Connecting people, culture and nature


We have many friends and associates in both the straw bale and natural building world, too numerous to provide links to them all.  We thought the best approach would be to provide several links to sites of a more general nature that would provide a much wider range of contacts and information that will put you in touch with just about everyone in the natural building world.

Strawbale Social Club/SB-r-us

Online discussion group open to the public on straw bale building and related topics.


GSBN – Global Straw Bale Network

A discussion list comprised of invited members including long-time advocates, builders and architects, representatives from the various strawbale organizations internationally.  Archives are open to the public.



Sustainable Resources

17 years of online Green Building – resources  on homes, water, energy, building materials, recycling, Green Building Professionals and Sustainable Building Calendar



The Last Straw Journal – The International Journal of Straw Bale and Natural Building

Past issues available on CD, the Straw Bale Registry and The Last Straw blog with selected articles from current and back issues.



Builders Without Borders

BWB is an international network of ecological builders who advocate the use of straw, earth and other local, affordable materials in construction.



Natural Building Resources

Great Selections of Natural Building Books and Videos




Tom and Satomi Lander – Japanese trowels and plastering supplies
 www:// – Largest selection of fine Japanese plastering trowel in North America.


Community Rebuilds

Moab, UT

Help build a house from start to scratch, while helping out a low-income person get a hand-crafted, smart-designed, natural strawbale house.  Great way to learn.  A win-win scenario for everyone involved.



Straw Bale Gardening

Lisa Row


Green Home Resource Guide