Free Materials Encyclopedia for Sustainable Building

Chris Magwood’s classic book, Making Better Buildings, is now available for free online!  This is a comparative guide to sustainable construction for homeowners and contractors. It is also a masterpiece of research and experience folded into an encyclopedic reference book … Continue reading →

The Value of Cob Building

Three small cob homes (about 100 square feet each) cost around $500 each, not including labor. Quail Springs Permaculture, an educational non-profit in Southern California, built the houses over the span of a few months. According to their natural building … Continue reading →