Natural Buildings


In this episode of Mother Earth News and Friends, Chris McClellan (aka Uncle Mud) discusses how to build a home out of natural materials and the legal nuances that come with these structures.

Our Podcast Guest

Uncle Mud (aka Chris McClellan) raises free-range, organic children in suburban Ohio. He uses natural building as his soapbox to preach self-reliance and community empowerment. He can be found anywhere there is mud to play in, including the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIRS.

Here is a collection of resources that may pique your interest:

Uncle Mud's Website

Uncle Mud's Facebook

Natural Cottage Project

Weight Loading Living Roofs

Engineering Properties of Cob as a Building Material

Cob Building Basics

The Art of Natural Building, 2nd Edition

Sigi Koko's Website

Check out the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Bookstore for more resources that may pique your interests!

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Check out the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR page for an opportunity to see our podcast guest live!


 The Mother Earth News and Friends podcast is a production of Ogden Publications.


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