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Natural Building Essentials Workshop 2019

May 25, 2019 ∞ 9:00 pm - May 28, 2019 ∞ 9:00 pm


Want to take your natural building curiosity to the next level? If so, join The Year of Mud for our 4 day introductory Natural Building Essentials Workshop. In this course, you’ll get hands-on experience building light clay straw walls, mixing and applying various natural plasters, and stomping and sculpting cob. In addition, we’ll tour several beautiful natural homes in the local community. If you’ve been inspired by natural building and need a jump start, this is the course for you. Here is some of what you can expect during our 100% hands-on class:


  • Framing and preparing a stud wall to accept light clay straw insulation
  • Mixing light clay straw for use as insulation
  • Making and applying base coat clay plaster made from local materials
  • Building with cob (and how to make a great batch every time)
  • Cob oven design and construction
  • Working with different clay and lime plaster finishes and appropriate troweling techniques
  • How to install an earthen floor
  • Mixing clay paint from simple ingredients for use on a variety of surfaces
  • Understanding the differences between thermal mass and insulation

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May 25, 2019 ∞ 9:00 pm
May 28, 2019 ∞ 9:00 pm
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The Year of Mud
2777 Hammonds Fork Road
Mount Vernon, KY 40456 United States
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