natural building
Straw bale house

Straw bale house

Straw bale and timber frame

Straw bale and timber frame

The Moesgaard Stavechurch

The Moesgaard Stavechurch

Log house with veranda

Log house with veranda

Log changing work

Log changing work

Log changing work

Log changing work

Stone foundation

Stone foundation

Rustic timber frame

Rustic timber frame

Larch terrace

Larch terrace

Sturdy terrace

Sturdy terrace

Nailing an old style floor

Nailing an old style floor

Clay carving

Clay carving

Clay plastering

Clay plastering

Sturdy ramp

Sturdy ramp

Attic stairs

Attic stairs


Natural building

To use locally available building materials is a natural choice for me for several reasons:
  • The carbon foot print on natural materials such as wood, straw, clay and stone is much lower than on industrially processed materials.
  • Natural materials don’t give out any toxic particles as you work with them or after they are installed in a building.
  • After their useful days are over, natural materials return gracefully back to the earth without becoming a waste problem.
  • As a natural builder I enjoy working with natural materials because of their natural qualities; they feel good to the touch, often have a unique shape, and are very pleasing to the eye.
  • Just because a natural material is beautiful doesn’t necessarily mean that it is more expensive to build with than an ugly standard industrial material - in fact, it can often be cheaper!

Natural building professionals

To help spread the knowledge of natural building I have started a new company together with other natural building experts. We call it The Natural Building Company Oy and we can offer you everything from planning and overseeing to actual natural building. We also have an extensive network of natural building professionals to draw on when our own skills aren’t good enough for the job.