About NBN

Natural Building Network


Natural Building Network is a not-for-profit membership association promoting natural building principles, materials and practitioners worldwide. We support ecological regeneration, social justice, the building of community and economic opportunity, and the recognition of indigenous wisdom as essential in creating healthy, beautiful, and spiritually-uplifting habitation for everyone.


hands Founded in 2005, our charter members include pioneers in the Natural Building movement and non-professionals with a passion for ecologically sound and fundamentally safe ways of living. Our members are those interested in seeing Natural Building become a safe, beautiful, renewable and common sight in our modern landscape. If you’ve come to this site, this probably means YOU!

This work is funded through the support of our members. Your membership and financial contribution provide benefits that are mutually supportive – for yourself, for the Natural Building movement, and for our communities.

For many years Natural Builders have been working together to advance the knowledge of Natural Building and to share it with others. Since 1994 the Natural Building Colloquium has been held in North America and Europe to provide a place to collaborate, share information, present ideas, build things and have a great time. It has usually been a week-long event. Natural Building Bioregional Gatherings are now being held several times a year throughout the world.

These are wonderful events, but most agree, a week or two a year is not enough. Many have asked for a place to meet year-round. The Natural Building Network is here to meet that need.

The Natural Building Network provides a place where you can gather with others to share ideas, announce events and opportunities, and find skilled help and accurate and up-to-date information.


oneworld Our vision is to provide the most comprehensive resource on Natural Building available in one place. Here you can find a listing of trained builders, contractors, teachers, workshops or skilled volunteers near you with whom you can build, learn or collaborate.

We are helping to facilitate Natural Building guilds throughout the US and Canada. Soon, we will have technical data for engineers, architects, contractors and subcontractors. We will help builders connect and mobilize in the event of natural disaster. We are working to create effective connections between Natural Builders, building officials and policymakers.

Our intent is to create community locally while networking regionally and nationally.
We are here to provide a place for your community. So thank you for reading this to learn more. Please take another moment to become a member. Your support of Natural Building is making the world a more renewable and sustainable place. Your financial support of the Natural Building Network helps to strengthen our community connections.

The work of our committees is essential to fulfilling our mission. Please consider assisting in a committee whose work is in an area where you have previous experience or expertise, even if that experience is in another field. The Committees are: Communication Education Events Membership and Affiliations Resource Information

Together we are providing real solutions to real problems, bringing out the best in each other, and contributing to the improvement of our planet.