Lloyd Kahn and a Shout-Out to Shelter Publications

natural tiny house in the forest with curved branches as banister

Meet the 84-year-old surfer who pioneered green and natural building. Lloyd Kahn has been designing and building beautiful and whimsical natural buildings for more than 60 years. He’s also been photographing and writing about them for over 40 years. In the 1970s, Lloyd founded Shelter Publications. Since then, they’ve produced several gorgeous and inspiring books […]

DIY Paint: Beautiful and 100% Natural

woman making color palatte with DIY paint

Do It Yourself (DIY) paint is a fabulous way to reduce the presence of toxins in your home.  Not to mention that it’s beautiful and improves the “vibe” of a space (the energy of clay tends to be calming and grounding).  Plus, it’s so safe that children, elders, or other folks who wouldn’t want to […]

5 Simple Outdoor Kitchen Ideas

  A few simple, creative outdoor kitchen ideas will help you put together a lovely, functional space for food prep close to your home. Cooking outdoors isn’t just for camping trips. Creating an outdoor kitchen gets you outside every day, even during “ordinary” life. You’ll enjoy the beauty of the season and connect with the […]

Natural Building Course Guide

What is Natural Building, Anyway? Are “natural buildings” all made of mud, with fanciful designs sculpted into them?  Aren’t most houses made of wood, isn’t that natural?  Can a “natural” building also be comfortable and full of modern conveniences like heating and cooling systems and electric lights? Is natural building easier to learn than conventional building? Is […]