What's Here for You...

Hello there! You are probably here because you believe that building should be more fun, more engaging, more beautiful, healthier, and have a positive impact on people and the planet. If so, you're in the right place. Whether you have an interest in building a home or cottage with natural materials, a fascination for fire, perhaps to bake bread and pizza or to heat your home or greenhouse, or need advice on integrating healthier, more natural materials into a new or existing home, we can help. 

We offer a wide range of natural building workshops across Western Canada (and beyond) to help you gain the skills and confidence needed to begin your own project. Once there, we provide a variety of consulting services to aspiring builders and building professionals alike, ensuring things get off to a good start and endure for years to come. Our professional installations help you get the work done well, in less time and with less stress. We help bring dreams of earth down to earth.

Our website is full of information, both introductory and advanced, to get you started down the deeply rewarding path of building with earthen materials. From thought-provoking essays, to helpful tips and ideas, there are opportunities here for you. Enjoy!

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Clay Paint Workshop in Penticton, BC
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Clay paint: the easiest way to use natural building materials in your own home. Join us for a hands-on evening to learn everything you need to know about natural, non-toxic, latex paint alternatives....

The long awaited 3rd edition of the Rocket Mass Heaters book by Ianto Evans and Leslie Jackson is finally here! Like the last edition, this book includes excellent illustrations and practical and accessible instructions on how to build a rocket...

The latter part of 2013 saw the release of two new DVDs on rocket mass heaters - one, a 4 DVD set called Paul Wheaton's Wood Burning Stoves 2.0,...

Recently I've seen a number of alarming posts on new changes to regulations coming down from the EPA regarding wood stoves....

Drywall (a.k.a. Sheetrock, plasterboard, gypsum wallboard) is king. The average 2,000 square foot North American home today has over 16,000 lbs of the stuff making up its walls and ceilings!1 But for those of us...

Cob ovens have an incredible power – they bring people together, they bake the most amazing food, they are beautiful to look at, and they are not too bad from an efficiency perspective.

As a natural builder it has been fascinating to watch the explosion of interest around the tiny house movement in recent years....

One of the most exciting projects we took on this year, 2013, was the Straw Bale Roundhouse at Woodland West, just outside Millarville, in Southern Alberta. Our workshop hosts, Margit & Drew McNaughton, share in our vision of creating spaces...