Earth

Earth floors saving lives in Rwanda

Earth floors saving lives in Rwanda

Earth floors Its as simple as the dirt underneath our feet. Thats the idea behind a project started by a group of students at Stanford University. The Project aims to address health concerns and improve the quality life for families

Earthen building code

Earthen building code

One of the most used building materials on earth, the soil beneath our feet may have become the victim of prejudice in recent history. For those of us interested in this fad of building out of local materials it can

Rocket mass heaters: The dogsled chronicles P.1

Rocket mass heaters: The dogsled chronicles P.1

By. Leslie Jackson Now that spring is upon us and the wind doesn't sing through my leaky poor man's craftsman bungalow, the days lengthen, and the sun shines even more, you'd think this Californian would relax back into her favorite ripped-up

Straw Clay –

Placing straw clay into walls   Straw clay has been used for thousands of years, though formulations and techniques vary. This article covers some of the techniques we have employed in projects at The natural Builders. We try where possible