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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
$500

A Complete Introduction to Earthen Building Techniques (Cob, Earthbag, Wattle and Daub)

March 1 @ 5:00 pm - March 7 @ 7:00 am
Bahia de Santiago, Santiago Atitlan,
Bahia de Santiago, Aldea Tzanchaj, Santiago Atitlan, Solola 503 Guatemala
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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. Only during the past century have natural building methods been replaced by the construction industry which is characterized by an unsustainable sourcing of non-renewable resources, energy inefficient design, and…

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€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
$499

Introduction to Cob Workshop

April 13 - April 17
Unnamed Venue,
Keystone Heights, FL United States

Introduction to Cob Workshop – Keystone Heights, Florida   Dates: April 13 – April 17, 2020 Location: Keystone Heights, Florida Come and join us in Florida for our next Introduction to Cob Workshop! We will be constructing a cob bench and applying earth plaster to the cob cottage. A perfect project for beginners and experts alike! You will get the knowledge to build cob projects scaling from smaller things, such as cob ovens and benches, up to large projects like…

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$500

A Complete Introduction to Earthen Building Techniques (Cob, Earthbag, Wattle and Daub)

April 15 @ 4:00 pm - April 22 @ 8:00 am
Clouds of El Pital Eco-Tourism Cooperative,
El Pital Mountain, San Ignacio, Chalatenango 503 El Salvador

Come and experience a “cob community” in the cloud forests of El Salvador´s highest mountain. This workshop is being hosted by the Clouds of El Pital Eco-Tourism Cooperative. Our cooperative of five rural families from El Salvador has collectively built eight separate cob houses and cabins to host tourists in the beautiful El Trifinio Biosphere on the slopes of El Salvador´s highest mountain. The nearby cloud forest offers a beautiful site to learn about natural building techniques and sustainable living.…

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from 600€

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

April 26 - May 30
Christoph & Mario’s permaculture project,
Strada Provinciale 136, Badolato, Catanzaro 88060 Italy

Natural Building Workshop : Apr 26 – May 30 In this Natural Building Workshop we are building an earthship inspired classroom for Christoph & Mario’s permaculture project in southern Italy. See this link for a full and up to date description. From April 26th to May 30th we will start another 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

Choose a continent or an island to learn how to build a Cob Oven and Benches for a week! Our three week-long Oven and Bench workshops will take place on the Azores island of São Miguel (see description below) and Sacramento, California (right in the city) and Pietris, Romania, after the 6-week Cob Building workshop. Visit cruzincobglobal.org to see each location’s offerings. Here is a taster from the Azores and they will all be similar, with the longer ones including…

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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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$875

Advanced Rocket Mass Heater Workshop with Kirk Mobert

May 10 @ 9:00 am - May 17 @ 2:00 pm
Kita’s Place,
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States

HOST & LOCATION We will be warmly received by Yosi, Ayelet and Kita in their redwood-forested EcoVillage in Santa Cruz, California.  Students can camp on the land and possibly stay indoors…Santa Cruz is one of the most beautiful towns in California, focused on the San Lorenzo River, and with endless beaches and an active music and art culture to explore.   ADVANCED ROCKET MASS HEATER WORKSHOP This is CruzinCobGlobal’s first collaboration with another Master Instructor teaching his specialized craft in…

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$499

Introduction to Cob Workshop

May 11 - May 15
Unnamed Venue,
Jonesborough, TN United States

Dates: May 11 – May 15, 2020 Location: Jonesborough, Tennessee Sign up here: https://www.thiscobhouse.com/introduction-to-cob-workshop-jonesborough-tennessee/ Come and join us in beautiful eastern Tennessee for our next Introduction to Cob Workshop! We will be constructing a cob house. A perfect project for beginners and experts alike! You will get the knowledge to build cob projects scaling from smaller things, such as cob ovens and benches, up to large projects like homes and buildings. This workshop is a great experience to learn how…

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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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$2500

DanTara’s Retreat Studio in Shingletown, California

May 24 @ 9:00 am - June 28 @ 5:30 pm
Barb and Tara’s Land,
Shingletown, CA 96088 United States

HOST & LOCATION Our California hosts are Barbara and Tara, mother and daughter, who live in Shingletown, where they recently bought a five-acre piece of raw land, completely off-grid, near Mt Lassen National Park. They have a wonderful view of the volcano, plus a year round creek and abundant wild life including deer, turkeys, cougars, bears, bobcats, foxes, etc.   The workshop site is located in Shingletown, a small town in Lassen County, half an hour east of Redding and…

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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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