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April 2020
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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May 2020

Natural Building Four-Part Series

May 1 - May 31
Abuela Gardens,
4649 Bear Canyon Rd., Willits, CA 95490 United States

This is a 4-part series that covers practice and theory of structural systems (timber framing), insulation (straw bales) and thermal mass wall systems (cob, adobe, wattle and daub). Each intensive lasts 3 days (Friday-Sunday) in May. For maximum learning, you can stay on site for the entire month and get more practice in between workshops. This is an unusual opportunity to learn nearly all aspects of building a hybrid natural home from experienced instructors in a hands-on setting. Fee includes…

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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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Natural Building Part 4: Building with Adobe, Cob, Wattle and Daub; Thermal Properties and passive Solar Design

May 29 - May 31
Abuela Gardens,
4649 Bear Canyon Rd., Willits, CA 95490 United States

Part four in a 4-part series that covers practice and theory of structural systems (timber framing), insulation (straw bales) and thermal mass wall systems (cob, adobe, wattle and daub). This workshop covers cob mixing and building, cob trimming, sculpting and detail work, building an adobe arch, building wattle-and-daub and clay-wattle walls, thermal properties of natural materials, passive solar design, hybrid natural building design, planning and sequencing your natural building, plastering and finishing options. For maximum learning, you can stay on site…

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June 2020
$1650

Advanced Cobber Certification: Build a Sauna & Rocket Stove Heater near Mt. Lassen, California

June 10 @ 4:00 pm - June 28 @ 2:00 pm
Barb and Tara’s Land,
Shingletown, CA 96088 United States

NEW DATES, SHORTER WORKSHOP, LOWER COST!!!!, 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…

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$150

One Day Cob House

June 12 @ 7:00 pm - June 14 @ 7:00 pm
Rosewater Ranch,
30 minutes north of Reno, Nevada, Reno, CA United States

One-Day Cob House Build See video from 2014’s event here When: June 12-14, 2020 Where: Rosewater Ranch, Long Valley, 30 minutes northwest of Reno, Nevada. Cost: $150 includes meals, instruction, camping spot Instructors: Kyle Isacksen, Kathleen O’Brien and Katy Chandler Host: Nathan Rosenbloom, Loping Coyote Farms, Rosewater Ranch Registration:  PayPal (registration button on website) or checks accepted. After you register we’ll send you a follow-up email with more details. Please email Kyle if you have any questions. 40 participant limit. Checks to “Be the Change Project” 2055 McCloud Avenue,…

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$499

Introduction to Cob Workshop

June 15 - June 19
Unnamed Venue,
Keystone Heights, FL United States

Dates: June 15 – June 19, 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 homes and buildings. You will also get the opportunity…

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$499

Introduction to Cob Workshop

June 22 - June 26
Unnamed Venue,
Jonesborough, TN United States

Dates: June 22 – June 26, 2020 Location: 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 to build with cob…

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$700

Three CruzinCobGlobal Cob Oven & Bench Workshops in 2020: California, Romania & Azores

June 28 - July 5
Nico and Amanda’s Homestead,
Sacramento, CA 95816 United States

Choose a continent or an island to learn how to build a Cob Oven and Benches for a week! Our three Oven workshops will take place in Sacramento, California (right in the city) from June 28-July 5th and Pietris, Romania, after the 6-week Cob Building workshop, from Sep 13-20, and at the end of the year on the Azores island of São Miguel (see description below) following the 5-week Cob Building workshop, from November 15-20, 2020. Visit cruzincobglobal.org to see…

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July 2020
$1400

VersaTerra, a complete cob and natural building intensive

July 1 @ 5:00 pm - July 11 @ 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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$1575

Japanese Carpentry Workshop 2020

July 4 @ 9:00 am - July 10 @ 9:00 am
The Year of Mud,
2777 Hammonds Fork Road, Mount Vernon, KY 40456 United States

This year, you don’t have to travel to Japan to learn Japanese carpentry skills. That’s because two master carpenters, Kohei Yamamoto and Jon Stollenmeyer of Soma Cousha will be teaching an exclusive Japanese carpentry workshop at South Slope Farm in eastern Kentucky. We’ll go in-depth and hands-on with tool setup and usage, layout, joinery, and timber frame assembly. This is a rare opportunity to work closely with top tier professionals and build a traditional Japanese timber frame structure. You do…

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August 2020
€2400

A Young Family’s New Cob/Straw Bale Hybrid Home and Masonry Adobe Heater in Romania

August 2 - September 13
Sarai and Aurel’s Land,
Pietris, Romania

Early Bird Rate has been extended until July 2nd!!!!! Work trades available for 300€ discount!   HOST & LOCATION This will be CruzinCobGlobal’s first Romanian workshop and this is a special one because my grandparents on my mother’s side were Romanian Jews! Which explains alot, right? At least my three sons understand why we feel “different” than everybody else. The Gypsy Blood must be in that mix somewhere! Our wonderful hosts are a sweet young family that just gave birth…

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$1400

VersaTerra, a complete cob and natural building intensive

August 5 @ 5:00 pm - August 15 @ 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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$250

3-Day Natural Building Immersion

August 7 - August 9
Mud Dauber School of Natural Building,
8813 Lindley Mill Road, Snow Camp, NC, NC 27349 United States

$250 Early Bird Discount (register before July 1st, 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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$2500

Cozy Colorado Cob & BaleCob Cottage PLUS “Rocket Oven” on Southern Colorado Homestead

August 9 @ 9:00 am - September 6 @ 5:30 pm
Kenton’s Farm,
nezr Weston, Colorado, Weston, CO 81091 United States

HOST & LOCATION Our amazing and excited host for this workshop is Kenton Norris on his 40 acres near Weston, Colorado at the foothills of the Spanish Peaks looking out onto the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of southern Colorado, near the New Mexico border! You will be very spoiled by this amazing workshop location and an experienced Host ready and excited to receive students in comfort and ease.   Kenton has been developing an off grid homestead on 40 forested…

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