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5-week Apprenticeship Immersion

$2,750

May 21, 2018 - June 23, 2018 Contact

Timeline: May 21st – June 23rd

Cost: $2,750

Group size: 6 apprentices

Projects:

  • We will focus our time on a start-to-finish cottage. It will have strawbale exterior walls, cob interior walls, an earthen floor, cob sculptural details, a green roof, and a rubble-trench foundation. The finishes will be natural clay and lime plasters, inside and out.
  • You will help me instruct a weekend “Intro to Cob” Workshop, in which we will construct part of a cob garden wall
  • We will undoubtedly do some finishing work on one of our many unfinished buildings on our campus (most likely the dining building, or bathroom/greenhouse)

Topics covered:

  • rubble-trench foundation
  • cob by human power
  • cob by machine
  • strawbale
  • wattle-and-daub
  • slip-straw
  • living roof construction
  • making/applying natural plasters; both clay-based and lime-based
  • natural finishes on drywall
  • making/applying natural paints
  • earthen floors
  • using roundwood lumber
  • using dimensional lumber
  • installing doors and windows
  • simple wiring
  • rainwater catchment

Food:

We’ve decided that the simplest option is for apprentices to provide their own meals. We will provide a nice kitchen space to cook in, that is solely dedicated to our apprentices. We also have a garden that can be harvested from, to supplement other groceries.

Accommodations:

  • there will be a tiny sleeping cottage for every student
  • compost toilets
  • hot outdoor shower
  • pond for swimming!
  • Community space to hang out in during unscheduled time
  • Fire pit for evening gathering

Our work week:

We will be working/learning between 8:30 AM and 5:30 PM each day (Monday through Friday), with a midday break for lunch and rest. Weekends will be unscheduled time.

Application:

find the application at www.muddauberschool.com

Details

Start:
May 21, 2018
End:
June 23, 2018
Cost:
$2,750
Event Category:
Website:
http://www.muddauberschool.com

Venue

Mud Dauber School of Natural Building
8813 Lindley Mill Road, Snow Camp, NC, NC 27349 United States
Phone:
315-657-3980

Organizer

Mud Dauber School of Natural Building
Phone:
315-657-3980
Email:
Website:
www.muddauberschool.com