We attended some of the best natural building workshops in Oregon in 2014 and are building full time, every day. Stop by and learn for free, meals provided. We have spent thousands of hours researching, have many good books and could answer questions you may have. We are enrolled in Geoff Lawtons 2015 Permaculture Design Course. The best way to learn is to get your hands dirty! We are building a hybrid taking the best of conventional stud framing and minimal concrete masonry and adding in natural building aspects such as cob, straw bale, earth plasters and floors, roundwood, sandstone, rocket mass heaters, passive solar design, etc. that two people can build themselves for < $30,000 in 1 year
The property has SE, S, SW facing slopes with lots of solar exposure. There is a mix of horse pasture and woods. There will be interconnected ponds and swales, food forests, polycultures, aquaculture, microhydro, solar harvesting, etc.