• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education skip experiences global resources cider press projects digital market permies.com pie forums private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Anne Miller
  • jordan barton
  • Pearl Sutton
  • r ranson
  • Nicole Alderman
  • Greg Martin
  • Steve Thorn
stewards:
  • paul wheaton
  • Leigh Tate
  • Mike Haasl
master gardeners:
  • John F Dean
gardeners:
  • Carla Burke
  • Stacie Kim
  • Jay Angler

What is Natural Building? Is it All or Nothing?

 
Posts: 94
Location: The Blue Ridge Mountains
22
tiny house composting toilet building solar wood heat homestead
  • Likes 2
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hello friends. Below is a link to my latest blog post. I find a small group of folks who are involved in natural building who have become narrow-minded and fanatical about it. Unfortunately, some of these folks are admins of groups and they are trying to erase all mention of earthbag, superadobe, and hyperadobe, because there is some plastic involved. As I point out in this article, there are very few to NO modern structures that don't have any modern materials like metals, glass, screens, plumbing, wiring, etc. Also, very few build without the use of power tools, grid power, generator power, etc. As I say in the article, natural building is ABSOLUTELY site specific. What is available in one place may not be available in another. What works in one place may not work in another. I hope you enjoy the article and feel free to share your thoughts here. Morgan.

https://sustainablelifeschool.com/what-is-natural-building/



 
Posts: 109
Location: Central South Dakota looking around
23
hugelkultur fungi chicken
  • Likes 2
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
When I hear "natural building" I imagine a construction that uses local natural resources as much as possible, scavenged from the larger environment around us with purchasing being a last resort. That is in my simple mind at least, I've got no more than general knowledge of the topic. I think I would love to build a natural home but also want indoor plumbing and wiring. Definitely not all or nothing. Anyone who pushes only one way of creating anything makes me feel as if financial ties are closing their mind, otherwise what is the harm in allowing others to explore their own path. Do what you can.
 
Morgan Caraway
Posts: 94
Location: The Blue Ridge Mountains
22
tiny house composting toilet building solar wood heat homestead
  • Likes 2
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I absolutely agree Melonie, and find that most people do. Unfortunately, a very small minority is allowing their narrowmindedness to limit the ideas and knowledge available to all. I will keep doing what I can to share different viewpoints.
 
My pie came with a little toothpic holding up this tiny ad:
Rocket Mass Heater Manual - now free for a while
https://permies.com/goodies/8/rmhman
reply
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic