Work Exchange & Work Parties


  • Jeremy says:

    We are located in NW Alabama and will be hosting a cob building collective over Memorial Day weekend. We will provide primitive camping sites, outdoor showers, composting toilets, food and live music. We are not cob experts, but we do have experience and a large project underway. We will be doing cob, strawbale, and cord wood projects over the weekend and are seeking others who would like to take part. Please email me ( if interested. His is an operating family homestead, so only respectful like minded folks need apply. Hope to see you there!

  • Michelle says:

    Hey all I live in Alabama and was wondering if there are any nearby natural building courses. Also am very interested in permaculture design if anyone can help point me in the correct direction to further educate myself. Thank you 🙂

  • Tobias Roberts says:

    Hey everyone: We´re going to be building a number of small cob cabins for a community eco-tourism project in the mountains of El Salvador. We´re looking for a couple motivated long-term volunteers. If you´re interested, send us a message at:

    • Curtis Carnet says:

      Good evening Tobias,
      Wow! Sounds like a great opportunity. What are the specifics: out of pocket money / expenses, schedules / itineraries, ect… today is the 18th, have I missed the boat?


  • Linda says:

    Do you allow people to host a workshop on their land in exchange for the attendees building them a house or partial house?
    Do you only do it in Oregon or can u do it in AZ?


  • Linda says:

    I would like to know if there are still people out there that will train people to build you a cob or straw bale house on your lot if you feed everyone and let them camp on your lot.

    • doug mackenzie says:

      i live in the foothills of the sierra nevada in central california and am building a berm/mud house on the edge of a creek in the woods; it is winter now so it’s too cold to camp; i’d be happy to show you how to build with mud and stone come spring and i would welcome the help; call for more info; 559-855-4899

    • Jeremy says:

      If you still are interested, see my post at the top!

  • Angie Young says:

    I am hoping to find a teacher and or workshop down in Todos Santos, Baja California this winter. I would love to learn the process, and gain the skills. I do have an acre in Todos, and would be more than grateful to host a teacher and the work party. Thank you,
    Angie Young

  • Spencer says:

    Currently seeking a work exchange program, in natural building, preferably cob housing or sustainable living.

  • Mud Builders of Atlanta have cob projects frequently. They are on facebook at

  • desi says:

    hi all! I live in Northern Mississippi but am willing to travel. My son and I are interested in learning to build with cob. Thank you!

  • Lola Ben-Alon says:

    Hi guys, I’m an architecture students, with some experience in earth-bag building and gardening.
    I’m looking for any kind of natural building experience, I’m with my husband and together we make a great team of four working hands!
    Anything around the US will be fine.
    I’m available between Dec 15th – Jan 15th
    and June-September.
    Thank you!!!

  • Maud says:

    Hi Folks,
    I am seeking a work trade for any type of natural building experience. I am fit and eager to learn, seeking opportunities in California (perhaps Oregon). Please let me know!

    Thanks, much love!

  • Julene McGaw says:


    I am very interested in learning more about both permaculture and cob workshops. Please Email me more info!

    Thank you,

  • Jessica says:

    Hi there,
    Our family is doing a small project soon on Whidbey Island, just a few weekends of clay plastering. If it seemed like it would be a good fit for all of us you could stay at our farm on those weekends. You can email me at

  • Todd Hymel says:

    I live in Seattle and am willing to work on a natural building project. I’m portable and have my own van to live in while working.

  • Alexandra E. says:

    Want to know about Cob workshops

  • William Egan says:

    hey y’all, interested in getting dirty with some good ol hands on experience with any sort of earth building. I’m living in Atlanta, Ga so if you’ve got any projects that need help and you’re in a 3-4 hour radius, I’m your guy