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.
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.
natural building articles by Sigi Koko.
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
US building permits
Using a plastering trowel
Testing soil for clay content