Natural Building: Good For People and Planet

Episode 138: Natural building is good for both people and planet. In this episode we hear from natural builders who are committed to their craft and who create beautiful structures using natural, locally-sourced materials. Recorded at the Natural Building Colloquium at Quail Springs Permaculture Center in New…

You Can Build This: Rabble Housers

Episode 123: In this episode I speak with Mary Alford of Rabble Housers. Mary Alford is a professional engineer and expert in energy optimization and sustainable building practices. The Rabble House is a 600 square foot home designed to be built by individuals, groups, and/or…

Making Roofs Come to Life- Living Architecture

Episode 65: Paul Kephart, Executive Director of Rana Creek– Habitat Restoration and Living Architecture, speaks about his mission to restore biodiversity and preserve healthy ecosystems in the city and built environment. Kephart is an expert in the fields of green roofs, living walls, and…

The Small House Movement

Episode 69: How much space does it take to be happy?  That’s a question that author Shay Salomon answers in her book, Little House on a Small Planet. Shay and photographer Nigel Valdez spent over 8 years documenting small houses across North America. Little House on…

Natural Builders Betty Seaman and Eva Miller

Episode 30: Betty Seaman, also known as Cob Betty, is a natural builder and Permaculturalist who teaches courses in natural building and natural living support systems: food gardening, water catchment, composting toilets, grey water systems, and homesteading skills. Eva Miller is a natural builder,…

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