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In the News . . .

Learn more about EcoNest in the news! You can find EcoNest on the radio, print media, and the internet!

Locals Guide of Ashland

EcoNest was recently featured in the Locals Guide of Ashland. 

EcoNest is the name given by Paula Baker-Laporte and Robert Laporte to describe their holistically designed and hand-crafted natural homes. An EcoNest incorporates timber-frame, straw-clay walls, earth plasters and natural and non-toxic finishes. This combination of time-honored building traditions with modern innovations results in a home of unsurpassed health and comfort.

Read more of Shields Bialasik's interview with Paula.

Voice America: Falling Through the Cracks


Paula recently did a radio interview on Voice America's radio show, Falling Through the Cracks with Dr. Rebecca Risk.

Listen to the interview: A Healthy House.


Mother Earth News

Read Paula’s recent blog posts in Mother Earth News:

Light Straw Clay Building Coming of Age in North America

When I tell people that we design and build natural buildings, many immediately assume that we are speaking of straw bale building. Far fewer people have heard of Light Straw-Clay (LSC) building and yet the combination of natural fiber and clay soils has been a primary building method since mankind began building shelter.

Read more . . .


Thenumber Creative - Groundwork Series

From cob and rammed earth to straw bales and timber – Groundwork Series explores the fascinating world of natural homes and structures across British Columbia.

Meet the builders and homeowners who have decided to use sustainable and natural materials to redefine the concept of home.

EcoNest Affliate, Keary Conwright, is featured in this episode, on Timber Framing.

Photos of Keary Conwright's EcoNest from Groundwork Series Video