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Welcome to this group of Natural Building enthusiasts, professionals, and fans.  All members are welcome to hold meetings ranging from building cob ovens in community gardens, to helping build strawbale houses, to watching and discussing natural building videos and taking natural building tours throughout the midwest. Why? Because there are very real opportunities to learn Natural building technologies both through dialogue and study and through hands on practucums, and your interest can become part of your life. 

If you have a natural building project that you'd like help on, simply schedule a meetup and watch the support roll in.  If you want to post a workshop to help defray the costs of your natural building project, or to further your natural building business, you are welcome to do so here as well.  If you want to ask the community a couple questions about natural building regarding the concept, the culture, the techniques and the technicalities, the risks, the benefits, the discussion board and the ideas board are here to help you explore.  Join in the fun, join in the journey, and find empowerment through experience and learning!

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Recent Meetups

  • May 28 · 1:00 PM

    Monthly Meeting

    2 Natural Builders

    Join us for a monthly meeting of natural building enthusiasts! We meet monthly at Heather's house. Activities may include food, demos, speakers, and/or films, depending... Learn more

  • April 30 · 1:00 PM

    Monthly Meeting

    3 Natural Builders

    PLEASE NOTE! Date moved from our regular 4th Saturday schedule to April 30th. This is to accommodate Pete's Treehouse event on the 23rd. See you there! Join us for a... Learn more

  • April 23 · 9:00 AM

    Work on the treehouse!

    9 Natural Builders

    We will be making clay slip, applying it to the inside walls of the treehouse, railing work, making cob, sifting clay material, ect. Bring a sack lunch - water and juice... Learn more

  • April 22 · 12:30 PM

    Natural Building Materials Presentation CLC

    6 Natural Builders | 5.00

    Come out to CLC to Natural Building Materials, Friday, April 22, 12:30 p.m., Room T323. Peter Poli, organizer for the Chicago Natural Building Meet-up Group. Shelter can... Learn more

  • April 2 · 9:30 AM

    Field Trip to Build Cob Oven at Working Farm

    5 Natural Builders | 5.00

    For a map, send me a note. We’re super excited that you’re taking time to create a cob oven with us this Saturday. We plan on starting about 9:30AM and finishing at some... Learn more

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