Over the years we’ve profiled thousands of affordable and sustainable housing ideas that include affordable homes made with natural building materials, earthquake and hurricane resistant housing, renewable energy, appropriate technology, permaculture, and on and on. In fact, we’ve covered almost the whole range of homesteading and sustainable living topics in addition to our main focus on natural building. We’ve done this because all these things are so closely interconnected. How can you have a sustainable home without a sustainable toilet, a renewable energy system and home garden? How can you build a sustainable home without affordable land? Most affordable land nowadays has depleted soil, so how do you improve degraded land to support a homestead?
Now we’re raising the bar. Kelly, his wife Zana, our friend Luke Anthony and myself have been brainstorming ways of taking our Natural Building Blog to the next level. This process included hours of exchanging emails — sharing our hopes and visions — to make our blog even better and more effective.
The problems in the world are truly staggering – seemingly insurmountable. But at the same time, our research has uncovered thousands of low cost, simple, practical solutions that can be put into wide use right now. This gives me and many others a great deal of hope for the future.
Our Natural Building Blog now has over 2,700 blog posts on low cost, sustainable, often world changing ideas all organized on one site for free. Our blog is becoming a veritable LIBRARY of practical know-how. Please let us know if you have suggestions for future improvements.
Here’s the list of recent upgrades we’ve made to our Natural Building Blog:
– Mobile device friendly: more and more people are accessing the Internet on smart phones and tablets and now our blog is more user friendly on those devices
– New subtitle text near top of page: Thriving Sustainably with Earthbag Building and Other Practical Solutions
– New text box below the header image that expresses the mission of our blog:
Our Mission: The Natural Building Blog is committed to providing free information that will improve people’s lives in a sustainable and affordable manner. This includes architecture, homesteading, gardening, appropriate technology, renewable energy, Permaculture principles, and ecological living.
– Clearer explanations of new topics to briefly summarize how and why they’re important to natural builders and homesteaders
We’re also planning special content for a weekly newsletter and a new PDF on the best places for natural builders and homesteaders to live. Let us know what you’d like to see.