A site dedicated to sustainable, accessible, and beautiful building.
Hi ya'll! Welcome to the nest. I'm Karen George, a dancer turned natural builder based out of Asheville, NC and the Appalachian Mountains of Western North Carolina. I am interested in creating energy efficient and space efficient homes (tiny houses) out of natural materials. The Nest is here to provide support and inspiration to natural building and green building enthusiasts like yourself! Natural building can provide economic and healthy building solutions to people all over the globe. If you want help with a project, want to host a workshop, or are just looking for someone to bounce some design ideas around with, you've come to the right place! My work takes me traveling, and I'd love to come help you bring your natural building ideas to fruition!
Build Like a Bird is excited to be back in Asheville, NC for the foreseeable future! We just completed a playscape in Marshall, NC, and we are working on framing a hempcrete straw bale home in East Asheville!
A big thank you to Britt Nielsen of liveyourtruenature.com for many of the incredible photos on this website.
- COB - ADOBE - NATURAL PLASTERS - TIMBER FRAMING - EARTHEN FLOORS AND OVENS - SLIP STRAW - STRAW BALE -