Ideas for outdoor spaces that invite inhabitation

Wow, what am amazing collection of beautiful homes and gardens. Almost every comment on YouTube uses the words “wow” and “amazing”, and it’s easy to see why. Many of these ideas can be built on a limited budget with natural … Continue reading →

Important Notes from the 2017 Tiny House Summit

As I’ve been saying repeatedly, most of the ideas for tiny houses apply to building small DIY homes out of natural materials such as earthbags, straw bales, etc. Tiny houses and small homes in general share much in common, and … Continue reading →

Best Tiny House and Small House Videos and Design Suggestions

Over the last few years I’ve watched hundreds of house design videos. I put the best tiny house videos on our Natural Building Blog to make it quick and easy for our readers to find quality content. Some people can’t … Continue reading →

Rising Earth Natural Building

“Rising Earth Natural Building represents the professional activities of ecological designer, building contractor, and community facilitator Michael McDonough. Primary work is sustainable design/build with elemental materials (stone, earth, wood, straw) in residential and public contexts. … Continue reading →