Building Styles

This web site is all about promoting all types of organic building, using abundant local materials in designs which suit the local climate. The Organic Builder has a vast range, and variety of materials to choose from.. There are over 1000 species of bamboo, hundreds of varieties of crop residue and straw for straw bale construction, thousands of tree species suitable for solid timber, log, or post and beam construction. There are many ways of constructing buildings from earth, using different types of soil and clay, with varying amounts of organic matter. A great deal can be learned from different building styles and seeing why they are appropriate for different locations, and different cultures.

The plan here is to provide a range of web links, and picture galleries, to provide inspiration to future organic builders.