Building Colloquium Southwest – A great source for information on natural building technologies and products.

The California Institute of Earth Art and Architecture – Non-profit foundation dedicated to research and education of the public in environmentally orientated arts and architecture.

The Farm – Ecovillage Training Center in Summertown, TN established in the 1970s.

Straw Bale

Straw Bale Buildings – Building Science for Strawbale Buildings.

Frequently Asked Questions about Straw Bale Buildings by Green Weaver. – StrawBale Innovations, LLC, a company dedicated to providing the very latest information and techniques on straw bale construction.

The Last Straw – The International Journal of Straw Bale and Natural Building.


Cob Cottage Company – Oregon-based company conducting research on natural building and empowering people to build their own natural built houses.

Earthed – UK-based Sustainable Building, Design, and Education specializing in Cob.