The best DVD on natural building available. Includes assessing and making mixes, many different wall systems, and all of the steps of building a building. Very hands-on and practical. View the trailer...
Initiate yourself in the craft of building with natural materials.
Learn to build your own home and other useful buildings!
In this DVD, master natural builder Jorge Belanko teaches how to make and build with:
- Adobe Bricks
- Straw-clay for Insulative Walls
- Straw-clay “Blocks”
- Clay-based Plasters and Paints
- Wattle and Daub
- Traditional Wall In-fill Systems
- And More!
Learn to evaluate the soils in your area for their use as a building material.
Michael Smith, co-author of the Hand-Sculpted House, says:
“Mud, Hands, a House” is by far the finest documentary on natural building that I have seen. I intend to show it at workshops, as anyone from a new student to a master earthen builder will find it both entertaining and highly informative. I urge people to buy the DVD to support both its creators and the remarkable flourishing natural building movement…” (read his full review)
This 2-hour long video is an empowering and educational work of art. It was originally made in the Spanish language and now comes with English subtitles.
Why does Firespeaking promote and distribute this DVD?
- It is the best DVD on natural building available. We show it in every course we teach to help us pre-empt many questions and cover almost-literally a lifetime of natural building experience in 2 short hours. We often use it as a reference for people we are working with so that, for example, they can learn to make the adobe bricks necessary for a project we will collaborate on or learn to assess their local soil for a building project.
- It is part of our story. This DVD was made in a small town in Argentina called El Bolsón where both of us have spent significant time. We consider El Bolsón a place of great inspiration and home to many wonderful friendships. We worked on several of the projects featured in the video and are close personal friends with almost everyone who appears in the video and the production team.
If you are interested in carrying this DVD in your library, bookstore, educational institution or interested in doing a public screening, please contact us for special arrangements.