Many types of resources are required to learn and execute natural building projects. We need the raw natural materials to build with, of course, but the skills and knowledge of those who will do the building are equally important. Many individuals, and organizations in addition to Design~Build~Live, and print/web documents, can serve as resources to those wishing to build naturally.
Natural builders, architects, artist, craftspeople, permaculturists, and rainwater systems designers and installers, are only a few of the types of people who can provide knowledge and skills to help you execute your natural building projects. See our Human Resources page for just some of those who might advise, educate or support your efforts. Coming soon…
Some of the most essential building materials used in natural building include: Clay, Sand, Straw, Stone, Lime and native wood. Appropriate tools and equipment are also necessary natural building resources. Locating and acquiring all of these types of material resources can range from easy to difficult. We hope to make your search easier by providing various sources that we know, with an emphasis on LOCAL¬† and regional to the greatest extent possible. Coming soon…
There are many local, national and international organizations who offer invaluable information to help you make your life more sustainable. With an emphasis on local and regional organizations, we offer a list of recommended resources on our Related Organizations page.
Print & Web Resources
Books, periodicals and web sites are valuable tools for learning about natural building and sustainable living. Some of those that we have found useful are shown on our Print & Web Resources page.