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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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July 2018
$2000

Southern Colorado Complete Cob Workshop near Trinidad

July 1 @ 8:00 pm - July 29 @ 8:00 pm
Jen’s Homestead,
Boncarbo, Boncarbo, CO 81091 United States
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Project & Location The Colorado Complete Cob Workshop will be held on 40 acres of scrub pine, rocky terrain wilderness in Boncarbo (Las Animas County) near Trinidad, Colorado in the southeastern part of the state near the New Mexico border.  It is part of the Sangre de Cristo mountain range and has an altitude of 7,500 feet creating a wonderful summer climate perfect for building a cob project.  The land belonged to Jen’s parents and here she will be starting…

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$900

Beginner-Friendly Timber Frame Workshop

July 14 - July 20
The Year of Mud,
2777 Hammonds Fork Road, Mount Vernon, KY 40456 United States

Timber Frame Workshop 2018 @ South Slope Farm, Berea, Kentucky Ever wonder what it’s like to build a timber frame 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 mountains outside Berea, Kentucky. In this beginner-friendly workshop, students will use timeless techniques and traditional hand tools to lay out, join, and raise a beautiful timber frame structure. Learn valuable new carpentry skills on a beautiful mountain…

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$997

Learn to Build with Fast Cob!

July 14 @ 3:30 pm - July 21 @ 11:00 pm
Lasqueti Island,
1 Beautiful Bicycle Lane, Lasqueti Island, BC V0R 2J0 Canada

Fast Cob! is a Revolution in Building All of our Natural Building Workshops are led and facilitated by the builder of a 900 sq.ft. split level Cob Home.  This home was built in 5 months during 2016.  About 80% of it was built by one person – your workshop instructor – on his own.  He had help putting up the floor and roofing beams as well as the giant windows and skylights, but 90% of the cobbing was done alone. …

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$1250

Complete Cob and Natural Building

July 18 @ 3:00 pm - July 28 @ 3:00 pm
House Alive,
7540 Griffin Lane, Jacksonville, OR 97530 United States

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 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 easier and  easier…

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$745

Complete Introduction to Natural Building

July 21 @ 10:00 am - July 28 @ 10:00 am
Bahia de Santiago, Santiago Atitlan,
Bahia de Santiago, Aldea Tzanchaj, Santiago Atitlan, Solola 503 Guatemala

An Introduction to Ecological and Natural Building Techniques Including Rubble Trench and Rock Foundation, Wattle and Daub, Earth Bags, Cob, Natural Plasters, and Rocket Mass Heaters! July 21st to the 28th, 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…

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$399

Introduction to Cob Workshop

July 30 - August 3
Unnamed Venue,
Keystone Heights, FL United States

Dates: July 30 – August 3, 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 on…

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August 2018
$1250

Complete Cob and Natural Building

August 1 @ 3:00 pm - August 11 @ 3:00 pm
House Alive,
7540 Griffin Lane, Jacksonville, OR 97530 United States

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 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 easier and  easier…

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$997

Learn to Build with Fast Cob!

August 25 @ 3:30 pm - September 1 @ 11:00 pm
Lasqueti Island,
1 Beautiful Bicycle Lane, Lasqueti Island, BC V0R 2J0 Canada

Fast Cob! is a Revolution in Building All of our Natural Building Workshops are led and facilitated by the builder of a 900 sq.ft. split level Cob Home.  This home was built in 5 months during 2016.  About 80% of it was built by one person – your workshop instructor – on his own.  He had help putting up the floor and roofing beams as well as the giant windows and skylights, but 90% of the cobbing was done alone. …

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September 2018
$269

From the Ground Up with COB ~ Labor Day

September 1 @ 8:00 am - September 5 @ 5:00 pm
Disputanta Cob,
Central KY, Berea, KY United States

From Foundation to Floor ~ Natural Stone Foundation ~ Building Cob Walls ~ Setting Window & Doors ~ Natural & Lime Plasters ~ Earthen (Adobe) Floor​ 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 five day workshop with us. Normally $329… Early Bird Special! Register by August 1st! $269 – Single Early Bird $469 – Couples Early Bird​ Natural Stone Foundation – Site Selection, Site…

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$1800

Wild Woman Complete Cob Workshop & Retreat on the Island of Faial, Azores, Portugal

September 2 @ 9:00 am - September 30 @ 5:00 pm

The first annual 28-Day Wild Woman Cob Workshop & Retreat will be an integration of a Complete Cob Training from Foundation to Roof with 2 or more daily hours of Yoga, Song, Music, Ritual and other Communal Wild Woman activities both planned and spontaneous!  Together we will learn all the elements of  building a beautiful Cob Sanctuary to house guests, friends, and volunteers on Kim Howard and Michaela Eisele’s beautiful homestead which they call “Ninovan” (meaning: our home) where they, their…

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$997

Building a Life Off-Grid with Fast Cob!

September 15 @ 3:30 pm - September 22 @ 11:00 pm
Lasqueti Island,
1 Beautiful Bicycle Lane, Lasqueti Island, BC V0R 2J0 Canada

Fast Cob! is a Revolution in Building All of our Natural Building Workshops are led and facilitated by the builder of a 900 sq.ft. split level Cob Home.  This home was built in 5 months during 2016.  About 80% of it was built by one person – your workshop instructor – on his own.  He had help putting up the floor and roofing beams as well as the giant windows and skylights, but 90% of the cobbing was done alone. …

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$550

Natural Building Essentials with The Year of Mud

September 16 - September 20
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? 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 spend a day touring several unique natural homes in the local community. If you’ve been inspired by natural building and you need a jump…

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$770

7-Day Cob + Straw Immersion

September 23 - September 29
Mud Dauber School of Natural Building,
8813 Lindley Mill Road, Snow Camp, NC, NC 27349 United States

Earliest Bird: $770 (payment by July 1st) Early Bird: $860 (payment by August 23rd) Regular Rate: $950 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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October 2018
€450

Cob Oven, Benches & Sourdough Bread-Baking Lab in Pineto, Italy

October 7 @ 9:00 am - October 14 @ 5:00 pm
Agricamping Cilli,
Pineto, Italy

CruzinCobGlobal teachers Krystal Alexander and Beatriz Muñoz will collaborate in teaching this one-week Course on the beautiful Adriatic coast of Italy on an organic farm, Agricamping Cilli! Come learn how to make an oven and other cob structures for an outdoor eating and entertaining area for the farm and their guests!  Camping or staying in beautiful comfortable trailers and campers onsite and eating healthy,organic vegetarian meals prepared by Italian cooks of course! On Saturday Claudio, the bread expert, will teach…

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