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Natural Building is the use of natural and renewable materials to create shelter for ourselves: something humans have been doing for millions of years. Natural building helps us to connect to the ecosystems we are a part of and use resources that are abundantly available. Each bioregion on earth has historically developed a building vernacular that was based upon available resources. The sky's the limit as you can build anything from natural materials.

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Natural homes are breathable, maintain a stable temperature and often designed in conjunction with passive-solar design principles, which means they use less carbon-intensive energy and more natural energy from the sun, wind and cooling effects at night. They say that passive homes need active people, and we need to start managing our own comfort over pushing a button.

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Natural building is more than just a way of building and designing a home. It’s also a way of life for many; those who teach, run workshops, and work in related industries. There are many Australians passionate about developing the industry, and making it more accessible.

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19/04/2024

Inaugural Natural Building Stage and Tent at Off Grid Living Festival a Success!

Over the weekend of the 6-7th of April Natural Building Australia brought together a variety of designers, architects, builders and natural materials professionals in a one-stop-shop […]
16/11/2023

Passive Cooling – What we can learn from the tropics

When we think about passive cooling what do we mean? In our previous blog we highlighted the principles of passive design which include orientation, insulation, shading, […]
 

Australians have a long and proud history of building with earth, from Indigenous Gunyahs to the icosahedrons of the 1970s. Find out how Australians have been experimenting with natural materials and what we can learn from the past to inform the present.

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To start your natural building journey, you need to have the right tools.

Australia has a long and proud history of (modern) earth building, but this tradition has often been sidelined or forgotten in the rush towards easy and cheap housing solutions.

The knowledge runs deep in many communities across the country, but there are few outlets for learning and it’s hard to know where to look to find trusted, reliable information and instruction. Here we provide an opportunity for anyone, young or old, to learn through doing, or through reading and asking questions.

Learning & Connections

To start your natural building journey, you need to have the right tools.

Australia has a long and proud history of (modern) earth building, but this tradition has often been sidelined or forgotten in the rush towards easy and cheap housing solutions.

The knowledge runs deep in many communities across the country, but there are few outlets for learning and it’s hard to know where to look to find trusted, reliable information and instruction. Here we provide an opportunity for anyone, young or old, to learn through doing, or through reading and asking questions.

 

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By joining the natural building community you can find out what you need to know, who you can contact to help get your project moving, and where to find answers to those tricky questions!
 
 

Natural homes are good for the soul. They are built with purpose, intention, community and love. They are designed to respond to the people living in them and the way they live. Beyond the self, your home can also make a difference on a global scale.

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