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April 2017

Sustainable Living Apprenticeships in Costa Rica!

April 22, 2017 @ 10:00 pm - January 1, 2018 @ 10:00 pm
Earth Ayni,
1111 Ridge Road, Dominical, Puntarenas Costa Rica

The Sustainable Living Apprenticeship Program is geared toward those who want to immerse themselves into learning sustainable living techniques. Our rigorous curriculum offers you the hands-on experience to build your own home, start a business building for others, or kick-start a teaching career in the green industry. We offer a range of earth building techniques which utilize local, recycled, and low cost materials. Our goal is to give you the skills and guide you on the path toward self-sufficiency. Our…

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May 2017
$800

2017 Apprenticeship in Natural Building

May 1 - October 31
Natural Living School,
18956 Columbia Rd , Nevada City , CA 95959 United States

The Natural Living School May 1st – October 31st.  $800  Month The Natural Living School is looking for highly motivated students interested in making natural building a career.  Students get hands on experience as well as class time.  Participants will learn how to build a natural structure to code. For more information on our programs visit our website or give us a call. www.naturallivingschool.com Pablo: 530-277-8127  

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SUMMER WORKTRADE IN ASHEVILLE

May 15, 2017 @ 11:00 am - May 15, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Ashevillage,
80 Buchanan Ave., Asheville, NC 28801 United States

[SUMMER WORKTRADE IN ASHEVILLE] Come live, learn, work & grow with us! Beautiful Eco-Urban Homestead & Goddess Sanctuary. Downtown Asheville neighborhood. Bordering 60 acres of woods & trails. Awesome community of women. HANDS-ON: Gardening + site maintenance + general tasks. Give 4 hours work/day. Get a place to camp on site, gardening & herbalism classes, organic goodies from the gardens, wifi, laundry & a naturally-treated hot tub! ELIGIBILITY: You must be responsible, clean, tidy & have some gardening/farming background. No…

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6-MONTH RESIDENTIAL INTERNSHIP

May 15 @ 11:00 am - December 15 @ 11:00 am
Ashevillage,
80 Buchanan Ave., Asheville, NC 28801 United States

[6-MONTH RESIDENTIAL INTERNSHIP] Asheville, NC. 3 positions available >> Live, learn & grow with us at a beautiful Eco-Urban Homestead & Goddess Sanctuary. You will gain experience in the full spectrum of what we do: hands-on gardening, homesteading, site maintenance, seasonal tasks & house care. Camping, garden goodies & classes are provided. Some previous experience is necessary. For details & application, visit www.ashevillage.org/residential-internship

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June 2017
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Earthbag Building Workshop in Taos New Mexico by Earth and Sun Sustainable Builders

June 26 - October 27
Miracolo,
PO Box 153, Taos County, NM 87513 United States

CO-CREATE A SUSTAINABLE EARTHBAG HOME JUNE 26 – OCT. 27, 2017 TAOS, NEW MEXICO Join for a week to four months. Earthbag building is an environmentally friendly and affordable building method suitable to most climates and geographies. Building blocks are made with soil collected on the building site and contained in polypropylene woven bags. In certain circumstances the bags are filled with other materials such as gravel, pumice, or sand. The bags can also be made of natural fibers such…

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September 2017
$3650

10-week Natural Building apprenticeship

September 21 @ 1:20 pm - December 2 @ 1:20 pm
Jhamtse Gatsal Children’s community,
North Eastern India, India

In 2017 House Alive will be returning to one of the most magical places on earth: Jhamtse Gatsal children’s community. Located in North Eastern India, on the border with Bhutan, it is a place filled with love, beauty, adventure and community. Our 2015 apprentice group built a cob cottage from start to finish during our 8 week program, using almost exclusively local materials. As a natural building apprentice, you will go through the extraordinary experience of being part of a building…

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$399

Introduction to Cob Workshop

September 25 - September 29
Unnamed Venue,
Keystone Heights, FL United States

Dates: September 25 – September 29, 2017 Location: Keystone Heights, Florida   Come and join us in Florida for our Introduction to Cob Workshop! We will be constructing a small cob cottage. A perfect project for beginners and experts alike! This workshop is a great experience to learn how to build with cob and to get a broad learning overview of natural building techniques. You will get a solid foundation in cob building fundamentals. We will be constructing cob walls…

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October 2017
$2200

28-day Complete Cob (Foundations, Walls, Floor & Roof) Guest House in Taylor, Texas (near Austin)

October 8 @ 2:00 pm - November 5 @ 10:00 am
Jess’ Farm,
651 CR 445, Taylor, TX 76574 United States
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Project & Location Make sure you attend this full cob building workshop, the only one we are teaching this year!  In the ideal Texan building season we will come together for one month (weekends will be free) to learn how to build a cob structure from foundation to roof, in lectures and hands-on work.   We will also enjoy extra activities like yoga, chi gong, massage and local outings led by our hostess Jessica and her Austin-based Green Community.  As usual…

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November 2017
$399

Introduction to Cob Workshop

November 6 - November 10
Unnamed Venue,
Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

Dates: November 6th – November 10th, 2017 Location: Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica   Come and join us in beautiful Costa Rica for our Introduction to Cob Workshop! We will be constructing a kitchen room extension with cob and a decorative earthen wall for an existing beach home. This is a perfect class for both beginners and experts alike! This workshop is a great experience to learn how to build with cob and to get a broad learning overview of natural…

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$650

Natural Building, Ecological Design, and Mayan Tz´utujil Culture

November 25 @ 5:00 pm - December 2 @ 5:00 pm
Bahia de Santiago, Santiago Atitlan,
Bahia de Santiago, Aldea Tzanchaj, Santiago Atitlan, Solola 503 Guatemala
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An Introduction to Ecological Building Techniques With focus on wattle and daub, earth bags, cob, and natural plasters November 25 — December 2, 2017 Intro to Ecological Construction For thousands of years, people have been building their homes out of the dirt beneath their feet. Natural and vernacular building techniques have roots in every culture around the world, but share the distinction of using local materials, being energy efficient, and having a low ecological footprint. Only during the past century…

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July 2018
$1250

Complete Cob and Natural Building

July 18, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - July 28, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
House Alive,
7540 Griffin Lane, Jacksonville, OR 97530 United States

Overview This is the most comprehensive workshop you can find. Decades of teaching on 4 different continents has helped us design this rich learning experience,  giving students the tools they need to become confident earthen builders.  Earth is the mother of all building materials. For millennia, and all over the world, people have used earth to build beautiful, simple, efficient and inexpensive homes. It’s plentiful, ecological and non-toxic. Plus, it can’t burn, won’t rot and is much easier and  easier…

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August 2018
$1250

Complete Cob and Natural Building

August 1, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - August 11, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
House Alive,
7540 Griffin Lane, Jacksonville, OR 97530 United States

Overview This is the most comprehensive workshop you can find. Decades of teaching on 4 different continents has helped us design this rich learning experience,  giving students the tools they need to become confident earthen builders.  Earth is the mother of all building materials. For millennia, and all over the world, people have used earth to build beautiful, simple, efficient and inexpensive homes. It’s plentiful, ecological and non-toxic. Plus, it can’t burn, won’t rot and is much easier and  easier…

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