Welcome to our Natural Building Blog. Like the title says, we’re experiencing record traffic. Most new readers are going to our Earth Sheltered / Underground House Plans page. First, I’d like to encourage new readers to search our site for low cost innovative building ideas. There’s over 1,460 blog posts on many different topics. Our focus is often earthbag building (building with sand bags), but we also cover many other natural building methods such as compressed earth block (CEB), adobe, bamboo, stone, etc. We believe using locally available minimally processed natural materials along with recycled materials will produce the lowest cost houses. Be sure to see our FAQ page where we address the most Frequently Asked Questions. You can search our site with the built-in search engine, or browse by topic. Our related websites are shown on the right hand side of the page. Altogether we have thousands of pages of free content, including articles, image galleries, recommended videos, detailed drawings, complete how-tos, free plans and much more.
On a more personal note, this site isn’t focused on commercializing anything. We’re here to see these ideas spread around the world. Kelly and I have been long term advocates of natural building and have spent years building up our websites to where they are today. So with that, I’d like to offer a free design to our new readers — some sort of earth sheltered greenhouse or underground home plan. Your suggestions will greatly improve the design and increase the number of structures built. Leave a comment below and I’ll respond usually within a short time period.