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Ontario Association of Architects

The Ontario Nautral Bale Building Coalition.  A non-profit organization of straw bale and other natural builders, designers and homeowners providing information & resources.Ingrid Cryns was Vice President, on the Board of Directors since 2009.

A non-profit educational organization in Germany , providing information on how to create healthy homes and workplaces.


Sir Sandford Flemming College (Haliburton, Ontario) Sustainable Design Program – RD Lawrence Museum, Minden, Ontario (Ingrid Cryns, Project Architect).

Sir Sandford Flemming College (Haliburton, Ontario) Sustainable Design Program – Madoc Performing Arts Centre, Madoc, Ontario(Ingrid Cryns, Project Architect)


Sustainable building program by Chris Magwood and Jen Feigin based in Peterborough, Ontario

A variety of Natural Homes to inspire.


Celia Alida Rutte’s interior design and landscaping design company that creates sanctuaries that celebrate life!




Conscious Living Books

A Home for the Soul: A Guide for Dwelling wtih Spirit and Imagination by Anthony Lawlor

Home Sanctuary : Practical Ways to Create a Spiritually Fulfilling Environment by Nicole Marcelis

Shelter for the Spirit: Create Your Own Haven in a Hectic World by Victoria Moran  “A house can reveal the extent of your assets, but a home reveals the expanse of your heart…”

Spirit of the Home: How to Make Your Home a Sanctuary by Jane Alexander


Natural Creating Books

Natural Remodeling for the Not-So-Green House: Bringing Your Home into Harmony with Nature (Natural Home & Garden) by Carol Venolia and Kelly Lerner

The Emotional House: How Redesigning Your Home Can Change Your Life by Dawn Ritchie, Kathryn L. Robyn

Sustainable Building Books

Art of Natural Building by Joseph F. Kennedy, Michael Smith, and Catherine Wanek

Ceramic Houses and Earth Architecture: How to Build Your Own by Nader Khalili

Building Green: A Complete How-To Guide to Alternative Building Methods Earth Plaster * Straw Bale * Cordwood * Cob * Living Roofs by Clarke Snell and Tim Callahan

Cordwood Building: The State of the Art (Natural Building Series) by Rob Roy

Earthbag Building: The Tools, Tricks and Techniques (Natural Building Series) by Kaki Hunter and Donald Kiffmeyer

More Straw Bale Building: A Complete Guide to Designing and Building with Straw (Mother Earth News Wiser Living Series) by Chris Magwood and Peter Mack

Stone House: A Guide to Self-Building With Slipforms by Tomm Stanley

Straw Bale Building: How to plan, design and build with straw by Chris Magwood and Peter Mack

Straw Bale Details: A Manual for Designers and Builders (Natural Building Series) by Chris Magwood and Chris Walker

The Hand-Sculpted House: A Practical and Philosophical Guide to Building a Cob Cottage: The Real Goods Solar Living Book by Ianto Evans, Michael G. Smith, Linda Smiley, and Deanne Bednar

The Natural Plaster Book: Earth, Lime, and Gypsum Plasters for Natural Homes (Natural Building Series)by Cedar Rose Guelberth, Dan Chiras, and Deanne Bednar

The Rammed Earth House: Revised Edition by David Easton