Dr. Owen Geiger, Ph.D. in Social and Economic Development, is the former Director of Builders Without Borders and Founder and Director of the Geiger Research Institute of Sustainable Building (www.GRISB.org). He is an author, engineer and licensed contractor specializing in strawbale construction, earthbag and other types of sustainable building. He co-authored the Builders Without Borders Straw-Bale Construction Guides and contributed to Building Without Borders: Sustainable Construction for the Global Village. His latest works include the Earthbag Building Guide and the Basic Earthbag Building DVD. Dr. Geiger has consulted on numerous international housing projects, worked closely with Habitat for Humanity for seven years and mentored housing officials with the United Nations Institute of Training and Research. He is also a correspondent for The Last Straw Journal and a Mother Earth News Green Homes Expert. Email: naturalhousesATgmail dot com
Mission Statement for Geiger Research Institute of Sustainable Building:
Promoting natural building, and sustainable design and development, through research, training, education and consulting services. Our work involves finding safe, dignified shelter solutions for the 1.2 billion in need of affordable housing.