We specialize in natural building methods using sustainable materials to create healthy, beautiful homes - and more.

At Earthen Touch Natural Builders, we bring knowledge of living with more awareness and sustainability to every project we undertake.

We are licensed natural building contractors ready to bring to any project the elements which work best for you, and would be happy to guide you along. Simply call us at 505-929-7350 or send an email, anytime.

NEW! Featured from 2015: see Project Gallery/Highlights
- Rastra Block Studio-El Rito, NM
- Earthen Floors with In-Floor Radiant Heat
- Earthen Floor Project Collection

And now - find us on Facebook! Earthen Touch Builders

We are straw bale house builders and have also worked on adobe homes in New Mexico and surrounding states. Tackling a variety of types of sustainable building keeps our projects varied and our skill set evolving - from cob, pumice-crete block, highly insulated stick framed homes to Rastra Block ICF, and more.

Using earthen and lime plasters, and other natural materials for finishing, we help make a home warm, healthy and beautiful. Our workmanship is high end - with attention to detail our most noted specialty.

As each person has his or her interpretation of green or sustainable practices, we will assist you in defining and creating your green home, by any degree.

Whether you would like to make your home itself more sustainable, healthier, or want to covert to solar hot water or PV panels and reduce your grid energy needs, we can help.

For the owner-builder who needs assistance, or any project where we create for you from beginning to end, we will guide you to a finished product with both economy and quality top of mind.

We have worked across the board in terms of project type and size and can help create your vision or consult on any project.

Our belief is such that we utilize minimal resources in our work, and embrace methods which make a home more efficient, earth-friendly and healthy for both the planet and inhabitants.

We have worked and studied in the natural building world for years, applying and living those methods of sustainability which we believe in and support wholeheartedly.

For more detail on how we incorporate natural and sustainable living day to day with our home and projects, click the Sustainable photo and link above.

recent videos

solar in-floor radiant heat

This video featuring solar in-floor radiant heat, shows the benefits and comfort advantages one can incorporate into any home or structure with this highly efficient heating system. For the natural building enthusiast, owner-builder who might be looking for sustainable home heating solutions, or those looking to move in the direction of more off-grid living – […]

the masonry stove

We cover the general principles of the masonry stove, or European heat storage stove and take you through the creation of a low cost stove for a straw-bale hybrid home. This video shows the beauty of bringing together natural building methods to create workable form meeting function. By recycling, using innovative materials, and harvesting earth […]

new mexico and beyond

Our work is not limited to New Mexico as we are mobile and able to travel to an area for extended periods - for 24 hour on site attention on any project. Our projects have taken us to Colorado, Arizona and throughout New Mexico. We are always happy to work in El Rito, Abuiqui, Ojo Caliente and areas closer to home, of course. We are set up to travel for any job. Think you might be too far away to work with us? Simply ask, we love new project challenges and to visit new places.
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list of our services

General Construction:
Adobe - Cob -Straw Bale Construction
Pumice - Crete - Light/Straw Clay
High Insulated Stick Frame

Earthen Specialties:
Adobe Beautification & Restoration
Earthen Plastering - Interior & Exterior
Earthen Floors - aka Poured Adobe Floors
Lime Plastering - Interior & Exterior

Foundations Through Finishing:
Foundations, Framing, Flooring & Roofing
Rough & Finish Carpentry
Installation of Wood & Tile Floors
Interior & Exterior Tile Design/Installation

Owner-Builder Architectural Design Assistance
Design Consulting for Interior & Exterior Detailing

Design in partnership with other sub-contractors :
- Electrical & Plumbing Systems
- Home Heating & Cooling Systems
- Radiant Floor Heating Systems
- Solar Electrical & Hot Water Systems

Should you require design assistance, we
work with committed natural building architects.

project highlights