Natural Components

This section is devoted to all of those parts of a house that are of natural composition.

Natural Components


For books about how to grow and build with bamboo see this page. provides a wealth of information about, and is a source for, thatching materials. sells bamboo, thatch reed panels, grass and reed thatch, etc. very informative site about bamboo sponsored by the American Bamboo Society. meadow board is made from the otherwise discarded stems of rye grass, an annually renewable resource. offers a wide range of natural fiber materials, including thatch, bamboo, furniture, kit structures, screens, etc. sells canes and furniture. an Australian company imports Balinise thatch.

Paints sells a non-toxic, ultra low odor paint that provides the durability and coverage you expect from a premium paint without the off-gassing VOC's and cancer-causing toxins of conventional paints. manufactues and sells odorless and solvent-free paints. has a huge catelog of natural pigments, paints and finishes and related supplies, along with a video library and recipes.

Plasters makes natural plasters and stuccos.

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