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May 2017
€945

A Cob Bungalow at “Kasa da Igreja Eco-Lodge” on the gorgeous island of Santo Antão in Cape Verde

May 13 - May 28
Kasa d’Igreja EcoLodge,
Chã da Igreja, Santo Antão, Cape Verde

Location & Project Parisian-born Mimi Bouligaud created the Kasa d’Igreja Eco-Lodge close to the edge of the cliffs of the lush, green, and wild island of Santo Antão, the largest and most primitive of the Cabo Verde island chain.  Cabo Verde is an Afro-Portuguese country consisting of 10 diverse islands located 400 km off the coast of Senegal in the Atlantic Ocean.  The official language is Portuguese with Kriol (a broken Portuguese) as the dominant cultural language.  Each island is…

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720-850

8-Day Cob and Straw Immersion

May 20 - May 27
Mud Dauber School of Natural Building,
8813 Lindley Mill Road, Snow Camp, NC, NC 27349 United States

Earliest Bird: $720 (90 days advance payment) Early Bird: $785 (30 days advance payment) Regular Rate: $850 Additional Discount: 10% for family and friends participating together This workshop is intended for those who want to build something substantial, even a home! We will be covering all aspects of natural building, from foundation to roof. Our workshops emphasize hands-on learning. Most of our day is spent on site (typically 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM, with a leisurely lunch break), working with…

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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
€975

Building a Wood-fired Cob Sauna in the Azores on the Magical Island of São Miguel

June 3 @ 9:00 am - June 18 @ 10:00 am
Sanguinho EcoCenter,
Sanguinho, Faial da Terra, Azores Portugal
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Location & Project The west end of São Miguel I visited São Miguel for the first time last Fall and fell in love immediately with this green, lush island with a perfect climate and water temperature, warmed by the Gulf Stream current. Mosteiros Natural Pools São Miguel is a UN Biosphere Reserve and the government has very strict environmental protection regulations to preserve the overwhelming natural beauty you will discover here. These are ancient volcanic islands very similar to the…

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$725

Natural Building Apprentice Series

June 3 @ 12:00 pm - June 17 @ 5:00 pm
Ashe Street Community Garden & Education Center,
1300 Ashe St, Greensboro, NC 27406 United States
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Learn How To Build A Small Structure From Natural Materials Our Education Center is commited to providing real life and hands on experience. Your journey during this course will give you experience with working with clay, straw, sand, and water to make structures. We dive into the components of the materials and how to mold and shape them. Our class will visit a number of sites where natural homes are completed and functioning. Book Work and Presentation will take place…

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150-200

Intro to Natural Building Weekend

June 17 - June 18
Mud Dauber School of Natural Building,
8813 Lindley Mill Road, Snow Camp, NC, NC 27349 United States

$150 (90 days advance payment) $175 (30 days advance payment) $200 (regular rate) Additional Discount: 10% for family and friends participating together This workshop is a good way to introduce yourself to the concepts and feel of natural materials. Weekend workshops will overlap with our 8-day immersion courses. You will join the immersion students for the opening weekend, in which we will focus on one day of cob, and one of strawbale. Just like our intensives, this workshop will be…

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720-850

8-Day Cob and Straw Immersion

June 17 - June 24
Mud Dauber School of Natural Building,
8813 Lindley Mill Road, Snow Camp, NC, NC 27349 United States

Earliest Bird: $720 (90 days advance payment) Early Bird: $785 (30 days advance payment) Regular Rate: $850 Additional Discount: 10% for family and friends participating together This workshop is intended for those who want to build something substantial, even a home! We will be covering all aspects of natural building, from foundation to roof. Our workshops emphasize hands-on learning. Most of our day is spent on site (typically 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM, with a leisurely lunch break), working with…

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July 2017
$1000

Cobworks Saltspring Island July workshop

July 3 - July 13

Cobworks is heading back to the Gulf Islands this summer! Patrick Hennebery will lead a 10 day cob workshop on Salt Spring Island from July 3rd to 14th. The course will take place at The Paradise Within, a sustainably-minded farm near Fulford Harbour. Please join us for some fun in the mud as we learn the skills and cover theory topics to answer all of your questions about earthen building. Our project this year will be the construction of a…

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$748

COB, BaleCob, Light Straw Clay Extravaganza!

July 7 @ 6:00 pm - July 16 @ 1:00 pm
Cob Cottage Company and SustainableU,
89001 Hwy 42S, Bandon, OR 97411 United States

(Save 15% by booking in May $748, normal price $880 includes all meals and camping.) Join us at our neighborhood location in beautiful Bandon by the Sea for the most comprehensive cob course available in North America where we will teach a 9 day intensive.  We will also including an extensive tour at our Cob Cottage complex in Coquille.This course will not only cover Cob and balecob, but we will also experience an array of various natural building wall systems including light…

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150-200

Building a Cob Oven

July 8 - July 9
Mud Dauber School of Natural Building,
8813 Lindley Mill Road, Snow Camp, NC, NC 27349 United States

Earliest Bird: $150 (90 days advance payment) Early Bird: $175 (30 days advance payment) Regular Rate: $200 Additional 10% discount for family or friends participating together!   Over the weekend, join us to build a completed cob oven. Earthen ovens are used to cook pizza, bread, meat, cookies, granola, roasted veggies, baked beans etc… anything that you could put in a conventional oven. And the flavor from the wood heat is incredible!   On Saturday, we will begin by finishing…

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$399

Introduction to Cob Workshop

July 10 - July 14
Unnamed Venue,
Keystone Heights, FL United States

Dates: July 10 – July 14, 2017 Location: Keystone Heights, Florida   Come and join us down in sunny Florida this summer 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…

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€950

Building a Cob Outdoor Kitchen & Oven in southern Portugal

July 23 @ 10:00 am - August 6 @ 10:00 am
Quinta do Rabo de Palha,
Castro Verde, Portugal
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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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$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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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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