Recommended Links

Recommended Links

We have many friends and associates in both the strawbale and natural building world, too numerous to provide links to them all.

Here we provide several links to sites of a more general nature that would allow a much wider range of contacts and information that will put you in touch with just about everyone in the natural building world.

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.


Tom and Satomi Lander – Japanese trowels and plastering supplies.
They offer the largest selection of fine Japanese plastering trowel in North America at

Originate Natural Building Materials, Tucson, AZ

Originate has been in business for 19 years and is one of the most extensive showrooms in Arizona dedicated to natural building materials. Originate specializes in interior finishes that are environmentally friendly, non-toxic, durable, and made from natural, renewable, and recycled resources.  Plus they have an architectural salvage yard.
Tucson, AZ

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.
Moab, UT

Rancho Mastatal, Costa Rica

Learn Natural Building techniques in Costa Rica at this beautiful education center, working permaculture farm, ecolodge and community rooted in environmental sustainability, where Benito teaches workshops.

Yestermorrow, VT

Design and building School, using hands-on education with nearly 100 classes in Land & Community Planning, Whole Structure Design/Build, Building Systems & Building Science, Woodworking & Craft and Tutorials.  

The Last Straw Journal

The International Journal of Straw Bale and Natural Building

The Last Straw Journal is a global voice for the natural builder.  Past issues available on CD, the Straw Bale Registry and The Last Straw blog with selected articles from current and back issues.

Green Home Resource Guide

The Ultimate Guide to Green Home Resources to help you reduce your home’s level of waste and carbon while still maintaining clean floors and bright lights. Keep reading to learn how.

Sustainable Sources

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

Straw Bale Gardening ‒ The Complete Beginner’s Guide

Strawbale gardening how-to. By planning and preparing in advance, conditioning the bales, and choosing the right plants, you can build a solid basis to start growing and harvesting your own fruits and vegetables from straw bales this season.