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March 2021

∆ EARTHEN RIPPLES, MUDMOB & DIRTY EARL ∆ >>• Earth Building Workshop •<<

March 8 @ 8:00 am - March 20 @ 5:00 pm
Yan Yan Gurt West,
Deans Marsh, Victoria 3235 Australia
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Create your ripple in our earth, learn how to sculpt and build a home from the earth. Take part in building an extension on our whimsical cob cottage on a beautiful property in the foothills of The Otway Ranges, Victoria, Australia. Our family has been on the land for six generations, more than one hundred years. The healing of our land started with Michelle’s grandfather, who recognized that the land had been unnecessarily cleared and began planting native trees and…

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April 2021
$400

Cob Oven & Benches at Wild Culture Farm in Soquel, California

April 8 - April 11
Wild Culture Farm,
Cherryvale Avenue, Soquel, CA United States

HOST & LOCATION & PROJECT Wild Culture Farm will be our host for this short & sweet traditional wood-fired Cob Oven and Benches workshop in my home stomping ground of Santa Cruz! Yeah! I am so grateful to be hosted by a yummy farm that will take good care of all of us as we build them what they are needing right now! An oven for monthly pizza parties. As Farmer Jennifer states: “Our family farm, Wild Culture Farm, could…

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$499

Intro to Earthen Building Workshop

April 12 - April 16
Unnamed Venue,
Keystone Heights, FL United States

Dates: April 12 – April 16, 2021 (YES. We are still having the workshop as scheduled.) 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, building a cob bench, and applying earth plaster to the cob cottage. A perfect class for beginners and experts alike! What makes this workshop unique is the opportunity to get hands-on experience with cob, rammed…

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$2300

Cob Sauna & Cob Oven (Intermediate Cobber Certification) in Sacramento, California

April 18 - May 16
Cha’s Urban Resort!,
Dorlaine Court, Sacramento, CA United States

PROJECT “Cha” Gibbons will be receiving students on her comfortable Sacramento property to build an 80 ft2 Cob Sauna and a Cob Oven.  The 4-week “urban” workshop will build both structures simultaneously, at a relaxed pace, allowing time for drying and keeping the flow moving between them and providing students with a multi-dimensional learning experience.  There will, as in all CruzinCobGlobal workshops, be ample time for sculpting, artistic details and creativity on both structures, as well as extra-curricular optional activities…

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Natural Building Workshop Apr 26th – Jun 6th, 2021: We are building a PermaHome Guesthouse for Kim, Lucas & Robert’s new community in southern Italy

April 26 @ 4:00 pm - June 6 @ 4:00 pm
patiki.org – Villa Villecolla,
Badolato, CZ 88060 Italy

In this permaskills Natural Building Workshop we are building a PermaHome guesthouse for Kim, Lucas and Robert’s new tribe of free learning families in southern Italy. There are no skill requirements. You will learn everything you need to build an outdoor kitchen from foundation to roof. From Apr 26th – Jun 6th, 2021 we will start another round of permaskills Natural Building Workshops near Badolato in Calabria, southern Italy. These workshops will provide you plenty of opportunity to get hands-on…

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May 2021
$499

Introduction to Cob Workshop

May 10 - May 14
Unnamed Venue,
Jonesborough, TN United States

Dates: May 10 – May 14, 2021 (YES. We are still having the workshop as scheduled.) 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…

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$625

5-Day Cob + Straw Immersion

May 14 - May 18
Mud Dauber School of Natural Building,
8813 Lindley Mill Road, Snow Camp, NC, NC 27349 United States

$625 Early Bird Discount (register before April 15th, 2020) $750 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 on…

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$85

One-Day VersaTerra Primer

May 15 @ 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
House Alive,
7540 Griffin Lane, Jacksonville, OR 97530 United States

One-day VersaTerra Primer Two Dates: Saturday, May 15th & Saturday, May 22nd, 2021 Location: House Alive homestead, Jacksonville, Oregon Cost: $85 Includes our book “House of Earth” wood-fired pizza and music Bring your own sack lunch and B.Y.O.B for the pizza party Class size: 18 Go here to see the House Alive Covid Policy Join us for a day of learning, mixing materials and seeing all the things you can do with earthen construction. This one-day class is a perfect introduction to building with earth…

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$2500

VersaTerra Plus 35-day Complete Cob Cabin

May 17 - June 18
Rosewater Ranch,
30 minutes northwest of Reno, Reno, NV 89512 United States

Complete Cob & Natural Building Workshop with Earthen Oven This workshop is offered through the “Be the Change Project“ Go here for the full workshop description & House Alive/Be the Change Project Covid Policy Maximum Class Size: 12 students Instructors: Kyle Isacksen with Katy Chandler, Jonathan Vocke and Kathleen O’Brien Cost: $2500​ This includes all meals (vegetarian with meat options on occasion), coffee & tea, a lovely place to pitch your tent, our book “House of Earth” (we’ll send you a copy before the…

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CDN$747

Introduction to Fast Cob and Natural Plaster and Paints

May 20 @ 3:30 pm - May 24 @ 11:00 am
Lasqueti Island,
1 Beautiful Bicycle Lane, Lasqueti Island, BC V0R 2J0 Canada

We introduced this Short Course in 2019 and it has been a great success since. You’ll get a full sense of our Fast Cob technique, and you’ll 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. Just be warned, this short course is not enough to go off and start building a home on your own without…

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$625

5-Day Foundations, Cob + Straw Immersion

May 26 - May 30
Mud Dauber School of Natural Building,
8813 Lindley Mill Road, Snow Camp, NC, NC 27349 United States

$625 Early Bird Discount (register before April 15th, 2020) $750 Regular Fee 10% discount for family + friends participating together! This is the combination of our 2-day Foundations offering, and our 3-Day Immersion course (see all our offerings on our website, www.muddauberbuilding.com). Many participants who leave our Immersion courses have asked for more opportunities to practice foundation-building skills, as it is a very important and sometimes intimidating part of a long-lasting building. Join us for the full experience of both…

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$250

2-Day Hands-on Foundations

May 26 - May 27
Mud Dauber School of Natural Building,
8813 Lindley Mill Road, Snow Camp, NC, NC 27349 United States

$250 Early Bird Discount (register before April 15th, 2020) $300 Regular Fee 10% discount for family + friends participating together! Join us to learn the basics of building a long-lasting, stable foundation. We will be building a foundation for a natural garden wall. After completing excavation work, and installing a rubble-trench footing system, we will then move on to construct three different stem-wall systems: CMUs (concrete blocks), poured concrete, and dry-stacked stone. You will learn:  –       excavating for a foundation…

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$375

3-Day Cob + Straw Immersion

May 28 - May 30
Mud Dauber School of Natural Building,
8813 Lindley Mill Road, Snow Camp, NC, NC 27349 United States

$375 Early Bird Discount (register before April 15th, 2020) $450 Regular Fee 10% discount for family + friends participating together! We will cover a lot of material in 3 days! Our focus will be on continuing work on the garden wall that surrounds our dining/gathering space. This includes completing the top of an existing wall with cob, building a completely new portion of wall with cob, strawbale, and slip-straw wall systems, and applying earthen and lime plasters. If time allows,…

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June 2021
$125

1-Day Natural Building Intro

June 5 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mud Dauber School of Natural Building,
8813 Lindley Mill Road, Snow Camp, NC, NC 27349 United States

$125 Early Bird Discount (register before May 5th, 2020) $150 Regular Fee 10% discount for family + friends participating together! Join us in constructing a garden wall on our campus, using the clay from beneath our feet and straw from a local farmer! 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…

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$375

3-Day Cob + Straw Immersion

June 11 - June 13
Mud Dauber School of Natural Building,
8813 Lindley Mill Road, Snow Camp, NC, NC 27349 United States

$375 Early Bird Discount (register before May 5th, 2020) $450 Regular Fee 10% discount for family + friends participating together! We will cover a lot of material in 3 days! Our focus will be on continuing work on the garden wall that surrounds our dining/gathering space. This includes completing the top of an existing wall with cob, building a completely new portion of wall with cob, strawbale, and slip-straw wall systems, and applying earthen and lime plasters. If time allows,…

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