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November 2019
JPY75,000

Natural Plastering with Earth and Lime

November 1, 2019 - January 6, 2020
Permaculture Center Kamimomi,
863 Kamimomi, Kumenan-cho, Kume-gun, Kume-gun, Okayama 709-3621 Japan

This is a unique opportunity to learn traditional Japanese plastering and contemporary earth and lime finishes at one of Japan’s premier Permaculture sites. An intensive training including history, plastering procedures, materials and tools, with an emphasis on plastering fundamentals. Techniques include: Shikkui (lime, hemp, seaweed glue) Nami-Otsu (colored clay, lime and hemp) Kirikaeshi (fine clay, sand and straw) Nakanuri (earthen brown coat) Arakabe (clay/chopped straw) Takekomai (traditional Japanese bamboo lattice) Language: English and Japanese Participation Fee: 75,000JPY (if paid by June 1 or…

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January 2020
$2200

VersaTerra Pro in Mexico

January 13, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - February 9, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Mambo-Jambo,
La Manzanilla, Mexico, Mexico

(this workshop now has a waiting list. please email Kyle for more information) This VersaTerra workshop is being offered by the nonprofit “Be the Change Project.” it takes place on the west coast of Mexico. Learn how to build and camp on the beach! Included in the fee: Three vegetarian meals/day Monday-Friday prepared by a local chef as well as coffee, tea, and a snack (there will be optional meat on occasion). Campsite on the beach Our course book “House of Earth”…

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February 2020
$2000

Build a Cob Outdoor Kitchen & Oven near Pucón, Chile

February 2, 2020 @ 8:45 am - March 1, 2020 @ 5:30 pm
Quincho Ulmo,
Molco, Villarrica Chile

***Course will be taught in English or in English & Spanish depending on student needs.*** HOST & LOCATION CruzinCobGlobal will be returning to Chile for a second Cob building workshop offering you a transformational educational opportunity, an escape from the northern hemisphere winter for the month of February, and a chance to visit one of the most beautiful places in the world.  We will be hosted by Damián Walker, a multi-talented chef, local restaurant owner, interior and furniture designer focused…

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May 2020
CDN$597

Intro to Fast Cob & Natural Finishing

May 14, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - May 18, 2020 @ 11:00 am
Lasqueti Island,
1 Beautiful Bicycle Lane, Lasqueti Island, BC V0R 2J0 Canada

Last year, we introduced this Short Course and it was a great success. You’ll get a full sense of our Fast Cob technique (which allowed 1.5 people to build the 900 sq.ft. house in the photo in just 5 months!), and you’ll get to know how to finish buildings naturally, from base layer to finish layer and even whitewash. Everything we use is completely natural and everything you learn can be done anywhere on the planet. Of course, without prior…

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July 2020
$1400

VersaTerra, a complete cob and natural building intensive

July 1, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - July 11, 2020 @ 2:00 pm
House Alive,
7540 GRIFFIN LANE, Address 2, Address 3, JACKSONVILLE, OR 97530 United States

This is the most comprehensive workshop you can find. Decades of teaching on four 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 simpler to build with than conventional…

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August 2020
$1400

VersaTerra, a complete cob and natural building intensive

August 5, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - August 15, 2020 @ 2:00 pm
Maria and Tommy’s homestead,
9218 SE 55th Ave, Portland, OR United States

This is the most comprehensive workshop you can find. Decades of teaching on four 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 simpler to build with than conventional…

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CDN$597

Intro to Fast Cob & Natural Finishing

August 13, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - August 17, 2020 @ 11:00 am
Lasqueti Island,
1 Beautiful Bicycle Lane, Lasqueti Island, BC V0R 2J0 Canada

Last year, we introduced this Short Course and it was a great success. You’ll get a full sense of our Fast Cob technique (which allowed 1.5 people to build the 900 sq.ft. house in the photo in just 5 months!), and you’ll get to know how to finish buildings naturally, from base layer to finish layer and even whitewash. Everything we use is completely natural and everything you learn can be done anywhere on the planet. Of course, without prior…

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CDN$1197

The Fundamentals of Fast Cob…Everything you need to get Building…Fast!

August 29, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - September 5, 2020 @ 11:00 am
Lasqueti Island,
1 Beautiful Bicycle Lane, Lasqueti Island, BC V0R 2J0 Canada

At a relaxed pace, we’ll learn and practice mixing and building with Fast Cob.  As the week progresses, you’ll gain the skills, confidence, and inspiration to build your own structures.  This year, we’ll complete the 200 sq.ft. wood shed – with a living roof.  In 2018, a workshop of 4 people built a 12′ high by 8′ wide wall…and that was only half of what we accomplished. In between hands-on Fast Cob sessions, we’ll look at foundations, electrical, plumbing, floors,…

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