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$625

5-Day Cob + Straw Immersion

May 14 - May 18
Mud Dauber School of Natural Building,
8813 Lindley Mill Road, Snow Camp, NC, NC 27349 United States
$625 Early Bird Discount (register before April 15th, 2020) $750 Regular Fee 10% discount for family + friends participating together! Join us in constructing a meditation cottage with natural materials! We will build cob walls using an engineered forming system, as well as strawbale and slip-straw walls. Many of the materials we use will be harvested directly from the site, in combination with other locally-sourced products. This class is designed so that you leave with the knowledge to take on… Find out more »
CDN$747

Introduction to Fast Cob and Natural Plaster and Paints

May 20 @ 3:30 pm - May 24 @ 11:00 am
Lasqueti Island,
1 Beautiful Bicycle Lane, Lasqueti Island, BC V0R 2J0 Canada
We introduced this Short Course in 2019 and it has been a great success since. You’ll get a full sense of our Fast Cob technique, and you’ll 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. Just be warned, this short course is not enough to go off and start building a home on your own without… Find out more »
$625

5-Day Foundations, Cob + Straw Immersion

May 26 - May 30
Mud Dauber School of Natural Building,
8813 Lindley Mill Road, Snow Camp, NC, NC 27349 United States
$625 Early Bird Discount (register before April 15th, 2020) $750 Regular Fee 10% discount for family + friends participating together! This is the combination of our 2-day Foundations offering, and our 3-Day Immersion course (see all our offerings on our website, www.muddauberbuilding.com). Many participants who leave our Immersion courses have asked for more opportunities to practice foundation-building skills, as it is a very important and sometimes intimidating part of a long-lasting building. Join us for the full experience of both… Find out more »
$250

2-Day Hands-on Foundations

May 26 - May 27
Mud Dauber School of Natural Building,
8813 Lindley Mill Road, Snow Camp, NC, NC 27349 United States
$250 Early Bird Discount (register before April 15th, 2020) $300 Regular Fee 10% discount for family + friends participating together! Join us to learn the basics of building a long-lasting, stable foundation. We will be building a foundation for a natural garden wall. After completing excavation work, and installing a rubble-trench footing system, we will then move on to construct three different stem-wall systems: CMUs (concrete blocks), poured concrete, and dry-stacked stone. You will learn:  –       excavating for a foundation… Find out more »
$375

3-Day Cob + Straw Immersion

May 28 - May 30
Mud Dauber School of Natural Building,
8813 Lindley Mill Road, Snow Camp, NC, NC 27349 United States
$375 Early Bird Discount (register before April 15th, 2020) $450 Regular Fee 10% discount for family + friends participating together! We will cover a lot of material in 3 days! Our focus will be on continuing work on the garden wall that surrounds our dining/gathering space. This includes completing the top of an existing wall with cob, building a completely new portion of wall with cob, strawbale, and slip-straw wall systems, and applying earthen and lime plasters. If time allows,… Find out more »
$125

1-Day Natural Building Intro

June 5 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mud Dauber School of Natural Building,
8813 Lindley Mill Road, Snow Camp, NC, NC 27349 United States
$125 Early Bird Discount (register before May 5th, 2020) $150 Regular Fee 10% discount for family + friends participating together! Join us in constructing a garden wall on our campus, using the clay from beneath our feet and straw from a local farmer! 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… Find out more »
$375

3-Day Cob + Straw Immersion

June 11 - June 13
Mud Dauber School of Natural Building,
8813 Lindley Mill Road, Snow Camp, NC, NC 27349 United States
$375 Early Bird Discount (register before May 5th, 2020) $450 Regular Fee 10% discount for family + friends participating together! We will cover a lot of material in 3 days! Our focus will be on continuing work on the garden wall that surrounds our dining/gathering space. This includes completing the top of an existing wall with cob, building a completely new portion of wall with cob, strawbale, and slip-straw wall systems, and applying earthen and lime plasters. If time allows,… Find out more »
$125

1-Day Natural Building Intro

June 19 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mud Dauber School of Natural Building,
8813 Lindley Mill Road, Snow Camp, NC, NC 27349 United States
$125 Early Bird Discount (register before May 5th, 2020) $150 Regular Fee 10% discount for family + friends participating together! Join us in constructing a garden wall using the clay from beneath our feet and straw from a local farmer! 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… Find out more »
$850

7-Day Cob Oven and Natural Building Overview

June 20 @ 9:00 am - June 26 @ 2:00 pm
Heart Song Sanctuary,
658 Co. Rt. 6, High Falls, NY 12440 United States
The focus of this class will be the construction of a cob bread/pizza oven from start to finish. Students will build the stone foundation, firebrick hearth, cob dome structure, and finish the oven with earthen plasters. In addition, we will build a cob bench, plaster an existing straw bale building, and complete the living roof of an adjacent structure. What to expect: Our days will be spent engaged in hands-on building and learning with natural materials. Expect a rich week… Find out more »
$375

3-Day Cob + Straw Immersion

June 25 - June 27
Mud Dauber School of Natural Building,
8813 Lindley Mill Road, Snow Camp, NC, NC 27349 United States
$375 Early Bird Discount (register before May 5th, 2020) $450 Regular Fee 10% discount for family + friends participating together! We will cover a lot of material in 3 days! Our focus will be continuing work on a meditation hut and a natural garden wall, at a beautiful rural property near Saxapahaw, NC (about 20 minutes from the Mud Dauber Campus). This includes learning all of the basics of building with cob and straw wall systems, as well as mixing… Find out more »
$1400

VersaTerra Complete Cob & Natural Building Intensive

June 30 - July 10
House Alive,
7540 Griffin Lane, Jacksonville, OR 97530 United States
VersaTerra Workshop with Earthen Oven Go here for full workshop description including our Covid Policy Maximum Class Size: 16 students Instructors: Conrad Rogue & Kyle Isacksen Location: The House Alive homestead, Jacksonville, Oregon Cost: $1400 This includes all (vegetarian) meals, coffee & tea, a nice place to pitch your tent, our book “House of Earth” (we’ll send you a copy before the workshop in the Spring), transportation to & from Medford airport/bus terminal.  Overview This is the most comprehensive natural… Find out more »
CDN$747

Introduction to Fast Cob and Natural Plaster and Paints

July 1 @ 3:30 pm - July 5 @ 11:00 am
Lasqueti Island,
1 Beautiful Bicycle Lane, Lasqueti Island, BC V0R 2J0 Canada
We introduced this Short Course in 2019 and it has been a great success since. You’ll get a full sense of our Fast Cob technique, and you’ll 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. Just be warned, this short course is not enough to go off and start building a home on your own without… Find out more »
$375

Earth Plasters and Finishes

July 9 @ 10:00 am - July 11 @ 4:00 pm
Heart Song Sanctuary,
658 Co. Rt. 6, High Falls, NY 12440 United States
Learn to make and apply your own earth-based finish materials as we put the finishing touches on an earth and straw bale building! We will make earth plaster from site-harvested clay, as well as finish plaster from pottery clay, mix and apply lime plaster, and pigmented plasters and paints. We will also mix and install an earthen floor, giving students the opportunity to learn different ways to incorporate earth finishes into their more conventional home. What to expect: Our days… Find out more »
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 with 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… Find out more »
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