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April 2017

Sustainable Living Apprenticeships in Costa Rica!

April 22, 2017 @ 10:00 pm - January 1, 2018 @ 10:00 pm
Earth Ayni,
1111 Ridge Road, Dominical, Puntarenas Costa Rica

The Sustainable Living Apprenticeship Program is geared toward those who want to immerse themselves into learning sustainable living techniques. Our rigorous curriculum offers you the hands-on experience to build your own home, start a business building for others, or kick-start a teaching career in the green industry. We offer a range of earth building techniques which utilize local, recycled, and low cost materials. Our goal is to give you the skills and guide you on the path toward self-sufficiency. Our…

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May 2017
$800

2017 Apprenticeship in Natural Building

May 1 - October 31
Natural Living School,
18956 Columbia Rd , Nevada City , CA 95959 United States

The Natural Living School May 1st – October 31st.  $800  Month The Natural Living School is looking for highly motivated students interested in making natural building a career.  Students get hands on experience as well as class time.  Participants will learn how to build a natural structure to code. For more information on our programs visit our website or give us a call. www.naturallivingschool.com Pablo: 530-277-8127  

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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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6-MONTH RESIDENTIAL INTERNSHIP

May 15 @ 11:00 am - December 15 @ 11:00 am
Ashevillage,
80 Buchanan Ave., Asheville, NC 28801 United States

[6-MONTH RESIDENTIAL INTERNSHIP] Asheville, NC. 3 positions available >> Live, learn & grow with us at a beautiful Eco-Urban Homestead & Goddess Sanctuary. You will gain experience in the full spectrum of what we do: hands-on gardening, homesteading, site maintenance, seasonal tasks & house care. Camping, garden goodies & classes are provided. Some previous experience is necessary. For details & application, visit www.ashevillage.org/residential-internship

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Earth and Sun Sustainable Builders An Earth Bag Building Workshop

May 30 - September 29
Taos,
Taos NM United States

Earth and Sun Sustainable Builders An Earth Bag Building Workshop Taos, New Mexico May 30 – September 29, 2017 earthandsunsustainablebuilders.com Learn sustainable building practices while participating in a hands-on earth bag building project. Co-create with a conscious community. We’ll build an affordable, off-grid home within the local building codes. Be guided from thought form through finished building — literally from the ground up with earth bag walls, conventional metal roof, solar electric, and passive solar. Women and men with varied…

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June 2017
10-35

Intro To Natural Building Summer Series

June 16 @ 9:00 am - August 28 @ 3:00 pm
Ashe Street Community Garden & Education Center,
1300 Ashe St, Greensboro, NC 27406 United States

Join Earth Feathur and the Collective for a day off grid in nature. Learn the basics of beginning a natural building project with clay straw sand and water. Mix natural indgredients with hands and feet. Play in the mud. Make a small pot or cob ball to take home. A Plant Based Lunch is included. All participants are expected to get messy. So wear something you don’t mind getting messy. Bring a water bottle. All ages are welcome. Youth admission $10…

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Earthbag Building Workshop in Taos New Mexico by Earth and Sun Sustainable Builders

June 26 - October 27
Miracolo,
PO Box 153, Taos County, NM 87513 United States

CO-CREATE A SUSTAINABLE EARTHBAG HOME JUNE 26 – OCT. 27, 2017 TAOS, NEW MEXICO Join for a week to four months. Earthbag building is an environmentally friendly and affordable building method suitable to most climates and geographies. Building blocks are made with soil collected on the building site and contained in polypropylene woven bags. In certain circumstances the bags are filled with other materials such as gravel, pumice, or sand. The bags can also be made of natural fibers such…

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July 2017
$6,800

Natural Building Apprenticeship Program

July 3 @ 3:00 pm - September 24 @ 3:00 pm
Sundog School of Natural Building,
36206 Old Stage Rd., Anchor Bay, CA 95445 United States

The Natural Builder’s Apprenticeship Program is advanced training in natural building; it has been designed as an introduction for people who want to make their livelihood from natural building, as builders, instructors and/or what have you. Apprentices will experience an intensive building curriculum during their time with us. We teach a wide selection of powerful natural building techniques, stepping through the building process, from design to finish. Part of Sundog’s philosophy in building is continually asking how to maximize smart…

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$880

9-Day Complete Cob Workshop

July 28 @ 4:00 pm - August 6 @ 4:00 pm
Sundog School of Natural Building,
36206 Old Stage Rd., Anchor Bay, CA 95445 United States
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The Sundog 9-day workshop is designed to teach ordinary people the skills to build their own cob cottages, from the foundation to the roof. Our projects are small, mostly under 200 square feet, geared towards attaining a high level of completion in a short amount of time. We’ll take you through an intensive, step by step, instructional course on how to: site/design, excavate, build a foundation, build the walls, AND get the roof assembled on a small cob cottage.

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€400

Building a Cob Outdoor Kitchen & Oven in southern Portugal

July 30 @ 5:00 pm - August 6 @ 2:00 pm
Quinta do Rabo de Palha,
Castro Verde, Portugal

Location & Project Quinta do Rabo de Palha is a 7-hectare parcel just outside of the city of Castro Verde, in the Lower Alentejo region of southern Portugal. This region is traditionally known for raising free-ranging cattle, sheep and goats and growing grain for feed. The plains in this part of the Alentejo are extensive and far-ranging. Several protected bird species like the buzzard (otis tarda) and the “peneireiro das torres” live here. Birdwatchers love to frequent this area. Susana…

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August 2017
$1200

Complete cob and natural building intensive

August 9 @ 5:00 pm - August 19 @ 2:00 pm
House Alive,
7540 Griffin Lane, Jacksonville, OR 97530 United States

Jacksonville, Oregon Fee: $1200. Early bird registration (before 2/1/2017): $1100. Bring a friend: Each get 10% off the workshop fee. Included in the fee: Instructions camping spot 3 vegetarian meals, Coffee, tea, water Our book “House of Earth” Versaterra Certificate Transportation from Medford airport or bus station. Ukulele lessons (optional) Instructor: Conrad Rogue. Overview This is the most comprehensive workshop you can find. Decades of teaching on 4 different continents has helped us design this rich learning experience,  giving students…

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$750

Timber Frame Workshops 2017

August 12 @ 7:00 am - August 19 @ 7:00 am
The Year of Mud,
2777 Hammonds Fork Road, Mount Vernon, KY 40456 United States

Ever wonder what it’s like to build a timber frame structure from the ground up? Join The Year of Mud this summer for a 7 day Timber Frame Workshop at South Slope Farm, our homestead in the beautiful Appalachian foothills outside Berea, Kentucky. Using timeless techniques and traditional hand tools, students will learn how to lay out, join, and raise a beautiful timber frame structure. Learn valuable new carpentry skills working as a team in a gorgeous mountain setting, and discover what…

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$750

Ecological and Natural Building

August 16 - August 20
Earthaven Ecovillage,
7 Consensus Cir., Black Mountain , NC 28711 United States

Learn about the most common natural materials and techniques for designing an ecologically sound building. Experience natural building techniques such as cob, earthen plasters and paints with your own hands. Tour natural buildings that were built using a variety of techniques to get first hand experience of what is possible from foundations, roofs and wall systems to site selection and passive solar design. This introductory course to natural building will provide you with a foundation to build upon, empowering you…

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$750

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

August 19 @ 11:00 am - August 26 @ 7:00 am
Bahia de Santiago, Santiago Atitlan,
Bahia de Santiago, Aldea Tzanchaj, Santiago Atitlan, Solola 503 Guatemala

An Introduction to Ecological Building Techniques With focus on wattle and daub, earth bags, cob, and natural plasters August 19-26, 2017 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…

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$ CDN997

All the Basics: Fast Cob! from the Ground Up

August 19 @ 3:30 pm - August 26 @ 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 and inspiration to build your own structures.  In between hands-on Fast Cob! sessions, we’ll look at foundations, electrical, plumbing, upper floors, roofs, and general design.  Everything you need to go off and start building on your own! Every workshop day, we start with a  meditative building session, followed by a hot, hearty breakfast.  Two longer hands-on learning sessions…

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