Craig L.


Chicago, IL

Member since:

May 29, 2011


What organizations or people inspire you, and why?

Natural Building Network, Northwest Eco-building Guild, and City Repair are inspirational organizations. They are on the cutting edge of promoting sustainability to the grassroots and providing real options for moving forward.

Would you like to share something with us?

I love pushing the envelope to get straw bale homes with earthen plaster permitted.To help owner-builder's "boldy go where no homeowner has gone before." Break through projects can have a lot of time-consuming 'red-tape' but their impact can be huge.

What do you want to try?

Building with Earth and Straw in Chicagoland. I've been involved in a lot of regional 'firsts' of their kind. It is exciting and incredibly rewarding for the surrounding communities.

What about Natural Building interests you?


What do you want to learn?

I still haven't dialed in my earthen floor technique


I'm a natural building contractor from the Pacific Northwest. I have constructed 20+ straw bale and/or cob structures. I love helping owner-builder's dreams come true. I live in the south suburbs of Chicago now and work as a project manager.

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