About Bio-Hab builders
Bio-Hab Builders Inc. is a full service construction company specializing in unique crafted homes that are a joy to live in and help uplift one's soul.
Bio-Hab Builders Inc. is the foremost green home builder in Durango, CO, and the surrounding region and built green long before the trend and certifications came along. We put a premium on using environmentally safe materials sourced in ethical ways, and we strive to build green homes that conserve natural resources and utilize energy from their environment whenever possible. Our services not only include design and home construction, but also consulting, repairs, renovations, additions and home remodeling.
We have built homes in a variety of styles, sizes and shapes using many different materials and processes. Hybrid construction, the blending of the old, traditional materials and techniques with modern construction and its needs and tastes are a hallmark of a Bio-Hab built home.
Our creativity, communication, openness, balance and sensitivity are strengths we use through out the building of your home.
Let Todd and his team steer you through the homebuilding process with over three decades of experience with land issues relating to climate and terrain, site planning, permitting, code approvals, and design.
A home built by Todd Swanson and Bio-Hab Builders is a tribute to the land it's built on and the souls that will inhabit it.
Todd Swanson, the company's founder and principal, has been in the construction industry for over 38 years. During this time he has been involved in almost every area and aspect of the industry.
He has built luxury and custom homes, starter and spec homes, multi-family, commercial projects, resort projects, historical preservation/renovation/reuse, off-grid homes, natural and sustainable construction, and energy efficient conventional homes.
Todd not only has a BS degree in Homebuilding from Trinity University, but is also a certified Permaculturist and Bau-biologist and has been practicing green building since 1982. After years of building conventional homes, he felt a strong calling to learn the more traditional methods of building.....timber frame, true adobe, rammed earth and straw bale, among them. He studied with the best in each of these fields and took to heart the ancient wisdom supporting the use of all natural materials and techniques.
Todd's 'real' knowledge and experience in traditional building methodology and techniques combined with his practical common sense knowledge that has either been lost, ignored or is no longer taught in our fast moving culture makes him a true asset in the home building industry.
You can see his passion built into the walls of many sculptural earthen homes scattered throughout the south west. His commitment to utilizing raw, naturals materials and his 'real knowledge' of traditional building techniques will make your next home project so much more. Todd's ability to think 'outside the box' means that a Biohab home is never 'off the shelf' in the way of creativity, methodology, materials or design.