Natural Building in British Columbia

About the Series

Groundwork explores some of the most fascinating alternative structures in British Columbia. Meet the builders and homeowners who have decided to use natural materials to redefine the concept of home.


From cob and rammed earth to straw bales and timber – builders and homeowners in British Columbia have experimented with natural home construction for decades, gaining widespread recognition for their sustainable development and beautiful designs.

Groundwork visits four diverse communities in the province to explore some of these stunning natural buildings and the stories of the people behind them.