Natural building design, hands-on educator & architecture, Pennsylvania, USA.

Build Naturally is based in Pennsylvania and serves Mid-Atlantic & Northeast USA regions.


Sigi Koko, May 2016 ...


Bio ...

Sigi Koko founded Build Naturally in 1998 to provide sustainable building design and green consulting services in the Mid-Atlantic region.  She works exclusively on projects that are ecologically sensible and on the forefront of sustainable design. She holds a Masters of Architecture degree from the University of Texas at Austin. More...

Services ...

Passive solar design, straw bale, cob, clay plaster, lime plaster, living roofs, rubble trench foundations, adobe floors, natural paints, light clay straw, greywater systems, cob ovens, design, workshops.

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Recent discussions & advice ...

Use twigs to create a hot fire 14/10/17
Step-by-step clay sink 23/08/17
You can build code compliant 12/08/17
How to burnish clay  07/07/17
Plastering: all in the prep. 29/06/17
Railing sculpted with cob. 02/06/17
A variety of plastering tools 02/05/17
Spanning joists using clay roll 24/10/16
Almost no heat to be comfortable 19/09/16
Natural options for interior walls 04/08/16
No mold or mythical problems 02/08/16
Confusion about insulation 12/07/16
Erosion of clay materials 05/07/16
New openings in straw bale walls 28/04/16
Capturing roof rainwater 14/04/16
US building permits 05/04/16
Using a plastering trowel 17/09/12
Testing soil for clay content 15/06/11


these are miscellaneous photos from workshops or other teaching venues, of me and participants getting down & dirty with...

Posted by Build Naturally with Sigi Koko on Thursday, 12 September 2013