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The Earth Pigments Company
PO Box 1173,
Cortaro AZ 85652
Direct importers of Earth and Ocher pigments from France. All
nontoxic, compatible with lime, permanent to UV. The most beautiful
colors at low prices. Paints and plasters - professionals and DYI
The Canelo Project
Athena & Bill Steen
HC1 Box 324
Elgin AZ 85611
A small non-profit organization dedicated to research, consultation
and teaching workshops in straw bale, straw/clay blocks, earth and
lime plasters, earthen floors, natural paints and finishes, and earthen
Development Center for Appropriate Technology (DCAT)
PO Box 27513
Tucson AZ 85726-7513
ph 520.624.6628, fax 520.798.3701
DCAT is a nonprofit organization that promotes low impact and alternative
building materials and techniques, with a focus on issues related
to sustainability and building regulations.
Judy Knox & Matts Myhrman
Out on Bale (un)Ltd
2509 N Campbell Ave #292
Tucson AZ 85719
Public presentations on straw-bale construction, natural building
and planetary citizenship. The
Baleheart Project, documenting people and buildings of the straw-bale
revival through in-depth interviews.
Originate Natural Building Materials Showroom
526 N Ninth Ave.
Tucson AZ 85705
ph 520.792.4207 <natasha@originateNBM.com>
Specializing in interior finishes that are environmentally friendly,
nontoxic, durable, and made from natural and renewable resources including
flooring, recycled glass tiles and countertops, natural paints, plasters,
mineral pigments, and cotton batt insulation.
For Sale - One historic, pristine Build It With Bales,
autographed by both authors.
The Last Straw will get one-third of the $200 price. Contact <thelaststraw@thelast
Michele Landegger & Debrae Lopes
Boa Constructor Building & Design, Inc.
1069 Summit Rd.
Watsonville CA 95076
General contractors emphasizing strawbale, sustainable and natural
building, serving Santa Cruz and No. Monterey counties. From design
phase through construction, attention to detail, communication, owner
involvement, building places of function and beauty.
Silacote USA LLC
11265 Lime Kiln Rd
Grass Valley CA 95949
ph 530.268.3084, fax 530.268.3142
Mineral Silicate Paint for lime and earth plasters, stucco/concrete.
Petrifies and toughens surface. Sheds water but permeable allowing
substrate to breathe. Easy application, long life, environmentally
safe. Beautiful aesthetics earth tones don't fade. Repairable. Use
exterior or interior.
Bob Theis, Architect
6435 Claremont Ave.
Richmond Heights CA 94805
Nationwide social spaces consultations; adaptive reuse of NYC
and California historic buildings; three years with Christopher Alexander;
permaculture teacher; 100+ straw-bales designed over 12yrs. Design
matters of life and depth.
19736 Buckhorn Rd
Bellvue, CO 80512
Structural engineering, architect-ural drafting design firm specializing
in timberframe, strawbale, universal design, toxic free, all of your
special residential needs.
Natural & Green Homes
PO Box 3753
Durango, CO 81302
Design/builder of timberframe, strawbale and adobe passive solar
homes. Healthy and energy-efficient residential, commercial and institutional
buildings. Harmonizing custom designs for your site, climate and vernacular
Spray Guns Stucco Services & SB Construction from Affordable Housing
PO Box 275
Jefferson CO 80456
fax 719.836.7282 Attention: Amy
We spray stucco/plaster as low as $1/sf. Based in Colorado, will
travel. SB design, building, kits, consultation services. 150+ straw-bale
RSS Insurance Agency offers insurance programs for Straw Bale/Natural
contractors and sustainable building professionals. Can handle majority
of states. We have been working in the construction field since 1967.
Please call or email John Schaefer.
3812 Northbrook Drive
Boulder CO 80304
Engineering and design services for residential and commercial projects.
Experience in alternative materials including straw bale, ICFs, SIPs, and
adobe, Sustainable design, forensic in
Certifications: Licensed Professional Engineers.
Solar Energy International
PO Box 715, 76 South 2nd Street
Carbondale CO 81623
SEI is an educational nonprofit, offers courses in renewable energy
and environmental building technologies. Hands-on workshops and online
courses (See Online Courses section in the TLS resource guide) share
knowledge and enhance skills in the design, installation, maintenance
of solar, wind and water energy systems, and the building of state-of-the-art
solar and natural homes.
U.S. Heritage Group, Inc.
3516 North Kostner Ave.
Chicago IL 60641
ph 773.286.2100, fax 773.286.1852
Supplier of lime plasters, stuccos, natural paints and limewash
finishes. We offer beautiful, breathable, ecological materials for
straw-bale construction. Consultation and technical advice available.
High quality factory pre-blended materials.
Indiana Natural Builders
6355 Stogsdill Rd.
Bloomington IN 47404
Design, consulting and contracting in natural and green building:
passive solar, SB, cob, cordwood, timber framing; natural plasters
and finishes; radiant floor design and installation. Workshops available.
Design! Build! Sustain!
Padgitt Chimney & Fireplace
1136 S Pearl
(Showroom: 1134 S Pearl) Independence MO 64050 ph866.461.3665, fax
Alternative Heating Options: masonry heaters, wood cookstoves,
freestanding stoves, fireplace inserts. Ship nationwide. Will travel
for large projects.
2110 S 33rd St
Lincoln NE 68506-6001
ph 402.483.5135, fax 402.483.5161
Promote use of alternat iveconstruction materials and methods.
Develop community, private projects. Green Prairie Foundation for
Sustainability (GPFS), Consulting in design and construction, project
development. Workshops, hands-on training, tours, conferences.
Black Range Lodge/Films, Natural Building Resources
Catherine Wanek & Pete Fust
119 Main St.
Kingston NM 88042
ph 505.895.3389, fax 505.895.3326
Mail order source of SB and natural building books and videos.
The Lodge offers tours of SB demonstration buildings and hosts workshops.
Available as workshop leaders and for consultations.
Building with Awareness
Syncronos Design Inc
PO Box 1833
Corrales NM 87048
A how-to and inspirational video featuring strawbale and adobe
house design and construction, green building materials, passive solar
heating and cooling, rainwater cisterns, earth plasters, photovoltaics,
aesthetics, and more.
Tom and Satomi Lander
Natural Building Consultants
Traditional Japanese Trowels
HC 66, Box 123
Hillsboro NM 88042
Natural building designing and consulting. Strawbale, earth plaster,
lime plaster, and earthen floor workshops. Visit our website
for Traditional Japanese Trowels.
Consultant, Information Resource, Teacher
Andrew Morrison, Straw Bale Innovations, LLC
PO Box 3145, Ashland, OR 97520
Bill and Jeanine Christensen
108 Royal Way #1004
Austin TX 78737
Green Building Professionals Directory—search by location,
keyword or profession. International Strawbale Building Registry—find
insurers, visit structures; register your project! Green real estate
ads—buy, sell, lease. Worldwide green building events calendar—add
displays a calculator for lime mortar. Call
215.536.6706 to get your own "keycode" to obtain discounts
material. Andy deGruchy, owner, will lecture or run workshops at your
Benjamin Obregon, Architect
The Sustainable Design Center
13429 Overland Pass
Austin, TX 78738
Bio-regionally appropriate, Architecture, and Consultation with
an emphasis in passive solar straw bale design. Presentations and
workshops regarding straw-bale construction, building codes, financing
and insurance. Registered Architect
Wayne Bingham Architect
1444 Michigan Ave.
Salt Lake City, UT 84105
Works with owner-builders to plan, design and construct earthen
and lime plastered, post-and-beam straw-bale homes with protective
wrap-around porches. Projects in Utah, Idaho, Arizona, Colorado, Ohio.
Kelly Lerner, Architect
One World Design
744 W 12th
Spokane, WA 99204
Full range of ecologically sound design services. Small delightful
houses, earth plasters, indoor-outdoor living, renovation, owner-builders
welcome. Over ten years experience with straw-bale construction in
U.S., Mongolia and China.
Named one of top ten eco-architects in U.S. by Natural Home Magazine
Living Shelter Design
320 Newport Way NW
Issaquah, WA 98027-3119
ph 425.427.8643 or 888.248.2114
Sustainable architectural services from consultations to construction
drawings, and workshops. Integrating SB and other resource-efficient
materials with passive solar, appropriate technologies, and traditional
forms since 1996.
Rocky Mountain Environmental Services
Box 1658, Didsbury
AB T0M 0W0 Canada
ph/fax 877.782.6839 403.994.1157
Straw-bale building workshops and seminars. Energy and moisture
monitoring systems (real-time data). Prefabricated straw-bale walls.
Urban planning (subdivisions and ecovillage consulting). Alberta,
Saskatchewan, British Columbia.
Floris van Ooyen
14 Fred Dubie Road, R.R. #1
Nobel, Ontario P0G 1G0 Canada
ph 888.810.4709, 705.342.7472
We retail alternative energy products including Solar hot water,
solar voltaic, wind turbines and fuelled generators. Our generators
are prime power rated and have micro cogeneration as an option.