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January 2020
$2200

VersaTerra Pro in Mexico

January 13 @ 5:00 pm - February 9 @ 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 @ 8:45 am - March 1 @ 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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March 2020
€2000

First Cob Bungalow on the Island of São Miguel in the Azores (Portugal)

March 22 - April 26
Quinta da Vida Boa,
Canada das Mercês, Lagoa, 9000 Portugal

LOCATION & HOST Discover the beautiful Azores islands in the Springtime on the largest and most diverse of all the islands where Claudine, director of CruzinCobGlobal, has just bought a few acres of land near the ocean and forest to create the Quinta da Vida Boa Cob Ecovillage Retreat & Educational Center. Come and learn Cob Building while building the island’s and the Quinta’s first official Cob Bungalow with the island’s own materials of course!!! The Azorean island of São…

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April 2020
€2000

Advanced Natural Building Workshop Apr 26 – May 30: We are building an earthship classroom for Christop & Mario’s permaculture project in southern Italy

April 26 - May 30
Christoph & Mario’s permaculture project,
Strada Provinciale 136, Badolato, Catanzaro 88060 Italy
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Advanced Natural Building Workshop : Apr 26 – May 30 In this Advanced Natural Building Workshop we are building an earthship classroom for Christoph & Mario’s permaculture project in southern Italy. See this link for a full description. From April 26th to May 30th we will start another 35-Day Advanced Natural Building Workshop near Badolato in southern Italy. This workshop will provide you an opportunity to get hands-on experience in Natural Building, all the skills and especially the confidence you need to build a…

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€400

Three CruzinCobGlobal Cob Oven & Bench Workshops in 2020: Azores, California & Romania

April 26 - May 1
Quinta da Vida Boa,
Canada das Mercês, Lagoa, 9000 Portugal
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Choose a continent or an island to learn how to build a Cob Oven and Benches for a week! Visit cruzincobglobal.org to see each location’s offerings. Here is a taster from the Azores: HOST & LOCATION The Cob Oven & Benches workshop will be located on the Quinta da Vida Boa site and follow the 5-week Advanced Cob Building Workshop. Please visit the event page for that workshop to find out about the location and the island of São Miguel.…

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May 2020
$250

3-Day Natural Building Immersion

May 1 - May 3
Mud Dauber School of Natural Building,
8813 Lindley Mill Road, Snow Camp, NC, NC 27349 United States

$250 Early Bird Discount (register before March 15th, 2020) $300 Regular Fee 10% discount for family + friends participating together! We will cover a lot of material in 3 days! One focus will be work on our existing dining building: completing the top of a cob wall, applying earthen plasters on the interior, applying lime plasters on the exterior, and making/using clay paints. We will then begin construction on a lean-to that will be used for dishwashing and storage, using…

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CDN$697

Intro to Fast Cob & Natural Finishing

May 14 @ 3:30 pm - May 18 @ 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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$85

1-Day Natural Building Intro – Cob + Natural Plasters

May 16
Mud Dauber School of Natural Building,
8813 Lindley Mill Road, Snow Camp, NC, NC 27349 United States

$85 Early Bird Discount (Register before April 1st, 2020) $100 Regular Fee 10% discount for family + friends participating together! Join us in constructing a garden wall on our campus! This is a great beginner project that provides you with the basic knowledge of how to build a strong, long-lasting cob wall. We will mix and build with cob all morning, and then get our hands dirty with natural plasters in the afternoon! –        mixing and building with cob –       …

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$25

Community Cob & Balecob Build

May 18 @ 7:00 pm - May 30 @ 7:00 pm
Barb’s Homestead,
Near Lassen National Park CA United States

Community Cob & Balecob Build Location: Near Lassen National Park, California Date: Two weeks: May 18th-May 30th. Sunday, May 24th is a rest day.  Come for as many or as few days as you’d like. Cost: $25/day includes instruction, space to camp, and vegetarian meals. Instructor: Kyle Isacksen Registration:  PayPal (registration button on web page) or checks accepted. After you register we’ll send you a follow-up email with more details and get the dates of your arrival and departure. Please email Kyle if you have any questions.…

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$2725

A Musician’s Cob Studio: Advanced Cobber Certification in Placerville, California

May 24 @ 9:00 am - June 28 @ 5:30 pm
Chad’s Place,
Placerville, CA 95667 United States

HOST & LOCATION Our California host is Chad Wilkins, a travelling musician and creator of Chad Wilkins Music, where you can listen to his latest songs.  From his bio: “Mystic Minstrel, Chad Wilkins, is an American/Australian singer-songwriter bringing heart-songs that reveal a better way for a generation in transitional times on our planet! From his lively, progressive grooves, to his deeply prayerful chants, spanning many genres, Chad’s rootsy folk anthems carry themes of love, gratitude, risk, honour, and pure vibrant…

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$170

2-Day Natural Building Intro – Cob, Straw Bale, Plasters + Paints

May 30 - May 31
Mud Dauber School of Natural Building,
8813 Lindley Mill Road, Snow Camp, NC, NC 27349 United States

$170 Early Bird Discount (Register before April 15th, 2020) $200 Regular Fee 10% discount for family + friends participating together! We will use cob and straw bale wall systems to build parts of a lean-to and garden wall near our community space. Clay from the ground beneath us, and straw from a local farmer will provide most of what we need. These same systems can be used to build a house! We will also plaster one of our unfinished cottages…

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June 2020
$170

2-Day Natural Building Intro – Cob, Straw Bale, Plasters + Paints

June 6 - June 7
Mud Dauber School of Natural Building,
8813 Lindley Mill Road, Snow Camp, NC, NC 27349 United States

$170 Early Bird Discount (Register before April 15th, 2020) $200 Regular Fee 10% discount for family + friends participating together! We will use cob and straw bale wall systems to build parts of a lean-to and garden wall near our community space. Clay from the ground beneath us, and straw from a local farmer will provide most of what we need. These same systems can be used to build a house! We will also plaster one of our unfinished cottages…

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$150

One Day Cob House

June 12 @ 7:00 pm - June 14 @ 7:00 pm
Rosewater Ranch,
30 minutes north of Reno, Nevada, Reno, CA United States

One-Day Cob House Build See video from 2014’s event here When: June 12-14, 2020 Where: Rosewater Ranch, Long Valley, 30 minutes northwest of Reno, Nevada. Cost: $150 includes meals, instruction, camping spot Instructors: Kyle Isacksen, Kathleen O’Brien and Katy Chandler Host: Nathan Rosenbloom, Loping Coyote Farms, Rosewater Ranch Registration:  PayPal (registration button on website) or checks accepted. After you register we’ll send you a follow-up email with more details. Please email Kyle if you have any questions. 40 participant limit. Checks to “Be the Change Project” 2055 McCloud Avenue,…

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$85

1-Day Natural Building Intro – Cob + Natural Plasters

June 13
Mud Dauber School of Natural Building,
8813 Lindley Mill Road, Snow Camp, NC, NC 27349 United States

$85 Early Bird Discount (Register before April 1st, 2020) $100 Regular Fee 10% discount for family + friends participating together! Join us in constructing a garden wall on our campus! This is a great beginner project that provides you with the basic knowledge of how to build a strong, long-lasting cob wall. We will mix and build with cob all morning, and then get our hands dirty with natural plasters in the afternoon! –        mixing and building with cob –       …

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July 2020
$1400

VersaTerra, a complete cob and natural building intensive

July 1 @ 5:00 pm - July 11 @ 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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