Northern Prairie Natural Building

Get informed on what works and what doesn’t for natural building in our challenging northern prairie climate. We’ll discuss¬†cob, strawbale, hemp/flaxcrete, cordwood, earthbag and more. What’s best for insulation? How long does it take? Can I do it myself? How about moisture managment? Or ground conditions? Civil engineer Francesco Zurzolo will provide an informative overview of various natural building techniques currently “in vogue” and will discuss the benefits and drawbacks unique to each one.