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August 2020
€2000

Advanced Cobber Certification: Complete Hybrid Cob/Straw Bale Home and Masonry Adobe Heater in Romania

August 2 - September 6
Sarai and Aurel’s Land,
Pietris, Romania

ATTENTION: THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CHANGED TO AN ADVANCED COBBER CERTIFICATION FOR 5 WEEKS AND WILL COVER FOUNDATION TO ROOF INCLUDING BALECOB AND AN ADOBE HEATER AND NEW RATE IS 2000€. OPTIONAL OVEN WORKSHOP FOLLOWS with 10% DISCOUNT FOR STUDENTS TAKING THE BUILDING WORKSHOP FIRST.     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…

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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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$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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CDN$697

Intro to Fast Cob & Natural Finishing

August 13 @ 3:30 pm - August 17 @ 11:00 am
Lasqueti Island,
1 Beautiful Bicycle Lane, Lasqueti Island, BC V0R 2J0 Canada

Last year, we introduced this Short Course and it was a great success. You’ll get a full sense of our Fast Cob technique (which allowed 1.5 people to build the 900 sq.ft. house in the photo in just 5 months!), and you’ll get to know how to finish buildings naturally, from base layer to finish layer and even whitewash. Everything we use is completely natural and everything you learn can be done anywhere on the planet. Of course, without prior…

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$85

1-Day Natural Building Intro – Cob + Natural Plasters

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

$85 Early Bird Discount (Register before July 15th, 2020) $100 Regular Fee 10% discount for family + friends participating together! Join us in constructing a garden wall on our campus! This is a great beginner project that provides you with the basic knowledge of how to build a strong, long-lasting cob wall. We will mix and build with cob all morning, and then get our hands dirty with natural plasters in the afternoon! –        mixing and building with cob –       …

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CDN$1397

The Fundamentals of Fast Cob…Everything you need to get Building…Fast!

August 29 @ 3:30 pm - September 5 @ 11:00 am
Lasqueti Island,
1 Beautiful Bicycle Lane, Lasqueti Island, BC V0R 2J0 Canada

Fast Cob is a truly revolutionary technique: it can empower anyone (a 60 year old woman with bad knees has been cobbing like mad since her full week workshop last August) to build just about anything, without exhausting yourself, going into debt or spending years on a project. Any building up to 2000 sq.ft. can be built in one season with Fast Cob, and without machines or thousands of dollars of tools! At a relaxed pace, we’ll learn and practice…

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$499

Intro to Earthen Building Workshop

August 31 - September 4
Unnamed Venue,
Keystone Heights, FL United States

Dates: August 31 – September 4, 2020 Location: Keystone Heights, Florida Come and join us in Florida for our next Introduction to Earthen Building Workshop! We will be constructing a 6 foot tall rammed earth column and applying earth plaster to the cob cottage. A perfect project for beginners and experts alike! You will get the knowledge to build earthen building projects scaling from smaller things, such as cob ovens and benches, up to large projects like homes and buildings.…

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September 2020
$250

3-Day Natural Building Immersion – [WAITLIST ONLY]

September 4 - September 6
Mud Dauber School of Natural Building,
8813 Lindley Mill Road, Snow Camp, NC, NC 27349 United States

$250 Early Bird Discount (register before August 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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from 600€

Natural Building Workshop September 7 – October 11: We are building a PermaHome guesthouse for Christoph & Mario’s permaculture project in southern Italy

September 7 - October 11
Christoph & Mario’s permaculture project,
Strada Provinciale 136, Badolato, Catanzaro 88060 Italy

Natural Building Workshop : September 7th – October 11th In this Natural Building Workshop we are building a PermaHome guesthouse for Christoph & Mario’s permaculture project in southern Italy. See this link for a full description. From September 7th to October 11th we will start another 35-Day 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 little cabin for…

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$499

Introduction to Cob Workshop

September 7 - September 11
Unnamed Venue,
Jonesborough, TN United States

Dates: September 7 – September 11, 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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$85

1-Day Natural Building Intro – Cob + Natural Plasters

September 12
Mud Dauber School of Natural Building,
8813 Lindley Mill Road, Snow Camp, NC, NC 27349 United States

$85 Early Bird Discount (Register before August 1st, 2020) $100 Regular Fee 10% discount for family + friends participating together! Join us in constructing a garden wall on our campus! This is a great beginner project that provides you with the basic knowledge of how to build a strong, long-lasting cob wall. We will mix and build with cob all morning, and then get our hands dirty with natural plasters in the afternoon! –        mixing and building with cob –       …

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$875

6-Day Natural Building Immersion

September 21 - November 26
Mud Dauber School of Natural Building,
8813 Lindley Mill Road, Snow Camp, NC, NC 27349 United States

$875 Early Bird Discount (register before August 15th, 2020) $950 Regular Fee 10% discount for family + friends participating together!   Join us in constructing a meditation cottage with natural materials! We will build cob walls using an engineered forming system, as well as strawbale and slip-straw walls. Many of the materials we use will be harvested directly from the site, in combination with other locally-sourced products. This class is designed so that you leave with the knowledge to take…

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October 2020
€2000

First Cob Bungalow on the Island of São Miguel in the Azores (Portugal)

October 11 - November 15
Quinta da Vida Beleza,
Lagoa, Azores 9560-418 Portugal

LOCATION & HOST Discover the beautiful Azores islands in the Springtime on the largest and most diverse of all the islands where Claudine, director of CruzinCobGlobal, has just bought a few acres of land near the ocean and forest to create the Quinta da Vida Boa Cob Ecovillage Retreat & Educational Center. Come and learn Cob Building while building the island’s and the Quinta’s first official Cob Bungalow with the island’s own materials of course!!! The Azorean island of São…

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December 2020
€750

1st CruzinCobGlobal Teacher Training & Workshop for CCG-certified Advanced Cobbers: São Miguel, Azores, Portugal

December 13, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - January 17, 2021 @ 2:00 pm
Quinta da Vida Boa,
Canada das Mercês, Lagoa, 9000 Portugal

LOCATION & HOST Discover the beautiful Azores islands in the Springtime on the largest and most diverse of all the islands where Claudine, director of CruzinCobGlobal and Host of the workshop/training, has just bought a few acres of land near the ocean and forest to create the Quinta da Vida Boa Cob Ecovillage Retreat & Educational Center. The Azorean island of São Miguel is a true paradise. Every time I walk, bike or drive around I am in awe of…

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May 2021
from 600€

Natural Building Workshop Spring/Summer 2021: We are building an outdoor kitchen for Lotte and Floris Wedding in central Portugal

May 24, 2021 - June 20, 2021
Lotte & Floris in Elms Valley,
Benfeita, Coimbra Portugal

In this permaskills Natural Building Workshop we are building an outdoor kitchen, an earthen oven and a rocket mass heater for Lotte and Floris’ in central Portugal. There are no skill requirements. You will learn everything you need to build an outdoor kitchen from foundation to roof. In Spring/Summer 2021 we will start another round of permaskills Natural Building Workshops near Benfeita in Coimbra district, central Portugal. These workshops will provide you plenty of opportunity to get hands-on experience in…

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