Modern day building utilizes man-made materials that can be harmful to the environment. Even natural materials, like wood, utilize fossil fuels in order to be milled into the final product.
Everything from steel to plastic is used in modern building, and the resources needed to create those materials are not renewable.
Alternatively, traditional building methods make use of natural materials such as straw, cob, stone, and sand. These materials can stand up to all sorts of weather and have been used by different cultures all across the world.
If you’re new to natural building methods and want to learn more, check out our list of alternative building methods.