Natural Building

nb Want a beautifully crafted, simple earthen structure but do not feel confident building alone?  We can assist you or even lead the implementation and you can learn from us as we work along side you.  Surplus specializes in building earthen, climate responsive structures that fit in the natural landscape and use the local resources most readily available.  Combine building a new structure with running a workshop and have enthusiastic, inspirational people pay to come help out on your land.  You can use the funds derived from the workshop to help finance the new building. We specialize in:

  • Adobe
  • Wattle and Cob
  • Straw Bale
  • Natural Plasters
  • Natural Paints
  • Earthen Floors

All of our homes are built using simple tools, our hands and lots of fun and love.  Please look here to see the type of structures we have built on our farm. If you are interested in seeing pictures of the rebuild of the main building at The Panya Project, please look here. This is the biggest natural building we have ever realised.

“When we build let us think we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work that our descendants will thank us for, and let us think, as we lay stone upon stone, that a time is to come when these stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, “See! This our fathers did for us.” John Ruskin