They are passionate about caring for the Earth and minimizing the use of industrial and energy-consuming technologies. Thus they emphasize the use of earthen materials, stones, straw, unprocessed wood and recycled components. They have developed a good reputation for the quality of their work and their ability to educate and empower others.
Part of the book is a brief description of how to build naturally, focusing mainly on simple stone foundations, cob, light straw-clay, straw bales and in-the-round wooden elements. There is enough detail in this section to give the reader an idea of what is involved, but not enough to embark on a major building project.
I recommend this book for anyone interested in sustainable architecture and the evolution of a sustainable culture. It is lavishly illustrated throughout with color photographs and is a pleasure for the eye.
You can buy the book at Amazon.com
There is a nice article about one of the Mudgirls, Amanda-Rae Hergesheimer, at www.thewesternstar.com