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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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July 2019

Complete cob and natural building intensive (includes building an earthen oven)

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: $1400. 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…

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