Liz Johndrow

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Liz has been a hands-on learner all of her life. In 2004, with earlier background in carpentry, she began to focus on natural and earthen construction: straw bale houses and timber framing, natural plasters and earthen floors, and cob and adobe construction. She founded her business, Earthen Endeavors Natural Building, in 2009 and launched the Pueblo Project in 2014, formalizing the work she had been doing in Nicaragua since 2011. Liz works on homeowner building projects large and small, teaches natural material-based building skills in work-shops and apprenticeships throughout the US and Central America, and is a frequent presenter at international development and natural building conferences. She has worked with organizations such as Yestermorrow Design-Build School in Waitsfield, Vermont; Red Feather Development Group in Flagstaff, AZ; Community Rebuild in Moab, Utah; and Kleiwerks International in Asheville, NC.