Our newsletter is a thoughtful collection of articles and happenings related to natural building and creative shelter. We strive to bring you relevant and interesting information. It is great way to stay informed about what's going on in the world of natural building, as well as other earth repair type events, especially in Western Canada.
Here is our ongoing list of past newsletters. They are a good way to look back on some of the articles that are in series, especially if you missed something or want a refresher! We hope you enjoy!
April 2013 - Mike Jones Talks With Dirt Craft About His Straw Bale Home Journey (podcast), Japan Reflections, Alberta Straw Bale Comprehensive, Dealing With Code Officials, Why We Do What We Do - Video and recently announced courses for 2013 including Learn to Build a Rocket Mass Heater, Earthen Plasters for Natural Buildings, & Learn to Build a Cob Oven Western Canadian dates & locations
October 2012 - Two new wokshops, Stories From the International Straw Bale Confrence plus an audio presentation from John Straub titled 'What is Natural Building Anyway?', New Earthen Floor Time Lapse video, Article: The Devil is in the Details - the importance of details when designing your natural home
July 2012 - DIY Cob Oven Tips, Exterior Plasters for Earthen Buildings, Introduction to the Yurt Adventures, We Want to See Your Oven - so… if you’ve taken a workshop with us and have put the knowledge into practice, please get in touch. If we’ve helped you build an oven through a workshop and you’ve been using it, get in touch. We’d love to hear from you, as would others!
May 2012 - An interview wil Bill Steen, Photo gallery from Ashle'y month in Arizona at the Canelo Project, Top Ten Reasons Natural Building Is For You (1. Your parents deprived you of dirt as a child...), New book available: Tiny Homes by Lloyd Kahn, Shelter Publications.
April 2012 - So You Want to Live in an Earthen Home Part lll: Site Selection, A Lesson in Chimneys: An Update on the Rocket Stove, Earthen Floors, Open Yard Pizza Party Schedule 2012
January 2012 - So You Want to Live in an Earthen Home Part ll: Choosing a Building Method, American Clay Application, and Best of 2011 Slideshow!
November 2011- All about the science of Clay (Dirt), So You Want to Live in an Earthen Home Part l: Land Selection, The Benefits of Using Clay Paints and Plasters
September 2011 - Reflections on the Rocket Stove: The Rocket that Didn't Suck and Then It Did, and Now I'm Happy, A Little Place of Our Own: Natural Building in the City
July 2011 - Living in the City and the Economics of Owning a Home Part lll, Clay based paints
May 2011 - The Economics of Owning a Home Part ll, New links to Cooking in Your Cob Oven videos
March 2011 - The Economics of Owning a Home Part l, Natural Building and City Repair