The Natural Building Collective Blog
At 42m2 this house in Scarborough uses natural building materials to showcase the potential of earth building on the scale of a standard RDP house.
James Kuiper harnesses the living, breathing climate that natural buildings produce to create the healthy supportive environments that the delicately-resilient microbial cultures need to thrive.
Like the Ulwazi ECD centre in Delft, the GCU Edu Hub, will be built from natural and sustainable building materials. We’ll be using +- 5000 rammed earth tyres to create the walls with eco brick and glass bottle details, cob, and natural plasters.
Just like it takes a village to raise a child, it took a team of dedicated, talented & passionate humans to pull off a project like Ulwazi Educare.
An eco-friendly, multi-purpose centre is being built from tyres, rammed earth, and eco-bricks in the beautiful Helderberg Nature Reserve.
Patrick Lunt from Offgrid vision recently had a chat with Peter McIntosh from the Natural Building Collective about his experience living offgrid since 1999.
The Training Centre is a passive solar, earth sheltered building out of tyres, cob, compressed earth bricks, ecobricks and glass bottles at the Delft Early Childhood Development (ECD) centre. The goal of the Training centre is to provide a space in which ECD practitioners and caregivers are trained to fulfil the developmental needs of the child.
Laurie first shared her student-build story and the challenges of building with mud on the edge of Hwange National park, Zimbabwe with us in 2014. Their cob home is complete and the gardens are thriving as they live a simple life alongside wildlife.