The School of Natural Building

SNaB to our friends

Welcome to the School of Natural Building (SNaB). The first of its kind in the UK.

The School was established in August 2014 by social entrepreneurs, Barbara Jones & Eileen Sutherland. Barbara & Eileen are also co-directors of Straw Works  which is a strawbale design, consultancy & contract build company.

Barbara is the ‘well known’ Barbara Jones, strawbale building guru and author of Building with Straw Bales – the most comprehensive guide to strawbale building. Contact Barbara at

Eileen is the ‘less well known’ Eileen Sutherland who works with Barbara on the strategic direction and infrastructure of Straw Works and SNaB. Contact Eileen at

SNaB is a not for profit Bencom, which means its purpose is to be of benefit to the community. In this case, the community in question is the community of aspiring Natural Builders. If this describes you and you would like to know more about the School, take a look at our courses and get in touch with Clair in the office at

We look forward to meeting you.

Barbara & Eileen