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March 2018
$745

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

March 10 @ 10:35 pm - March 17 @ 10:35 pm
Bahia de Santiago, Santiago Atitlan,
Bahia de Santiago, Aldea Tzanchaj, Santiago Atitlan, Solola 503 Guatemala

An Introduction to Ecological Building Techniques Including Rubble Trench and Rock Foundation, Wattle and Daub, Earth Bags, Cob, Natural Plasters, and Rocket Mass Heaters! March 10th — March 17th, 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.…

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$2000

Building a Communal Kitchen in the PapraYbá Ecovillage in Serra Grande, Bahia, Brazil

March 18 @ 4:00 pm - April 14 @ 12:00 pm
Paparaybá Ecovillage,
Serra Grande, Brazil

Students in the 28-day Brazil Complete Cob Workshop will learn all aspects of building a Cob structure from Foundation to Roof with daily lectures and hands-on practice. We will build the 15 to 20m2 (depending on number of students) communal kitchen for the brand new PaparaYbá Ecovillage, an intentional community located in the southern part of the State of Bahía, between the forest and the ocean, 5 km west of the closest town, Serra Grande, in the municipality of Uruçúca.…

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April 2018
$800

7-Day Cob + Straw Immersion

April 22 - April 28
Mud Dauber School of Natural Building,
8813 Lindley Mill Road, Snow Camp, NC, NC 27349 United States

Earliest Bird: $800 (90 days advance payment) Early Bird: $900 (30 days advance payment) Regular Rate: $1,000 Additional Discount: 10% for family and friends participating together You will leave this course ready to take on your own project. We will cover all of the aspects of natural construction with both hands-on learning and discussion, from foundation through roof. Our two spring 2018 immersion classes will focus on creating a kitchen building for our campus, so that it’s ready for our…

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$599

Introduction to Cob Workshop

April 23 - April 27
Unnamed Venue,
Keystone Heights, FL United States

Dates: April 23 – April 27, 2018 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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May 2018
$800

7-Day Cob + Straw Immersion

May 6 - May 12
Mud Dauber School of Natural Building,
8813 Lindley Mill Road, Snow Camp, NC, NC 27349 United States

Earliest Bird: $800 (90 days advance payment) Early Bird: $900 (30 days advance payment) Regular Rate: $1,000 Additional Discount: 10% for family and friends participating together You will leave this course ready to take on your own project. We will cover all of the aspects of natural construction with both hands-on learning and discussion, from foundation through roof. Our two spring 2018 immersion classes will focus on creating a kitchen building for our campus, so that it’s ready for our…

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$550

Natural Building Essentials with The Year of Mud

May 20 @ 7:00 pm - May 24 @ 7:00 pm
The Year of Mud,
2777 Hammonds Fork Road, Mount Vernon, KY 40456 United States

Have you been wanting to get your hands in the mud for some much needed natural building experience? Are you ready to take the leap into the world of clay and straw? Do you have burning questions that you would love to have answered? In this course, you’ll get hands-on experience stomping and sculpting cob, building light clay straw walls, and mixing and applying various natural plasters. In addition, we’ll tour several unique natural homes in the local community. If you’ve…

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$599

Introduction to Cob Workshop

May 28 - June 1
Unnamed Venue,
Keystone Heights, FL United States

Dates: May 28 – June 1, 2018 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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June 2018
$170

2-Day Cob + Straw Intro

June 9 - June 10
Mud Dauber School of Natural Building,
8813 Lindley Mill Road, Snow Camp, NC, NC 27349 United States

Earliest Bird: $170 (90 days advance payment) Early Bird: $210 (30 days advance payment) Regular Rate: $250 Additional Discount: 10% for family and friends participating together This will be a full weekend of natural building: mostly hands-on work, coupled with a photo presentation and discussion. We are beginning a very ambitious garden wall project at our campus, and each weekend workshop group will complete another section of wall! You will learn about: mixing and applying cob trimming and shaping cob…

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$399

Introduction to Cob Workshop

June 11 - June 14
Unnamed Venue,
Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

Dates: June 11th – June 14th, 2018 Location: Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica   Come and join us in beautiful Costa Rica for our Introduction to Cob Workshop! We will be constructing a small cob cottage. This is a perfect class for both 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.…

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$479

From the Ground Up with COB

June 11 @ 8:00 am - June 16 @ 5:00 pm
Disputanta Cob,
Central KY, Berea, KY United States

~ Natural Stone Foundation, Building Cob Walls, Sculptural ~ Artistic Cob, Natural & Lime Plasters, Tadelakt Plaster (Waterproof), Earthen (Adobe) Floor, Roofing a Cob Building. As much as is reasonably possible.. We  try to prepare you to go home and be able to build your own home out of cob after attending a six day workshop with us. Natural Stone Foundation – Site Selection, Site Prep, & Establish Drainage – Choose Materials & Build a Rubble Trench – Prep Stones, Slake Lime, & Make Lime Mortar – Build…

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July 2018
$2000

Southern Colorado Complete Cob Workshop near Trinidad

July 1 @ 8:00 pm - July 29 @ 8:00 pm
Jen’s Homestead,
Boncarbo, Boncarbo, CO 81091 United States
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Project & Location The Colorado Complete Cob Workshop will be held on 40 acres of scrub pine, rocky terrain wilderness in Boncarbo (Las Animas County) near Trinidad, Colorado in the southeastern part of the state near the New Mexico border.  It is part of the Sangre de Cristo mountain range and has an altitude of 7,500 feet creating a wonderful summer climate perfect for building a cob project.  The land belonged to Jen’s parents and here she will be starting…

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$599

Introduction to Cob Workshop

July 9 - July 13
Unnamed Venue,
Peachtree City, GA United States

Dates: July 9th – July 13th, 2018 Location: Peachtree City, Georgia   Come and join us at this beautiful 700 acre property in Peachtree City, Georgia for our Introduction to Cob Workshop! We will be constructing a cob oven and cob seating area using modern and traditional techniques. 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…

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$170

2-Day Cob + Straw Intro

July 14 - July 15
Mud Dauber School of Natural Building,
8813 Lindley Mill Road, Snow Camp, NC, NC 27349 United States

Earliest Bird: $170 (90 days advance payment) Early Bird: $210 (30 days advance payment) Regular Rate: $250 Additional Discount: 10% for family and friends participating together This will be a full weekend of natural building: mostly hands-on work, coupled with a photo presentation and discussion. We are beginning a very ambitious garden wall project at our campus, and each weekend workshop group will complete another section of wall! You will learn about: mixing and applying cob trimming and shaping cob…

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$900

Beginner-Friendly Timber Frame Workshop

July 14 - July 20
The Year of Mud,
2777 Hammonds Fork Road, Mount Vernon, KY 40456 United States

Timber Frame Workshop 2018 @ South Slope Farm, Berea, Kentucky Ever wonder what it’s like to build a timber frame 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 mountains outside Berea, Kentucky. In this beginner-friendly workshop, students will use timeless techniques and traditional hand tools to lay out, join, and raise a beautiful timber frame structure. Learn valuable new carpentry skills on a beautiful mountain…

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$1250

Complete Cob and Natural Building

July 18 @ 3:00 pm - July 28 @ 3:00 pm
House Alive,
7540 Griffin Lane, Jacksonville, OR 97530 United States

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 the tools they need to become confident earthen builders.  Earth is the mother of all building materials. For millennia, and all over the world, people have used earth to build beautiful, simple, efficient and inexpensive homes. It’s plentiful, ecological and non-toxic. Plus, it can’t burn, won’t rot and is much easier and  easier…

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