Integrated, natural construction techniques are essential to creating greener buildings. Design Coalition has been developing these techniques for several years, hosting workshops, and helping to build structures such as the addition pictured to the right.
This addition to a Madison home was built for a family child care program that wanted a low-toxin, warm and comfortable environment for the children. The children watched and participated throughout the construction process. For more on this award winning child care program, visit the Bridges Family Child Care on Madison's East Side.
This article shows participants from two natural building workshops that Design Coalition sponsored. The materials and construction processes involved are well within the capabilities of do-it-yourself home builders, and also can be adapted by professional builders.