Robert returns to Portland for a presentation titled EcoNest: Building with Passion. A decades-long leader in the natural building movement (and very inspirational figure in Portland's natural building community), Robert will weave together photographs and stories to paint a picture of how creating an ecological home can transform the way you live!
The event is a benefit for the Village Building Convergence, a 10-day event organized by the City Repair Project that supports groups of local citizens in creating the places that they live and engaging their neighborhoods through natural building, public art and intersection repair. Doors open at 6:30, Robert starts at 7. While it helps the event organizers greatly if you register in advance, payment will also be accepted at the door, no one turned away for lack of funds.
Robert is a recognized natural building pioneer, teacher and author. He is a leading expert in earth, clay/straw and timber frame construction. Robert has been designing and building natural homes for the past thirty years in Canada and the United States and has lead more than 1,500 students in over 100 workshops in 6 countries. Since researching natural building in Europe in 1990 he has become a leading proponent of light clay construction and his innovative development of an energy-efficient straw clay enclosure system has set the standard for light clay construction in North America.