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5-Day Cob + Straw Immersion

September 20, 2022 - September 24, 2022


Our Immersion is our most popular course, and is designed to provide an understanding of some common natural wall systems: cob, strawbale, and slip-straw. The course emphasizes hands-on learning, and will focus most heavily on cob wall-building, balanced with the construction of some simple strawbale and slip-straw walls. Working with multiple wall systems will provide you with insight into which will fit your potential projects best.

To supplement our hands-on work sessions, we will also visit some local, natural homes, and speak with the owner/builders. Additionally, we’ll tour many of the demonstration buildings on our campus to share a variety of options regarding roofing, foundations, and finishing work. For key topics not covered in hands-on work, we will have discussions/Q+A sessions (see topics below).

Expect to leave the workshop with the confidence and knowledge to take on your own natural building project!




8:00-9:00 Breakfast

9:00-12:45 Morning work session

12:45-1:45 Lunch

1:45-5:30 Afternoon work session

5:30-6:30 Unscheduled (Shower, relax)

6:30 Dinner! (no dinner on Day 5)


September 20, 2022
September 24, 2022
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Mud Dauber School of Natural Building
8813 Lindley Mill Road
Snow Camp, NC, NC 27349 United States
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