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July 2021
$1800

Outdoor Cooking Complex with Cob Oven & Rocket-Fueled Lorena Stove Cooktop in New Mexico

July 11 - August 1
Florentia,
116 Paseo Encantado NE, Santa Fe, NM 87506 United States
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PROJECT This 3-week workshop offers students the opportunity to design and build a clay-based wood-fired cooking complex. Using locally sourced materials, students will collaborate to create a traditional ‘beehive’ oven adjacent to a rocket stove-fueled, Lorena-style multi surface cook top. A prep counter and earthen benches are included as well, time and energy permitting. This workshop is an opportunity to learn about the operational principles of wood-fired cooking, both through the traditional oven, and the rocket stove. Terribly practical and…

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from 699€

Natural Building Workshop Jul 26th – Aug 22nd, 2021: We are building an outdoor kitchen for Lotte and Floris in central Portugal

July 26 - August 22
Lotte & Floris in Elms Valley,
Benfeita, Coimbra Portugal

In this permaskills Natural Building Workshop we are building an outdoor kitchen, an earthen oven for Lotte and Floris’ in central Portugal. There are no skill requirements. You will learn everything you need to build an outdoor kitchen from foundation to roof. From Jul 26th – Aug 22nd, 2021 we will start another round of permaskills Natural Building Workshops near Benfeita in Coimbra district, central Portugal. These workshops will provide you plenty of opportunity to get hands-on experience in Natural…

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August 2021
$600

A Complete Introduction to Earthen Building Techniques (Cob, Slip Straw, Wattle and Daub, Timber Framing)

August 14 @ 4:00 pm - August 21 @ 9:00 am
Clouds of El Pital Eco-Tourism Cooperative,
El Pital Mountain, San Ignacio, Chalatenango 503 El Salvador

Come and experience our small natural building community in the cloud forests of El Salvador´s highest mountain! This workshop is being hosted by the Clouds of El Pital Eco-Tourism Collective. Our collective of five rural families from El Salvador has collectively built eight separate cob houses and cabins to host tourists in the beautiful El Trifinio Biosphere on the slopes of El Salvador´s highest mountain. The nearby cloud forest offers a beautiful site to learn about natural building techniques, permaculture,…

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$499

Introduction to Cob Workshop

August 23 - August 27
Unnamed Venue,
Jonesborough, TN United States

Dates: August 23 – August 27, 2021 (YES. We are still having the workshop as scheduled.) Location: Jonesborough, Tennessee Come and join us in beautiful eastern Tennessee for our next Introduction to Cob Workshop! We will be constructing a cob house. A perfect project for beginners and experts alike! You will get the knowledge to build cob projects scaling from smaller things, such as cob ovens and benches, up to large projects like homes and buildings. This workshop is a…

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CDN$1497

The Fundamentals of Fast Cob…Everything you Need to get Building…Fast!

August 28 @ 3:30 pm - September 4 @ 11:00 am
Lasqueti Island,
1 Beautiful Bicycle Lane, Lasqueti Island, BC V0R 2J0 Canada

The Fundamentals of Fast Cob At a relaxed pace, we’ll learn and practice mixing and building Fast Cob.  As the week progresses, you’ll gain the skills, confidence, and inspiration to build your own structures. In 2018, a workshop of 4 people built a 12′ high by 8′ wide wall…and that was only half of what we accomplished.  Last year, a workshop of 6 built a 16′ x 12′ wood shed (6′ tall) and got the rafters on! Every workshop day,…

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September 2021
€2800

A Permitted 2-Story Cob & Light Clay Straw House w/ Rocket Mass Heater on São Miguel, Azores Islands in Portugal

September 5 - October 31
Quinta da Vida Beleza,
Lagoa, Azores 9560-418 Portugal
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This workshop will be the longest, most diverse and most comprehensive one we have yet offered to our students. We will be completing a 2-story building with a criptomeria (local structural wood) post load-bearing structure, that will be permitted as a “warehouse/workspace” with cob (first floor) and light clay straw (2nd floor) walls with a covered (pocket) balcony, cob wall-embedded stairs, a tamped-cob floor, a rocket mass heater and a reciprocal green roof, our trademark workshop finishing touch. This is…

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from 899€

Natural Building Workshop Sep 6th – Oct 17th, 2021: We are building a PermaHome Guesthouse for Kim, Lucas & Robert’s new community in southern Italy

September 6 @ 4:00 pm - October 17 @ 4:00 pm
patiki.org – Villa Villecolla,
Badolato, CZ 88060 Italy

In this permaskills Natural Building Workshop we are building a PermaHome guesthouse for Kim, Lucas and Robert’s new tribe of free learning families in southern Italy. There are no skill requirements. You will learn everything you need to build an outdoor kitchen from foundation to roof. From Sep 6th – Oct 17th, 2021 we will start another round of permaskills Natural Building Workshops near Badolato in Calabria, southern Italy. These workshops will provide you plenty of opportunity to get hands-on…

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$230. See web site for discounts and work trade options.

Earthen Floor Workshop

September 8 - September 9
Emerald Earth Sanctuary,
7700 Peachland Rd., Boonville, CA 90145 United States

In this workshop you will learn to install a “poured adobe” earthen floor from start to finish from master natural builder Michael G. Smith. These floors are beautiful, durable, inexpensive, and health-enhancing. They are easy to maintain and feel great underfoot. Their thermal mass makes them an ideal component of a passive solar design. You can even incorporate hydronic heating! This technique is suitable for natural buildings such as straw bale and cob, but can also be used to “naturalize” your…

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$550

4-Day Cob + Straw Immersion

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

$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…

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$460. See web site for discounts and work trade opportunities.

Lime Plaster Workshop

September 10 - September 13
Emerald Earth Sanctuary,
7700 Peachland Rd., Boonville, CA 90145 United States

In this hands-on workshop, participants will be introduced to the basic principles and best practices of designing for and using lime plasters on a range of common substrates.  Students will plaster a variety of interior and exterior walls with different types of lime plaster and will experience how to prepare work areas for plastering.  Additional discussion topics will include the do’s and don’ts of lime, the different kinds of lime and pre-made lime plasters, considerations for base and finish coats,…

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$750 includes camping and meals. $75 discount for full payment by August 1 and for families and friends registering together ($150 maximum discount per person). Half price for children aged 5-15. Some scholarships and work exchange opportunities for those in need.

The Art of Natural Plasters

September 14 - September 19
Abuela Gardens,
4649 Bear Canyon Rd., Willits, CA 95490 United States

Delve into the world of natural plasters with two master craftspeople and teachers, Athena Steen of the Canelo Project and Michael G. Smith of strawclaywood.com. Learn to beautify and protect natural wall systems such as straw bale or cob and also to “naturalize” your conventional home with a fireproof and health-enhancing earthen finish. Clay plasters can be surprisingly durable, beautiful, economical, ecological, and are the easiest material for novice plasterers to develop their application skills. Some of the things you…

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$550

4-Day Cob + Straw Immersion

September 23 - September 26
Mud Dauber School of Natural Building,
8813 Lindley Mill Road, Snow Camp, NC, NC 27349 United States

$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…

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$499

Introduction to Cob Workshop

September 27 - October 1
Unnamed Venue,
Jonesborough, TN United States

Dates: September 27th – October 1st, 2021 (YES. We are still having the workshop as scheduled.) Location: Jonesborough, Tennessee Come and join us in beautiful eastern Tennessee for our next Introduction to Cob Workshop! We will be constructing a cob house. A perfect project for beginners and experts alike! You will get the knowledge to build cob projects scaling from smaller things, such as cob ovens and benches, up to large projects like homes and buildings. This workshop is a…

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October 2021
$499

Intro to Earthen Building Workshop

October 18 - October 22
Unnamed Venue,
Keystone Heights, FL United States

Dates: October 18 – October 22, 2021 (YES. We are still having the workshop as scheduled.) Location: Keystone Heights, Florida Come and join us in Florida for our next Introduction to Earthen Building Workshop! We will be constructing a 6 foot tall rammed earth column, building a cob bench, and applying earth plaster to the cob cottage. A perfect class for beginners and experts alike! What makes this workshop unique is the opportunity to get hands-on experience with cob, rammed…

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