10th Year Anniversary of Natural Building Blog

We’re happy to announce our tenth anniversary this month. Very exciting. Time really flies. A lot has changed over the years, but Kelly and I continue promoting simple, affordable housing solutions using readily available local and natural building materials such as earth, stone, recycled wood, straw and rice hulls.

On the right hand side of the page you can find links to our other websites. Altogether, we have thousands of pages of free content on natural building, sustainable building and sustainable living (gardening, homesteading, off grid, etc.). Below I’ve listed the top 10 most popular stories of the year.

1. Counties with Few or No Building Codes
2. FAQs
3. Earth-Sheltered / Underground House Plans
4. Top 10 Cottage Industry Products
5. Free Plans
6. 25 Small, Sustainable House Plans, by Owen Geiger
7. Free Heat for Your Home: Homemade Briquettes and Logs
8, A Sad Story of What Can Happen Without a Permit
9. Pallet Wood Kitchen Cabinets (We have lots of stories on how to use pallet wood for furniture, paneling, flooring, trim, etc. Speaking from many years of experience, trying to make cabinets with pallets would be very time consuming and challenging. I’d suggest using recycled wood or locally/sustainably harvested standing dead timber.)
10. Green/Eco Friendly Brick Options

11. Log End Flooring
12. Do-it-yourself Pole-barn Building

Search our blog for keyword Anniversary to see the most popular stories in previous years.

8 thoughts on “10th Year Anniversary of Natural Building Blog”

  1. A truly inspirational site. So much so at an advanced age of 68 yrs. I decided to try building a small earthbag dome here in Crete Greece. After 3 years it still shows few signs of deterioration despite HOT weather in the summer and constant rain in the winter as well as earthquakes up to 4.5 on the Richter scale. If only I had heard of this 40 years ago !!!!! Congratulations on 10 years.

  2. Congrats on this milestone

    You and Kelly educated and planted ideas in many heads through the years and I am sure there are many dwellings built thanx to you guys

    May there be many more

    Best greetings


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