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Sustainable Living Apprenticeships in Costa Rica!

April 22, 2017 @ 10:00 pm - January 1, 2018 @ 10:00 pm
Earth Ayni,
1111 Ridge Road, Dominical, Puntarenas Costa Rica
The Sustainable Living Apprenticeship Program is geared toward those who want to immerse themselves into learning sustainable living techniques. Our rigorous curriculum offers you the hands-on experience to build your own home, start a business building for others, or kick-start a teaching career in the green industry. We offer a range of earth building techniques which utilize local, recycled, and low cost materials. Our goal is to give you the skills and guide you on the path toward self-sufficiency. Our… Find out more »

2017 Apprenticeship in Natural Building

May 1 - October 31
Natural Living School,
18956 Columbia Rd , Nevada City , CA 95959 United States
The Natural Living School May 1st – October 31st.  $800  Month The Natural Living School is looking for highly motivated students interested in making natural building a career.  Students get hands on experience as well as class time.  Participants will learn how to build a natural structure to code. For more information on our programs visit our website or give us a call. www.naturallivingschool.com Pablo: 530-277-8127   Find out more »


May 15, 2017 @ 11:00 am - May 15, 2019 @ 11:00 am
80 Buchanan Ave., Asheville, NC 28801 United States
[SUMMER WORKTRADE IN ASHEVILLE] Come live, learn, work & grow with us! Beautiful Eco-Urban Homestead & Goddess Sanctuary. Downtown Asheville neighborhood. Bordering 60 acres of woods & trails. Awesome community of women. HANDS-ON: Gardening + site maintenance + general tasks. Give 4 hours work/day. Get a place to camp on site, gardening & herbalism classes, organic goodies from the gardens, wifi, laundry & a naturally-treated hot tub! ELIGIBILITY: You must be responsible, clean, tidy & have some gardening/farming background. No… Find out more »


May 15 @ 11:00 am - December 15 @ 11:00 am
80 Buchanan Ave., Asheville, NC 28801 United States
[6-MONTH RESIDENTIAL INTERNSHIP] Asheville, NC. 3 positions available >> Live, learn & grow with us at a beautiful Eco-Urban Homestead & Goddess Sanctuary. You will gain experience in the full spectrum of what we do: hands-on gardening, homesteading, site maintenance, seasonal tasks & house care. Camping, garden goodies & classes are provided. Some previous experience is necessary. For details & application, visit www.ashevillage.org/residential-internship Find out more »

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… Find out more »

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… Find out more »
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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… Find out more »

Natural Building Apprenticeship Program

July 3 @ 3:00 pm - September 24 @ 3:00 pm
Sundog School of Natural Building,
36206 Old Stage Rd., Anchor Bay, CA 95445 United States
The Natural Builder’s Apprenticeship Program is advanced training in natural building; it has been designed as an introduction for people who want to make their livelihood from natural building, as builders, instructors and/or what have you. Apprentices will experience an intensive building curriculum during their time with us. We teach a wide selection of powerful natural building techniques, stepping through the building process, from design to finish. Part of Sundog’s philosophy in building is continually asking how to maximize smart… Find out more »

Complete cob and natural building intensive

August 9 @ 5:00 pm - August 19 @ 2:00 pm
House Alive,
7540 Griffin Lane, Jacksonville, OR 97530 United States
Jacksonville, Oregon Fee: $1200. Early bird registration (before 2/1/2017): $1100. Bring a friend: Each get 10% off the workshop fee. 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. Ukulele lessons (optional) Instructor: Conrad Rogue. 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… Find out more »

Timber Frame Workshops 2017

August 12 @ 7:00 am - August 19 @ 7:00 am
The Year of Mud,
2777 Hammonds Fork Road, Mount Vernon, KY 40456 United States
Ever wonder what it’s like to build a timber frame structure 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 foothills outside Berea, Kentucky. Using timeless techniques and traditional hand tools, students will learn how to lay out, join, and raise a beautiful timber frame structure. Learn valuable new carpentry skills working as a team in a gorgeous mountain setting, and discover what… Find out more »

Ecological and Natural Building

August 16 - August 20
Earthaven Ecovillage,
7 Consensus Cir., Black Mountain , NC 28711 United States
Learn about the most common natural materials and techniques for designing an ecologically sound building. Experience natural building techniques such as cob, earthen plasters and paints with your own hands. Tour natural buildings that were built using a variety of techniques to get first hand experience of what is possible from foundations, roofs and wall systems to site selection and passive solar design. This introductory course to natural building will provide you with a foundation to build upon, empowering you… Find out more »
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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… Find out more »

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… Find out more »

Cob Oven, Benches & Core Rocket Stove Workshop

September 1 @ 9:00 am - September 4 @ 8:00 pm
Santa Cruz Homestead,
Ocean Street Extension, Santa Cruz, CA., CA 95060 United States
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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! Find out more »

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… Find out more »
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