Bestselling Austrian author Dr. Erwin Thoma not only loves the forest, he also has a deep understanding of its tree societies and their ecosystems. Through the illness of his son, his family discovered that modern building materials can cause serious health problems.
On their quest to establish a healthy home environment, Erwin tried out his grandfather’s traditional methods. He replaced all plywood, chipboard and synthetics in their home with natural timber and the boy regained his health. As a result Erwin developed a patented building system which is made purely of untreated timber and is expected to last for many generations to come.
In 1999 Erwin set up a research centre in Goldegg and started testing these traditional methods scientifically with astounding results. His first book translated into English is a worthwhile read for anyone who is interested in healthy building materials, growing trees, working, designing and building with timber. You will see trees in a new, better informed way and be inspired to build your future with natural timber.