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We are witnessing a renaissance in the way we build houses.

        This renaissance, known as "natural building," is where ancient tradition meets a modern pioneering spirit. People seeking to create a home which is healthy, beautiful and sustainable are turning to old/new technologies such as straw-bale construction, cob and permaculture. These rely on local materials and skills to create an architecture rooted in place and community, and an edible natural landscape around it.

 

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Straw Bale Workshops


New Straw Bale

The New Strawbale Home
by Catherine Wanek

Visit
The New Strawbale Home's page
and see beautiful photos!


Natural Building Resources
is an umbrella organization created to disseminate and coordinate information and activities regarding natural building, sustainable architecture, and ecological living.

Book and Video Sales:
Natural Building Resources carries a number of hand-picked informational materials about natural building and living, including subjects such as straw bale, cob, light clay, bamboo and others. We offer this small but wide-ranging collection as a service to homeowners, architects and builders. Proceeds help fund this website and other educational activities. The support of others helped make this website available for you; your support will help those yet to walk the road you're already on.

Black Range Films:
Black Range Films is our in-house media facility, which has produced the award-winning video The Straw Bale Solution, the Urban Permaculture video featuring Dr Bill Roley, and the Building With Straw series of videos. An hour-long documentary of Build Here Now, a natural building and permaculture convergence held at the Lama Foundation in northern New Mexico in 1999 is currently being edited.

The Natural Building Colloquium:
The Black Range Lodge has hosted three Natural Building Colloquia, an inspired sharing of ideas by practitioners from several disciplines through hands-on workshops, lectures, slide shows and presentations with the purpose of supporting the ongoing "renaissance" in natural building and ecological design.

 

Building Healthy Teeth:

One link of interest to natural builders is how to have a healthy mouth. Living a natural lifestyle in green homes is nice when you participate in a natural health care regime. This includes information explained in the book, Cure Tooth Decay.


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