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7-Day Cob Oven and Natural Building Overview

June 19 @ 9:00 am - June 25 @ 2:00 pm
Heart Song Sanctuary,
658 Co. Rt. 6, High Falls, NY 12440 United States
This class is designed to be a broad overview of natural building techniques. The class includes participating in the cob oven workshop, and continues with a more thorough immersion into natural building. In addition to the oven, 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 (or… Find out more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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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