Online Natural Building Course


The Online Natural Building Course will teach you the Theoretical and Practical aspects of Building your Natural Home utilizing Natural Building Techniques.

The Online Course will cover the Design Elements (Theoretical Class Lecture Series) of consideration when planning and constructing your Natural Home.

You will also get the Practical lessons as taught at the Rak Tamachat Natural Building Institute. The Online Natural Building Practical Series covers the Natural Building Techniques of Traditional Adobe, Adobe Plastering, Super Adobe Earth Bag, Stucco Plastering and Compressed Earth Blocks (C.E.B’s).

The online course is designed to give the student a well-rounded introduction into the world of Natural Building. If you have wanted to know the Design and Construction Process and Design Elements and Objectives used by Professional Natural Builders, then the Natural Building Course will give you an outstanding overview and deep-dive into the World of Natural Building.

Natural Building works with natural elements, in the materials used in the construction of the home but also in the way the home was designed to work in harmony with natural elements such as the Earth, Wind, Water and the Sun!

We can reach a truly Sustainable Future and one of the easiest places to work to achieve this goal is in our own homes, utilizing the principles and practices of Natural Home Building.

Explore our Natural Building Course “Presentation Videos” Below:


Core Curriculum Components of the Natural Building Course

oNBC Module 1 Sustainable Architecture
Design Elements
Construction Process

Module 01 – Sustainable Architecture – 1h23min

NBC 01.01 Sustainable Energy Use

Lesson 01 - Sustainable Energy Use


Learn how Natural Home Building relates to Sustainable Energy Usage through the correct choice of your home’s design elements, directly impacting your homes energy budget.

NBC 01.02 Introduction To Sustainable Energy Generation

Lesson 02 - Renewable Energy Generation


Learn how your Natural Home can utilize Renewable Energy to help to heat and cool your home with only renewable energies to lower the operating cost of your home.

NBC 01.03 Sustainable Building Materials

Lesson 03 - Sustainable Building Materials


Learn how the Green Building Industry is utilizing Sustainable Building Materials in the construction of Natual Homes and helping to lower the building footprint in the process.

Module 02 – Design Elements Of Natural Homes – 6h14min

NBC 02.01 Sustainable Design Elements Needed In Your Home

Lesson 01 - Design Elements


Learn what Design Elements are normally included in the Design of a Natural Home and how to utilize them.

NBC 02.05 Energy Efficiency

Lesson 05 - Energy Efficiency


Learn how Energy Efficiency is designed into Natural Homes and how you can save on energy in your home.

NBC 02.09 Natural Building Materials

Lesson 09 - Natural Building Materials


Learn how Natural Building Materials are used to reduce your home’s enviromental impact and save you money too.

NBC 02.13 Green Roofs Walls And Facades

Lesson 13 - Green Roofs, Walls & Facades


Learn how Green Roofs, Walls & Facades both beautify our home and lower the energy needed to heat and cool our home.

NBC 02.02 Sustainable Home Design Objectives

Lesson 02 - Design Objectives


Learn the Design Objectives which are used when Designing a Natural Home and how you can employ them.

NBC 02.06 Water Efficiency

Lesson 06 - Water Efficiency


Learn how to use Water Efficiently by saving Energy and Water from the Design Phase to Operating your home.

NBC 02.10 Transport Patterns

Lesson 10 - Transport Patterns


Learn how Transportation Patterns affect a Natural Home’s energy budget, as our travel patterns use energy.

NBC 02.14 Design Innovation

Lesson 14 - Design Innovation


Learn about how Innovation is playing a part in Natural Building and working to make our homes more Sustainable every day.

NBC 02.03 Water Conservation

Lesson 03 - Water Conservation


Learn how to practice Water Conservation during the Design Phase, Construction Phase and Operations of your Home.

NBC 02.07 Indoor Environment Quality

Lesson 07 - Indoor Environment Quality


Learn how Indoor Environment Quality affects our living environments and how to manage it safely in your home.

NBC 02.11 Waste Management

Lesson 11 - Waste Management


Learn how to use, reuse and discard construction waste for your Sustainable Home to have the lowest environmental impact possible.

NBC 02.16 Site Permeability

Lesson 15 - Building Site Permeability


Learn how Site Permeability relates to water conservation in our homes and how we can make our sites more permeable.

NBC 02.04 Storm Water Management

Lesson 04 - Stormwater Management


Learn how Stormwater Management limits the amount of erosion and pollution that may enter water systems.

NBC 02.08 Sun Shading

Lesson 08 - Sun Shading


Learn how Sun Shading techniques reduce the amount of solar gain affecting the temperatures in your home.

NBC 02.12 Urban Ecology

Lesson 12 - Urban Ecology


Learn how Urban Ecology plays a role in one’s Natural Home by providing habitat areas for wildlife through ecological design.

NBC 02.15 Construction Building Management

Lesson 16 - Construction Management


Learn about how Construction Management is used in the building of a Natural Home to both save you time and money.

Module 03 – The Construction Process

NBC 03.01 Construction Process

Lesson 01 - The Construction Process

NBC 03.05 Artchitectural Design

Lesson 05 - Architectural Design

NBC 03.09 Construction Loans

Lesson 09 - Construction Loans

NBC 03.13 Framing

Lesson 13 - Building Framing

NBC 03.17 Flooring

Lesson 17 - Flooring

NBC 03.02 Preparations

Lesson 02 - Preparing For The Process

NBC 03.06 Plans Approval

Lesson 06 - Plan Approvals

NBC 03.10 Building Site Preparation

Lesson 10 - Building Site Preparation

NBC 03.14 Electrical Rough Ins

Lesson 14 -Electrical Rough-Ins

NBC 03.18 Inspections

Lesson 18 - Inspections

NBC 03.03 Securing Land

Lesson 03 - Securing Your Land

NBC 03.07 Preliminary Design

Lesson 07 - Preliminary Design

NBC 03.11 Foundations

Lesson 11 - Foundations

NBC 03.15 Plumbing Rough Ins

Lesson 15 - Plumbing Rough-Ins

NBC 03.19 Landscaping

Lesson 19 - Landscaping

NBC 03.04 Defining Your House Style

Lesson 04 - Defining Your House Style

NBC 03.08 General Contractors

Lesson 08 - General Contractors

NBC 03.12 Pouring The Slab

Lesson 12 - Pouring The Slab

NBC 03.16 Painting And Plastering

Lesson 16 - Painting & Plastering

NBC 03.20 Moving In

Lesson 20 - Moving In

Natural Building Practical Course – 3h20min

A Online Permaculture Design Course Traditional Adobe Bricks

Module 01 - Adobe Brick Making


You will learn all the steps from Making to Installing Traditional Adobe Bricks. Learn how to: Test Your Soil, Get Your Mix Right, Make a Brick Form, Make Bricks in Forms, Dry Your Bricks, Make Mortar, Install Your Bricks, Adobe Plaster Coating.

B Online Permaculture Design Course Super Adobe Earth Bags

Module 02 - SuperAdobe Earth Bags


You will learn all the Steps to Prepare and Install Super Adobe with Earth Bags. Learn how to: Get Your Mix Right, Test for Moisture, Make Bags, Load Bags, Start and Stop Bags, Compress Bags, Install Stabilization, and Plaster With Stucco.

C Online Permaculture Design Course Compressed Earth Bricks CEB

Module 03 - Compressed Earth Bricks (CEBs)


You will learn all the Steps to Prepare and Make Compressed Earth Blocks (C.E.B’s). In a few lesson, you will learn how to: Get Your Mix Right, Test for Moisture, Load the Press, Remove Bricks, Dry Bricks, Lay Bicks, Install Mortar.

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