Passive solar, straw bale and earthen building methods with low-impact, ecological design and space planning from a Permaculture perspective. Whole site integration, rainwater collection, grey water reuse
Detailed plans tailored to your project offering the level of detail you need/desire.
We offer consultation services on siting, design and construction details and methods. We also offer analysis of existing or developing designs. Consultation provided by phone, in writing &/or on-site appropriate to project/budget.
On-site training of professionals and/or owner builders in various low-impact and natural building techniques using earth, straw bales and lime based plasters
Available for teaching at your facility or site on topics ranging from understanding siting and the nature of materials & how buildings go together to cellular learning of earthen building methods, straw bale and plaster.
Available for presentations from 1 hour to full day. Topics: History of Natural Building; Straw Bale, Earthen and Other Low-Impact Buildings, Intro to Permaculture, Community and Social Architecture; The Paradox of Green Building and more.
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How do you cover a straw wall? Straw bale buildings, like other natural buildings, need to breathe. Apply a lime and clay plaster to both interior and exterior walls for a beautiful, healthy finish.