Natural building

We are able to assist you with your building or renovation projects. If you are looking for a natural aesthetic to your home and to create healthy and environmentally-friendly spaces, get in touch with us and we will be able to give you advice and to assist you during building.

We built our house ourselves using only natural and recycled material, and are committed to share those skills with other aspiring self-builders. We hosted volunteers during the whole building period, and are now well equipped to teach the techniques used in our house to people with varying skill levels and hands-on experience. Such techniques include:

  • Rubble trench foundations
  • Stone wall with lime mortar
  • Roundwood timber frame
  • Turf roof
  • Strawbale walls
  • Cob
  • Clay plaster
  • Earth floors

Natural building is an environmentally-friendly, healthy and affordable way of building. While construction is typically a highly professionalised sector, it holds revolutionary potential for making ‘building one’s home’ an accessible project for a lay person. If you are looking to skill yourself up or want to discuss your house project with us, go to the “contact’ page or email directly at habiterlaterre@protonmail.com.