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May 2017

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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March 2018
$745

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

March 10 @ 10:35 pm - March 17 @ 10:35 pm
Bahia de Santiago, Santiago Atitlan,
Bahia de Santiago, Aldea Tzanchaj, Santiago Atitlan, Solola 503 Guatemala

An Introduction to Ecological Building Techniques Including Rubble Trench and Rock Foundation, Wattle and Daub, Earth Bags, Cob, Natural Plasters, and Rocket Mass Heaters! March 10th — March 17th, 2018 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.…

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$2000

Building a Communal Kitchen in the PapraYbá Ecovillage in Serra Grande, Bahia, Brazil

March 18 @ 4:00 pm - April 14 @ 12:00 pm
Paparaybá Ecovillage,
Serra Grande, Brazil

Students in the 28-day Brazil Complete Cob Workshop will learn all aspects of building a Cob structure from Foundation to Roof with daily lectures and hands-on practice. We will build the 15 to 20m2 (depending on number of students) communal kitchen for the brand new PaparaYbá Ecovillage, an intentional community located in the southern part of the State of Bahía, between the forest and the ocean, 5 km west of the closest town, Serra Grande, in the municipality of Uruçúca.…

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April 2018
$350

Hands-On Foundations

April 5 - June 8
Mud Dauber School of Natural Building,
8813 Lindley Mill Road, Snow Camp, NC, NC 27349 United States

Earliest Bird: $350 (60 days advance payment) Early Bird: $400 (30 days advance payment) Regular Rate: $450 Additional Discount: 10% for family and friends participating together The foundation is arguably the most important part of a structure, as it determines how that structure interfaces with the earth (it’s also very difficult to change a foundation later, after a building sits on top of it!). There are many different types of foundations, and we want to focus on some systems that are simple,…

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$800

7-Day Cob + Straw Immersion

April 22 - April 28
Mud Dauber School of Natural Building,
8813 Lindley Mill Road, Snow Camp, NC, NC 27349 United States

Earliest Bird: $800 (90 days advance payment) Early Bird: $900 (30 days advance payment) Regular Rate: $1,000 Additional Discount: 10% for family and friends participating together You will leave this course ready to take on your own project. We will cover all of the aspects of natural construction with both hands-on learning and discussion, from foundation through roof. Our two spring 2018 immersion classes will focus on creating a kitchen building for our campus, so that it’s ready for our…

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$599

Introduction to Cob Workshop

April 23 - April 27
Unnamed Venue,
Keystone Heights, FL United States

Dates: April 23 – April 27, 2018 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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May 2018
$550

Natural Building Essentials with The Year of Mud

May 20 @ 7:00 pm - May 24 @ 7:00 pm
The Year of Mud,
2777 Hammonds Fork Road, Mount Vernon, KY 40456 United States

Have you been wanting to get your hands in the mud for some much needed natural building experience? Are you ready to take the leap into the world of clay and straw? Do you have burning questions that you would love to have answered? In this course, you’ll get hands-on experience stomping and sculpting cob, building light clay straw walls, and mixing and applying various natural plasters. In addition, we’ll tour several unique natural homes in the local community. If you’ve…

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$599

Introduction to Cob Workshop

May 28 - June 1
Unnamed Venue,
Keystone Heights, FL United States

Dates: May 28 – June 1, 2018 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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$350

Natural Plasters + Paints

May 31 - June 3
Mud Dauber School of Natural Building,
8813 Lindley Mill Road, Snow Camp, NC, NC 27349 United States

Earliest Bird: $350 (90 days advance payment) Early Bird: $400 (30 days advance payment) Regular Rate: $450 Additional Discount: 10% for family and friends participating together Plastering + painting is often the final touch of any natural building project, and it’s like putting the icing on the cake. It’s one of the greatest transformations, seeing a space go from looking like a work site to looking finished and beautiful. We aim to provide a solid understanding of the basics of…

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June 2018
$170

2-Day Cob + Straw Intro

June 9 - June 10
Mud Dauber School of Natural Building,
8813 Lindley Mill Road, Snow Camp, NC, NC 27349 United States

Earliest Bird: $170 (90 days advance payment) Early Bird: $210 (30 days advance payment) Regular Rate: $250 Additional Discount: 10% for family and friends participating together This will be a full weekend of natural building: mostly hands-on work, coupled with a photo presentation and discussion. We are beginning a very ambitious garden wall project at our campus, and each weekend workshop group will complete another section of wall! You will learn about: mixing and applying cob trimming and shaping cob…

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$399

Introduction to Cob Workshop

June 11 - June 14
Unnamed Venue,
Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

Dates: June 11th – June 14th, 2018 Location: Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica   Come and join us in beautiful Costa Rica for our Introduction to Cob Workshop! We will be constructing a small cob cottage. 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 building techniques. You will get a solid foundation in cob building fundamentals.…

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$479

From the Ground Up with COB

June 11 @ 8:00 am - June 16 @ 5:00 pm
Disputanta Cob,
Central KY, Berea, KY United States

~ Natural Stone Foundation, Building Cob Walls, Sculptural ~ Artistic Cob, Natural & Lime Plasters, Tadelakt Plaster (Waterproof), Earthen (Adobe) Floor, Roofing a Cob Building. As much as is reasonably possible.. We  try to prepare you to go home and be able to build your own home out of cob after attending a six day workshop with us. Natural Stone Foundation – Site Selection, Site Prep, & Establish Drainage – Choose Materials & Build a Rubble Trench – Prep Stones, Slake Lime, & Make Lime Mortar – Build…

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750-850

Complete Cob and Straw Bale Workshop – 9 Days

June 15 @ 6:00 pm - June 24 @ 2:00 pm
Blue Mountain Sanctuary,
Cottage Grove, OR 97424 United States

We will be building together a 200 sq feet structure with cob and straw bale. In this workshop, you will learn how to build with your own hands and feet, as well as the fundamentals of natural building. This will include foundation, raising the walls, windows, sculpting, and roof. The workshop will be held in an intentional community outside of Cottage Grove, Oregon, and it includes camping, and 3 organic meals a day. We are located on a 40-acre parcel…

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$450

Modern Sacred Women Healing & Building Series

June 22 @ 7:00 am - June 24 @ 2:00 pm
Volunteer In Your Community Inc,
805 Stoney Hill Circle, Greensboro, 27406 United States

Modern Sacred Woman Natural Building & Healing Series Natural Building & REIKI LEVEL 2 SESSION 1- JUNE 22-JUNE 24, 2018 SESSION 2- JUNE 29-JULY 1, 2018 SESSION 3- JULY 20- JULY 22, 2018 Led By Tinece Payne (Earth Feathur) founder of Healing Springs Farmacy- Holistic Practitioner, Yogi, Reiki Master Teacher, Permaculture Designer, Natural Living Consultant COURSE COVERS/INCLUDES: ANCIENT EARTHEN BUILDING, LEVEL 1 & 2 REIKI DEGREE , MINDFULNESS, MEDITATION, ESSENTIAL OILS 101, EXPLORING THE 7 CHAKRAS, OVERNIGHT SHARED ACCOMODATIONS, PLANT…

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880*

Complete Cob at Good Earth Organic Farm and Stables

June 29 @ 6:00 pm - July 8 @ 1:00 pm
Good Earth Organic Farm and Stables,
Eugene, OR United States

Another amazing 9 intensive days, we’ll cover in depth all aspects of cob and the many techniques of building with cob including arches, details, shelving, furniture and earthen floors.  In this expanded vision of our most popular program ever, we’ll take the ground from under your feet and turn in into a versatile medium to sculpt a whole house.  You will learn construction of walls, installation of doors and windows and we will discuss roofing, foundations, siting, design and artistic…

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