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6-Day Cob + Straw Immersion

May 20, 2024 - May 25, 2024


INSTRUCTORS: Greg + Danielle

STUDENT #: 13 students [maximum]

COST (meals included):

– $1140 Early Bird Rate (register 30 days in advance)

– $1260 Regular Rate

– 5% discount for family + friends participating together!

– 10% discount for BIPOC participants


Our Immersion is our most popular course, and is designed to provide an understanding of three natural wall systems: cob, strawbale, and slip-straw. Working with multiple wall systems will provide you with insight into which will fit into your own potential projects best. You will also get experience mixing and applying earthen plaster!

We emphasize hands-on learning, with most of each day spent on our work site. We will be building a sculptural cob garden wall on campus, which simulates the process of building a house while still allowing everyone to have enough space to work and learn. We’ll also be installing full strawbale walls in a pre-constructed wooden frame, plus demonstrating the slip-straw wall technique. On the final day, the group will apply clay plaster to some of these natural wall systems.

To supplement our hands-on work sessions, there will be time allotted for a local home tour, a tour of our natural cottages on campus, plus discussions/presentations on essential topics. We will also provide informational handouts to take home with you, and share digital presentation materials for your own future reference.

In addition to our scheduled learning time, there is a wonderful community aspect to our workshops. Three wholesome meals are provided each day, which are shared as a group in our community gathering space. Plenty of unscheduled, leisure time is available for relaxing.

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




May 20, 2024
May 25, 2024


Mud Dauber School Campus
Snow Camp, NC 27349 United States + Google Map
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