The Ontario Natural Building Coalition is an advocacy group of designers,builders & homeowners

working to promote healthy, high performance natural building strategies in the construction industry.

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Professional Members - Contact us to list job postings available within your company! View our current Job Postings

Find A Natural Building or Straw Bale Professional

View our Business Directory for a complete list of designers, builders and more

Straw Bale Apprenticeship Program

The ONBC in partnership with The Endeavour Centre is now offering a new Apprenticeship Program for Straw Bale Builders. Click here for our Program details.

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Natural Homes For Sale

From time to time, homeowners must sell their beloved natural home. ONBC members can make their listings visible here, check out the current Homes For Sale Listings.

Join us on Saturday April 24, 2021 for our on-line

Annual General Meeting and Happy Hour!  7:30-9:30pm

Our AGM is taking place on-line on Sat. April 24 at 7:30pm and will include a

review of our financial report, a summary of what we were up to in 2020,

what's on the horizon for 2021, and board member nominations.

Be sure your membership is up to date to cast your vote!

After the AGM portion of the evening, we will mix business with pleasure, and

feature our members past year's work, designs and builds in our 5x5 slideshow.

A fantastic chance to sit back with a beverage and view examples of natural

building innovation and excellence.

Professional members, please send your photos!

Closed caption will be included. Anyone can attend.

Follow this link to register for our on-line AGM and Happy Hour.  

We are looking for new Board Members!

Check out the link below for an overview of board positions and member roles

that we are looking to fill - all interested members are encouraged to get involved!

Board positions available are Secretary and Vice Chair.

Member roles are Communications/Member Engagement and Special Events.

Board member positions and member roles.


2020 Annual Natural Homes Tour - Cancelled

The annual natural homes tour which is typically scheduled for the last Sunday in September, will be cancelled this year due concerns around the Covid -19 virus. We hope to return in 2021!

A huge thanks to all the homeowners who voluntarily opened their homes to tour-goers and to all the people who took part in the tour in September of 2019. 

See a CTV news video clip of one of the homes on our 2019 tour.


Visit our Natural Building Gallery to see houses built out of straw, wood & earth!

A Natural Home Tours Thank You

Over the years, many homes and buildings have participated in our Natural Building Annual tour.

Many of the homes that have been featured were models of innovation and energy efficiency and featured living roofs, natural clay wall finishes, rainwater catchment systems, grey water systems, composting toilets, while others incorporated solar and wind electrical systems, high efficiency wood burning appliances, solar domestic hot water systems, as well as a variety of other interesting green technologies.

The Ontario Natural Building Coalition would like to thank all the volunteer homeowners who have over the years graciously opened their doors and welcomed tour-goers. The annual tour would not be possible without them!

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