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May 2017


May 15, 2017 @ 11:00 am - May 15, 2019 @ 11:00 am
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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November 2018

An Introduction to Ecological and Natural Building Techniques

November 25 @ 9:30 am - December 2 @ 9:30 am
Bahia de Santiago, Santiago Atitlan,
Bahia de Santiago, Aldea Tzanchaj, Santiago Atitlan, Solola 503 Guatemala
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Including Rubble Trench and Rock Foundation, Wattle and Daub, Earth Bags, Cob, Natural Plasters, and Rocket Mass Heaters! November 25th to December 2nd, 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. Only during the past…

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February 2019

A Cob Refuge in the Mountains of Chile

February 10, 2019 - March 24, 2019
La Jungla,
Chillán, Chillán Chile

PROJECT & HOST We will build a 15-20m2 refuge on this beautiful expanse of wilderness for shelter, comfort and solitude away from the cities and people and close to Nature and Wildlife.  The land called “La Jungla”  is in the hands of our host brothers Nicolas (24), Lucas (26) and Matias (31) Pimentel and their father, Mario. The refuge will be the only structure in this area.  The only other next small building is located a 30-minute walk westwards.  The…

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April 2019

Cob + Straw Immersion

April 28, 2019 - May 4, 2019
Mud Dauber School of Natural Building,
8813 Lindley Mill Road, Snow Camp, NC, NC 27349 United States

Earliest Bird (register before January 28th): $800 Early Bird (register before March 28th): $875 Regular Rate: $950 *additional 10% discount for family and friends participating together Join us as we add onto one of our strawbales cottages in the woods! We will be extending the footprint of the building with a strawbale-insulated bedroom, as well as a slip-straw insulated bathroom. Earthen and lime plastering work can be done on both of those wall systems during the week. We will additionally…

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Intro to Cob + Strawbale

April 28, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mud Dauber School of Natural Building,
8813 Lindley Mill Road, Snow Camp, NC, NC 27349 United States

Earliest Bird (register before January 28th): $70 Early Bird (register before March 28th): $85 Regular Fee: $100 In this one-day introduction, we will be mixing and building with cob, as well as discussing straw-based building techniques. Look forward to morning and afternoon hands-on work, with a discussion/presentation after lunch. The day will conclude with a pizza dinner, using our cob oven! We will cover the basics: mixing and applying cob mixing and applying natural clay-based plasters strawbale vs. cob concepts…

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July 2019

Complete cob and natural building intensive (includes building an earthen oven and a wood-fired hot tub)

July 3, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - July 13, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
House Alive,
7540 Griffin Lane, Jacksonville, OR 97530 United States

(The workshop start with dinner on the first day and end with lunch on the last day) ​Fee: $1275 Maximum class size: 16 students ​     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. Instructor Conrad Rogue and Kyle Chandler-Isacksen ​Overview 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…

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