The aim of this website is to introduce principles and methods of natural building and to show sustainable ways of construction. Modern society is based on continuous growth using non renewable resources.
Reasons why we should focus on Natural Building can be found in degradation of environment and often unhealthy modern homes. We need to have a critical look at our way of life and think if this society is going the right way. There is no doubt that modern construction industry uses great amount of non renewable resources.
Natural Building offer a wide range of options by using materials as found in nature or with less embodied energy without synthetic treatments. This means creation of homes better for People and Environment.
If we wish to do something positive for the environment, there is no better place to start than in our homes and in our personal lives.

4 Responses to “About”

  1. David Staunton November 11, 2014 at 3:15 pm #

    Having met Martin, I can appreciate even more the genuine holistic approach and intelligence of thought which accompanies his simple and effective ideas for living a healthy and sustainable life.

    This website on one level has plenty of practical advice but more importantly, it opens us up to a philosophy for living well. I particularly love the Dublin 8 organic farm – a farm right in the heart of the city.

    Well done,

    David Staunton
    Walk Inniú
    Counselling Psychotherapy Outdoors

  2. David Dunne April 8, 2017 at 11:25 am #

    Hi all,

    My name is David Dunne and I am fourth year Food and Agribusiness Management student in UCD. As part of my final year project, I am investigating if urbanisation is having implications on agricultural learning and food production.

    The urban farming projects on this site are fantastic and I was wondering if somebody would do a quick interview via email for the results and discussion section of my project. I am just looking to find out more about urban farming projects in Dublin.

    Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

    Many thanks,
    David Dunne

  3. Liza December 28, 2017 at 9:54 am #

    Absolutely amazing stuff Martin! I’m so so glad I bumped into you yesterday in that lovely cottage in Clare. Thank you for all you are sharing. Some of us want and feel all of this intuitively but lack the knowledge or information to go forward in a way that will suit the Irish climate and create comfortable loving homes in harmony with nature. I am so so excited to have found your website. I’d love to follow natural building posts… is there a way to receive updates by email? Many thanks and keep posting along the way. Best of luck to you both! Liza

    • Martin Obst July 15, 2018 at 11:19 pm #

      Thanks for your support, I will get the post going not as we will be soon applying from planning permission for our straw bale home…

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