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May 2017

Earth and Sun Sustainable Builders An Earth Bag Building Workshop

May 30 - September 29
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

Intro To Natural Building Summer Series

June 16 @ 9:00 am - August 28 @ 3:00 pm
Ashe Street Community Garden & Education Center,
1300 Ashe St, Greensboro, NC 27406 United States

Join Earth Feathur and the Collective for a day off grid in nature. Learn the basics of beginning a natural building project with clay straw sand and water. Mix natural indgredients with hands and feet. Play in the mud. Make a small pot or cob ball to take home. A Plant Based Lunch is included. All participants are expected to get messy. So wear something you don’t mind getting messy. Bring a water bottle. All ages are welcome. Youth admission $10…

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Earthbag Building Workshop in Taos New Mexico by Earth and Sun Sustainable Builders

June 26 - October 27
PO Box 153, Taos County, NM 87513 United States

CO-CREATE A SUSTAINABLE EARTHBAG HOME JUNE 26 – OCT. 27, 2017 TAOS, NEW MEXICO Join for a week to four months. Earthbag building is an environmentally friendly and affordable building method suitable to most climates and geographies. Building blocks are made with soil collected on the building site and contained in polypropylene woven bags. In certain circumstances the bags are filled with other materials such as gravel, pumice, or sand. The bags can also be made of natural fibers such…

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August 2017

Natural Building, Ecological Design, and Mayan Tz´utujil Culture

August 19 @ 11:00 am - August 26 @ 7:00 am
Bahia de Santiago, Santiago Atitlan,
Bahia de Santiago, Aldea Tzanchaj, Santiago Atitlan, Solola 503 Guatemala

An Introduction to Ecological Building Techniques With focus on wattle and daub, earth bags, cob, and natural plasters August 19-26, 2017 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 century have natural building…

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All the Basics: Fast Cob! from the Ground Up

August 19 @ 3:30 pm - August 26 @ 11:00 am
Lasqueti Island,
1 Beautiful Bicycle Lane, Lasqueti Island, BC V0R 2J0 Canada

At a relaxed pace, we’ll learn and practice mixing and building with Fast Cob!  As the week progresses, you’ll gain the skills and inspiration to build your own structures.  In between hands-on Fast Cob! sessions, we’ll look at foundations, electrical, plumbing, upper floors, roofs, and general design.  Everything you need to go off and start building on your own! Every workshop day, we start with a  meditative building session, followed by a hot, hearty breakfast.  Two longer hands-on learning sessions…

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September 2017

From the Ground Up with COB ~ Labor Day

September 1 - September 5
Disputanta Cob,
Central KY, Berea, KY United States

~ Natural Stone Foundation ~ Building Cob Walls ~ Sculptural ~ Artistic Cob ~ Natural & Lime Plasters ~ Earthen (Adobe) Floor Registration Includes: ~ 5 Day Workshop ~ On-site Camping ~ Three Meals a Day Normally $479… Last Minute Special $379! Couples Last Minute Only $649! Register by August 25th and save. See website for more discounts: http://www.DisputantaCob.com Natural Stone Foundation – Site Selection, Site Prep, & Establish Drainage – Choose Materials & Build a Rubble Trench – Prep Stones, Slake…

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Cob Oven, Benches & Core Rocket Stove Workshop

September 1 @ 9:00 am - September 4 @ 5:00 pm
Santa Cruz Homestead,
Ocean Street Extension, Santa Cruz, CA., CA 95060 United States

Join us to learn how about COB and how to build an oven, benches around the oven for an outdoor cooking/ entertainment area and a mobile 5 gallon mini rocket stove for minimal and efficient fuel use! We will be in Santa Cruz near the downtown area on Labor Day weekend so you can hit the beach afterwards or go surfing!

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Natural Building Workshop

September 15 @ 8:00 am - September 21 @ 4:00 pm
Heart Song Sanctuary,
658 Co. Rt. 6, High Falls, NY 12440 United States

Natural Building Workshop September 15-21, 2017 High Falls, NY Workshop Information The Workshop: Our days will be spent engaged in hands-on building and learning with natural materials. Our project is the completion of a straw bale and earth cottage. We will focus on building and finishing cob walls with earth and lime plasters. We will also work with round-wood carpentry, earth floors. Expect a rich week of natural and community building with the group. We’ll work, learn, eat,and relax with…

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Learning to Live Off-the-Grid with Fast Cob!

September 16 @ 3:30 pm - September 23 @ 11:00 am
Lasqueti Island,
1 Beautiful Bicycle Lane, Lasqueti Island, BC V0R 2J0 Canada

Fast Cob! will give you the tools to create shelter, but we’ll also look at many ways to collect rainwater, use greywater, create a garden site and forage wild foods.  All systems we will look at are created and maintained without fossil fuels, using only human, solar, and micro-hydro power. Every workshop day, we start with a  meditative building session, followed by a hot, hearty breakfast.  Two longer hands-on learning sessions sandwich a hot vegetarian lunch.  Two snack breaks make…

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Introduction to Cob Workshop

September 25 - September 29
Unnamed Venue,
Keystone Heights, FL United States

Dates: September 25 – September 29, 2017 Location: Keystone Heights, Florida   Come and join us in Florida 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 be constructing cob walls…

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October 2017

28-day Complete Cob (Foundations, Walls, Floor & Roof) Guest House in Taylor, Texas (near Austin)

October 8 @ 2:00 pm - November 5 @ 10:00 am
Jess’ Farm,
651 CR 445, Taylor, TX 76574 United States
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Project & Location Make sure you attend this full cob building workshop, the only one we are teaching this year!  In the ideal Texan building season we will come together for one month (weekends will be free) to learn how to build a cob structure from foundation to roof, in lectures and hands-on work.   We will also enjoy extra activities like yoga, chi gong, massage and local outings led by our hostess Jessica and her Austin-based Green Community.  As usual…

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