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November 2019
JPY75,000

Natural Plastering with Earth and Lime

November 1, 2019 - January 6, 2020
Permaculture Center Kamimomi,
863 Kamimomi, Kumenan-cho, Kume-gun, Kume-gun, Okayama 709-3621 Japan

This is a unique opportunity to learn traditional Japanese plastering and contemporary earth and lime finishes at one of Japan’s premier Permaculture sites. An intensive training including history, plastering procedures, materials and tools, with an emphasis on plastering fundamentals. Techniques include: Shikkui (lime, hemp, seaweed glue) Nami-Otsu (colored clay, lime and hemp) Kirikaeshi (fine clay, sand and straw) Nakanuri (earthen brown coat) Arakabe (clay/chopped straw) Takekomai (traditional Japanese bamboo lattice) Language: English and Japanese Participation Fee: 75,000JPY (if paid by June 1 or…

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February 2020
$2000

Build a Cob Outdoor Kitchen & Oven near Pucón, Chile

February 2, 2020 @ 8:45 am - March 1, 2020 @ 5:30 pm
Quincho Ulmo,
Molco, Villarrica Chile

***Course will be taught in English or in English & Spanish depending on student needs.*** HOST & LOCATION CruzinCobGlobal will be returning to Chile for a second Cob building workshop offering you a transformational educational opportunity, an escape from the northern hemisphere winter for the month of February, and a chance to visit one of the most beautiful places in the world.  We will be hosted by Damián Walker, a multi-talented chef, local restaurant owner, interior and furniture designer focused…

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May 2020
$250

3-Day Natural Building Immersion

May 1, 2020 - May 3, 2020
Mud Dauber School of Natural Building,
8813 Lindley Mill Road, Snow Camp, NC, NC 27349 United States

$250 Early Bird Discount (register before March 15th, 2020) $300 Regular Fee 10% discount for family + friends participating together! We will cover a lot of material in 3 days! One focus will be work on our existing dining building: completing the top of a cob wall, applying earthen plasters on the interior, applying lime plasters on the exterior, and making/using clay paints. We will then begin construction on a lean-to that will be used for dishwashing and storage, using…

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CDN$597

Intro to Fast Cob & Natural Finishing

May 14, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - May 18, 2020 @ 11:00 am
Lasqueti Island,
1 Beautiful Bicycle Lane, Lasqueti Island, BC V0R 2J0 Canada

Last year, we introduced this Short Course and it was a great success. You’ll get a full sense of our Fast Cob technique (which allowed 1.5 people to build the 900 sq.ft. house in the photo in just 5 months!), and you’ll get to know how to finish buildings naturally, from base layer to finish layer and even whitewash. Everything we use is completely natural and everything you learn can be done anywhere on the planet. Of course, without prior…

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$85

1-Day Natural Building Intro – Cob + Natural Plasters

May 16, 2020
Mud Dauber School of Natural Building,
8813 Lindley Mill Road, Snow Camp, NC, NC 27349 United States

$85 Early Bird Discount (Register before April 1st, 2020) $100 Regular Fee 10% discount for family + friends participating together! Join us in constructing a garden wall on our campus! This is a great beginner project that provides you with the basic knowledge of how to build a strong, long-lasting cob wall. We will mix and build with cob all morning, and then get our hands dirty with natural plasters in the afternoon! –        mixing and building with cob –       …

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$170

2-Day Natural Building Intro – Cob, Straw Bale, Plasters + Paints

May 30, 2020 - May 31, 2020
Mud Dauber School of Natural Building,
8813 Lindley Mill Road, Snow Camp, NC, NC 27349 United States

$170 Early Bird Discount (Register before April 15th, 2020) $200 Regular Fee 10% discount for family + friends participating together! We will use cob and straw bale wall systems to build parts of a lean-to and garden wall near our community space. Clay from the ground beneath us, and straw from a local farmer will provide most of what we need. These same systems can be used to build a house! We will also plaster one of our unfinished cottages…

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June 2020
$170

2-Day Natural Building Intro – Cob, Straw Bale, Plasters + Paints

June 6, 2020 - June 7, 2020
Mud Dauber School of Natural Building,
8813 Lindley Mill Road, Snow Camp, NC, NC 27349 United States

$170 Early Bird Discount (Register before April 15th, 2020) $200 Regular Fee 10% discount for family + friends participating together! We will use cob and straw bale wall systems to build parts of a lean-to and garden wall near our community space. Clay from the ground beneath us, and straw from a local farmer will provide most of what we need. These same systems can be used to build a house! We will also plaster one of our unfinished cottages…

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$85

1-Day Natural Building Intro – Cob + Natural Plasters

June 13, 2020
Mud Dauber School of Natural Building,
8813 Lindley Mill Road, Snow Camp, NC, NC 27349 United States

$85 Early Bird Discount (Register before April 1st, 2020) $100 Regular Fee 10% discount for family + friends participating together! Join us in constructing a garden wall on our campus! This is a great beginner project that provides you with the basic knowledge of how to build a strong, long-lasting cob wall. We will mix and build with cob all morning, and then get our hands dirty with natural plasters in the afternoon! –        mixing and building with cob –       …

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July 2020
$1400

VersaTerra, a complete cob and natural building intensive

July 1, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - July 11, 2020 @ 2:00 pm
House Alive,
7540 GRIFFIN LANE, Address 2, Address 3, JACKSONVILLE, OR 97530 United States

This is the most comprehensive workshop you can find. Decades of teaching on four different continents has helped us design this rich learning experience,  giving students the tools they need to become confident earthen builders. Earth is the mother of all building materials. For millennia, and all over the world, people have used earth to build beautiful, simple, efficient and inexpensive homes. It’s plentiful, ecological and non-toxic. Plus, it can’t burn, won’t rot and is much simpler to build with than conventional…

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August 2020
$1400

VersaTerra, a complete cob and natural building intensive

August 5, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - August 15, 2020 @ 2:00 pm
Maria and Tommy’s homestead,
9218 SE 55th Ave, Portland, OR United States

This is the most comprehensive workshop you can find. Decades of teaching on four different continents has helped us design this rich learning experience,  giving students the tools they need to become confident earthen builders. Earth is the mother of all building materials. For millennia, and all over the world, people have used earth to build beautiful, simple, efficient and inexpensive homes. It’s plentiful, ecological and non-toxic. Plus, it can’t burn, won’t rot and is much simpler to build with than conventional…

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CDN$597

Intro to Fast Cob & Natural Finishing

August 13, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - August 17, 2020 @ 11:00 am
Lasqueti Island,
1 Beautiful Bicycle Lane, Lasqueti Island, BC V0R 2J0 Canada

Last year, we introduced this Short Course and it was a great success. You’ll get a full sense of our Fast Cob technique (which allowed 1.5 people to build the 900 sq.ft. house in the photo in just 5 months!), and you’ll get to know how to finish buildings naturally, from base layer to finish layer and even whitewash. Everything we use is completely natural and everything you learn can be done anywhere on the planet. Of course, without prior…

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CDN$1197

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

August 29, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - September 5, 2020 @ 11:00 am
Lasqueti Island,
1 Beautiful Bicycle Lane, Lasqueti Island, BC V0R 2J0 Canada

At a relaxed pace, we’ll learn and practice mixing and building with Fast Cob.  As the week progresses, you’ll gain the skills, confidence, and inspiration to build your own structures.  This year, we’ll complete the 200 sq.ft. wood shed – with a living roof.  In 2018, a workshop of 4 people built a 12′ high by 8′ wide wall…and that was only half of what we accomplished. In between hands-on Fast Cob sessions, we’ll look at foundations, electrical, plumbing, floors,…

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