Why Natural Building Techniques Matter In Nicaragua

A multitude of factors are converging to make natural building techniques the right choice for construction in Nicaragua.

But are these techniques right for your dream home?

In this video, Austin Drill of Casa de Tierra explains the reasons why natural building is taking off in Nicaragua and walks you through some of the specific techniques that he has used with great success in San Juan del Sur.

In the video you’ll learn:

  • The “triple bottom line” benefits that natural building techniques deliver.
  • Why earth bag building requires “less touches” than conventional methods and how this results in a more efficient (AND cost effective) build process.
  • Specific examples of natural finishing materials that Casa de Tierra uses (and the benefits of each)
  • Why bamboo is such a good product to use in San Juan del Sur.
  • How you can avoid making mistakes when building a house in Nicaragua.
  • Examples of applicable designs for Nicaragua (think: big eaves, wrap around porches and big thermal banks)

Austin has a long experience in progressive building techniques. Along the way he’s studied with The Cob Cottage Company, Eco-Nest, the Quail Springs Permaculture Design Organization, Solar Energy International, the Zopilote Association, The Canelo Project, Project Bona Fide, and the Natural Building Colloquium, before starting Casa de Tierra in Nicaragua in 2007.

If you’re considering building your dream home in San Juan del Sur, this video is for you.

And if you’ve already used natural, green and sustainable building techniques, this video will provide validation that you’re on the right track.

Listen, learn and enjoy!

Casa de Tierra:
Casa de Tierra is an ecologically and ethically minded endeavor that practices structurally-effective, economically-efficient, and environmentally-sustainable building methods to create homes, schools and community projects in Nicaragua. Visit the website to learn more.