Natural building is becoming increasingly popular thanks to its exposure in the media in recent years. There are several different building methods which can be considered, each with their own benefits. By looking at any potential building as a whole, different methods can be chosen or combined to maximise the benefits that each offers. This will allow the building to work as a whole system, increasing the benefits of solar gain and decreasing the need for heating and cooling through clever design. The end result is beautiful, functional and healthy buildings which haven’t cost the earth – in the literal sense!