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Natural Building Workshop


September 15, 2017 @ 8:00 am - September 17, 2017 @ 2:00 pm Contact

Natural Building Workshop

September 15-17, 2017

High Falls, NY

Workshop Information

The Workshop:

Our days will be spent engaged in hands-on building and learning with natural materials. Our project is the completion of a straw bale and earth cottage. We will focus on building and finishing cob walls with earth and lime plasters. We will also work with round-wood carpentry, earth floors.

Expect a rich week of natural and community building with the group. We’ll work, learn, eat,and relax with one another in a positive, hard-working, fun atmosphere. Conversation on natural building will provide constant background chatter throughout the week. We’ll work on-site every day with a scheduled mid-week rest. Evenings are unscheduled so folks have time to enjoy the site, explore quaint nearby towns, or relax around the fire.

The Site:

Heart Song Sanctuary is a beautiful 45 acre property with two completely finished natural buildings. The site features many acres of woods, a cleared meadow, swimming creek and pond. Accommodations for camping include an outdoor shower, compost toilet outhouse, and a fire pit gathering area.

Meals/Food preferences:

Three meals daily, cooked on-site by staff. Food is mostly vegetarian with a vegan option. Many of the ingredients will be sourced from local farms. Please indicate any food allergies upon registration.


Heart Song Sanctuary is located at 658 County Rt. 6 in High Falls, NY.

Campers are welcome to arrive Thursday evening between 4pm-7pm. Arriving the night before the workshop begins is highly encouraged but not necessary.

What to bring:

  • Camping equipment including tent, sleeping bag, flashlight
  • Work clothes and shoes. Short rubber boots or old sneakers for cob, gloves
  • Sunscreen, bug spray, hat, water bottle, rain gear
  • Tool kit including tool belt, knife, tape measure, pencil, hammer
  • Notebook, building plans or sketches to discuss

To Register:

Tuition: $650 includes a week of camping, workshop experience, meals.

Mail your tuition check to the address below and we will confirm your registration via email.

Rising Earth Natural Building

40 Springwood Manor

Troy, NY 12180


September 15, 2017 @ 8:00 am
September 17, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
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Heart Song Sanctuary
658 Co. Rt. 6, High Falls, NY 12440 United States
919 685 0123


Rising Earth Natural Building
(919) 685 0123