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4-Day Cob + Straw Immersion

September 10, 2021 - September 13, 2021


$550 Early Bird Discount (register before August 10th, 2021)

$600 Regular Fee

5% discount for family + friends participating together!

INCLUDED: 3 vegetarian meals a day (with one cob oven pizza party!), coffee + tea, space to set up a tent, access to our community bathhouse (hot showers and compost toilets)

**Inquire about renting a sleeping cottage for $20/night: muddauberschool@gmail.com

We will cover a lot of material in 4 days! Expect to leave the workshop with the confidence and knowledge to take on your own natural building project.

Join us in the construction of a tiny natural cottage – we will build as much as we can in 4 days, with the goal of beginning to integrate the roof system! The exterior wall system will be a combination of cob/earthen walls, strawbale walls, and slip-straw walls. The foundation will be completed prior to the workshop, but we will have other hands-on foundation experience available during the course.

Our hands-on learning will cover:

–        mixing cob by machine and by foot

–        building and sculpting with cob

–        mixing and installing slip-straw

–        installing straw bales, and preparing them for plaster

–        mixing and applying earthen plasters

–        installing a window and/or door

–        practice building foundations

–        integrating a roof system atop a cob wall

Discussion topics include:

–        “drainage, footings, and foundations”

–        “roofing options”

–        “cob vs strawbale: the thermal spectrum + hybrid designs”


September 10, 2021
September 13, 2021
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Mud Dauber School of Natural Building
8813 Lindley Mill Road
Snow Camp, NC, NC 27349 United States


Mud Dauber School of Natural Building