We believe in climate-resilient and dignified housing for all.
And we know how to build it.
Communities all over the world face housing and climate crises at an unprecedented rate. We need a solution.
This fall, Quail Springs is raising $100,000 to help legalize earthen building.
Quail Springs is forming a coalition of building officials, architects, academic researchers, builders, engineers, and activists to change building codes locally, nationally, and internationally.
With your help, we have the opportunity to create climate-resilient and dignified housing for all.
To read more about this work and to support it click on our fundraising page.
To read about the seismic testing we did last year Click here.
Natural Building is the art and practice of building structures with local natural materials. Natural building integrates our built environments into their local ecologies and communities with a minimal amount of adverse effects on local and distant environments. We blend the practices gathered from traditions around the world with modern day building practices.
The most commonly used materials come from right underfoot; clay soil, sands, stones and other aggregates, and various fibers including straw, bamboo and wood. The myriad of building techniques one can blend these materials into is infinite, from super insulated structures, to heavy mass, to light thin walls, depending on the resources and needs of the particular situation. The common techniques we employ are cob, light straw clay, adobe, earthbag, and strawbale, using them to build houses, wood fired earthen ovens, earthen plasters and wall finishes, and earthen floors.
See the Learn More page for more information on all these techniques and materials.