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April 2017
$399

Introduction to Cob Workshop

April 24 - April 28
Unnamed Venue,
Keystone Heights, FL 32656 United States

Dates: April 24 – April 28, 2017 Location: Keystone Heights, Florida Come and join us down in sunny Florida this spring for our Introduction to Cob Workshop! We will be constructing a small cob shed. 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…

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Building with Earth & Straw Part 2: Earth Floors & Plasters

April 28 @ 10:15 pm - April 30 @ 10:15 pm
Spreadwing Farm,
2563 Rumsey Canyon Rd., Rumsey, CA 95679 United States

Part two in a 3-part series of hands-on workshops designed to introduce many of the skills, techniques and concepts necessary to build your beautiful, energy-efficient natural home. In this workshop we will learn how to correctly install a beautiful, durable poured adobe floor, as well as how to prepare different wall types for natural plasters and mix and apply earthen plasters. Earthen floors and plasters are a great way to add temperature-stabilizing thermal mass to make any home more efficient to…

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May 2017

Building with Earth & Straw Part 3: Natural Finishes

May 5 - May 7
Spreadwing Farm,
2563 Rumsey Canyon Rd., Rumsey, CA 95679 United States

Part three in a 3-part series of hands-on workshops designed to introduce many of the skills, techniques and concepts necessary to build your beautiful, energy-efficient natural home. This workshop will focus on the final steps in the construction of a natural home: finish plasters and paints. Learn to mix your own from natural materials such as clay, sand, straw, mica and lime. We will also learn about the finishing stages of a poured adobe floor. All of these techniques can be…

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150-200

Intro to Natural Building Weekend

May 6 - May 7
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

May 6 - May 13
Mud Dauber School of Natural Building,
8813 Lindley Mill Road, Snow Camp, NC, NC 27349 United States

$720 (90 days advance payment) $785 (30 days advance payment) $850 (regular rate) 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 our bodies. This is…

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€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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$379

From the Ground Up with COB

May 15 - May 19
Disputanta Cob,
Central KY, Berea, KY United States

~ Natural Stone Foundation ~ Building Cob Walls ~ Sculptural ~ Artistic Cob ~ Natural & Lime Plasters ~ Earthen (Adobe) Floor Natural Stone Foundation – Site Selection, Site Prep, & Establish Drainage – Choose Materials & Build a Rubble Trench – Prep Stones, Slake Lime, & Make Lime Mortar – Build a Foundation using Basic Masonry Techniques We will build a lime mortared foundation suitable for a cob structure.  We encourage participants to work at a pace comfortable for…

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150-200

Intro to Natural Building Weekend

May 20 - May 21
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

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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$525

Cob Oven and Bench Long Weekend Workshop

May 20 - May 22
Annie’s Acre,
Nanoose Bay, BC Canada
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Have you always wanted to learn how to build with COB? Well this is your chance! Come and learn how to build a cob oven and bench in this weekend workshop with Master Cob Builder, Dave Olsen. http://cob.lasqueti.ca Food and instruction included in price. Camping also available (or local B&B list provided). May 20, 21, 22, 2017 (Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Victoria Day Long Weekend) Please contact Tina at tbiello@shaw.ca for registration and details. $525 CDN All Inclusive. Max: 10 participants

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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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