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Cob Hill 21-Day Natural Building Cert

June 1, 2024 ∞ 4:00 pm - June 22, 2024 ∞ 12:00 pm


This action-packed, hands-on/feet-on workshop is for adults who wish to begin their learning journey toward helping others realize their natural building dreams as part of a build crew or to supervise their own home build! Natural building is tough. Are you tougher? Find out during 21 days at Cob Hill Natural Building School, as Cat Taylor teaches the techniques and skills you will need to get from the foundation to the roofing system.

Hands on experience covering

site selection

home designing

passive solar

soil testing

foundations – dig a rubble trench pier and beam

stack a stone stem wall (dry stacking)

cob building

bale cob s

traw bale

palletable cob

timber framing

windows and doors

LSC – light straw clay insulation

roof designs

living roofs

roof sheathing

tree felling

log peeling

log milling (saw mill)

earthen plasters

Shou Sugi Ban(Japanese art of waterproofing wood)

Leading a team

Real time home build experience

Class time on basic electrical, basic plumbing, facts and myths in natural building, common mistakes in natural building, choosing build style, project planning, budgeting, acquiring materials, purchasing property and permits, correct placement of building, water catchment, composting toilets.

Primitive tent camping sites are available near the build including access to hot showers, plus 3 plant-based meals a day are included in your tuition! You will need to bring your own camping gear, contact us if this is an issue. (See FAQ section of naturalbuildingorg.com) Prospective attendees, please be advised that we are unable to accommodate guests, children or pets on site for the duration of the workshop; however, there are nearby lodging options available for them including Daingerfield State Park, as well as two boarding options within 30 minutes of Cob Hill.

The $1890 tuition includes a $200 deposit to secure your spot that is is non-refundable unless NaturalBuildingOrg has to cancel the workshop for some unforeseen reason. If registration includes two or more people there is a $50 discount per person. Active duty military personnel and honorably discharged veterans with valid ID or DD214 may select the appropriate tuition tier to receive 20% off, and eligible Cob Hill Lifetime of Learning (L.o.L.) Contact us for an appropriate discount code.


June 1, 2024 ∞ 4:00 pm
June 22, 2024 ∞ 12:00 pm


Cob hill natural building school
hughes springs, TX 75656 United States + Google Map