The Natural Living School, is located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, it is a place where people can come and gain the experience and confidence they need to simplify their lives, learn to live in balance with nature, and to feed their spirits. Our participants learn how to legally construct an affordable, naturally built cottage, create a home garden with the potential for self sufficiency, and experience the art of natural living. The school is a drug and substance free atmosphere.
One of the school’s main supporters is the Natural Living Design & Build a full service natural build and design company. We help homeowners manifest their dream of building and living in a natural home constructed to code. If you are interested in our services or to apply for a position on their team please visit www.naturalbuildingtocode.com
Pablo Loayza is a designer, builder, developer of the “Natural Building to Code,” head of the Natural Living Design & Build team, and Founder of the “Natural Living School.”
He was introduced to Natural building in 2010, when he studied at the Cob Cottage Company (CCC) with Ianto Evens, and Linda Smily, as well as with several other amazing Natural builders that teach at CCC. Coming from a background in construction and finance, he was motivated to find a way to bring natural building into the main stream. He felt that if people knew how unhealthy their building are, and realized that natural building to code is a possibility, that people would choose Natural building over conventional construction. So he dove deep into researching all the possible ways to use the current building codes with natural materials. What came from his research and development, is now changing the way buildings are constructed. The simplest explanation is that, his building systems, are based on two main principles. One, use whats available in the area where the building is constructed. Two, build it in the way that uses the least amount of resources and produces the least amount of waste. Working with the county, and engineers, his building systems are easy to construct, and use a lot of the same building techniques as conventional building, to help lower cost and speed up the building process.