“Natural, Ecological and Economical Building”

With Penny Livingston

I think you will love seeing the beauty and practicality of these building techniques from around the world in this slide-show Penny offers. Along with the economical and ecological way of building, she shares principles of living well of this sweet Earth by taking care of All Life in whatever we do. 

I feel her sharing is what this summit series is all about!!   Enjoy, learn, smile, and let your heart be joyful with possibility and simplicity!!

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About Penny Livingston

Penny is co-founder and director of Regenerative Design Institute www.regenerativedesign.org and has been teaching permaculture and community resiliency internationally as well as working professionally in the land management, regenerative design, and permaculture development field for 30 years. She has extensive experience in all phases of ecologically sound design and construction as well as the use of natural non-toxic building materials. Penny specializes in design and installation of perennial agroforestry systems, biological water purification systems, site planning and the design of resource-rich landscapes integrating, rainwater collection, edible and medicinal planting, spring development, pond and water systems, habitat development and watershed restoration for homes, co-housing communities, businesses, and diverse yield perennial farms. Penny is currently working in Peru with Reviveolution as an educator and mentor and community organizer working on community resiliency initiatives involving local food security, watershed awareness and bio-regional mapping. For more info www.pennylivingston.com 


  1. Julie Boreham

    What a treasure box of ideas! Thank you so much.

  2. Sandra Helen Golan

    This has been a most inspiring speaker. So impressed with all the work she has done with different homes. I never knew.
    We have so much waste now as we are tearing out the older homes and putting up a rather monstrous looking thing. So where does all the waste go — old lumber, old concrete, old homes all torn down into the landfill. Makes me want to weep.

    • christine johnson

      i loved the bamboo bridges and buildings..
      Thankful to be reminded of new possibilities in living…
      thank you..!!
      Christine Johnson

  3. Sharon

    Penny, Thank you for your video today! What amazing studies and research you have shared! I love all the work you have shown yours and others! Makes me want to get out and build! I live in Canada where it is colder in October-April and would love to see more on permaculture for this weather!
    I especially love the permaculture stoves as I could see those offering wonderful heat saving properties in our homes.
    You are an inspiration and I thank you for your hard work and studies to grow new generations!
    BTW I am looking for work so if you ever need a Calgarian to volunteer or aid please shoot me an email anytime!

    • Brooke Medicine Eagle

      Yes, I so appreciate the work Penny has done over the years, AND with such joy. I have a goal to travel with her to build in Turkey or some other wonderful place around the world. And yes, for Canada, the radiant mass / thermal mass stoves are the best. There’s lots of info out there on them, some you can buy from Tulakivi (spelling?). Blessings, B

  4. Bonnie

    Amazing presentation! Loved arm chair traveling around the world…seeing all the fascinating structures and building with organic materials and hands. A dream of longing inside me. Mahalo a plenty.

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  6. Joanna

    Thank you! I was able to watch it and I am inspired to take a course on this as we build our home in Peru in the next few years!

  7. angelique boas

    Thank you Penny and Brooke, for this very inspiring presentation!


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