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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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$500

A Complete Introduction to Ecological Building Techniques (Cob, Wattle and Daub, Earthbags, Natural Plasters)

November 30 @ 8:00 pm - December 7 @ 7:00 am
Bahia de Santiago, Santiago Atitlan,
Bahia de Santiago, Aldea Tzanchaj, Santiago Atitlan, Solola 503 Guatemala
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About The Workshop This six-day workshop will cover considerations on picking a house site including passive solar design, building a rubble trench and natural rock and lime mortar foundation, wattle and daub wall construction, building with cob, earthbag construction, natural, earthen plasters, and ways to heat your home in a sustainable and natural way.  During the workshop, we will build a rubble trench and rock foundation for a new structure. We will also build wattle and daub walls for a communal center currently…

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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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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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