Mission, Goal, Purpose
Our mission is to share and teach the beauty and practicality of traditional building practices to improve the quality of life for all by providing opportunities of creative grassroots empowerment through traditional arts of sustainability.
The NNDC is spearheading one of the first campaigns for whole neighborhoods of mixed income and diversity to be designed and eligible for federal grants in Live-Work Artist Residencies, Cultural Preservation, Sustainability, Affordable Housing and Owner-Builder Support and Education.
Creative financing models will create a more affordable rent and home ownership opportunities with proven creative of financial and equity models through:
- Shared or Limited Equity Cooperative Housing home-ownership or rental
- Sweat Equity - learn and help build under Contract/Mentorship of professional Natural Builders and architects earning sweat equity
- Cooperative Investing among the homeowners - owners own their neighborhood, not just their own home
- Tax and grant benefits of partnering as a mixed income and sustainably designed community
Why Build Naturally?
Building Naturally is the 'Greenest of Green". Naturally Built Neighborhoods use holistic approaches to sustainable development. They are Permaculturally Master Planned communities with appropriately sized custom bungalow homes with varied setbacks interspersed with walkable gardens and sidewalks through food forests responding to natural site variations and preserving trees. No clearing. Only sensitive harvesting of all vegetation, private outdoor spaces integrated into the architecture of the homes.
Natural Homes combine comprehensive systems approaches innovatively into the building technology for passive designs featuring the revival of traditional efficient features such as convection chimneys for passive cooling, trombe walls, thermal mass earthen construction and no VOC plasters, paints and finishes.
Together these Natural homes, neighborhoods and communities will further help to lessen our impact on our planet while creating a vibrant and enriching place to call home.
NNDC strives to offer a development structure that provides a balance of responsible social, economical and environmental solutions to the lack of affordable, healthy housing and the revival of time proven but forgotten exemplary efficient building skills.
Building and developing aesthetically pleasing, naturally healthy and all around more accessible homes, whether it be physically or financially - that is the goal of the Natural Builders Coalition.
Everyone on our team shares this goal of building affordable healthy homes with the least amount of environmental impact and yet super energy efficient and aesthetically a joy to live in.