Work Exchange & Work Parties

Work Exchange: Offer labor for education and experience.
Work Party: Ask for help on your building project in exchange for sharing your knowledge.


  • Paul says:

    Hello my name is Paul. I own property in south eastern mo and looking to build a cob house in the near future. i have experience in remodeling and construction and would love to help someone else start a project and in exchange learn as I go.
    questions…..? anytime……


  • Brian Carter says:

    Hi! I’m a freelance photographer considering saving up to buy some land in New England and put a cob house down on it. My schedule can be pretty flexible. I’d love the chance to help someone with their build in exchange for my labor. I’m in North Jersey currently, but definitely willing to travel. I can stay for about a week give or take, or longer if my dog can also come along. As a side bonus, I’d also be coming with my camera to document a bit too. TIA! <3


  • I have an MFA and I am looking for experiences working with cob sculpture, decorative surfaces, and cob building.
    I have taken an introduction to cob building workshop before. Also, looking for the experience to fall between June or July 2023.

  • Tania says:

    Looking to.learn hands on on green building in exchange of labour

  • Hello! I’m in upstate NY and very interested in learning how to construct a cob house. I am willing to travel. I am looking to build a sustainable permaculture life and lower the barriers of entry for others to live like this too. Very interested in offering my time and labor in exchange to learn this technique.
    I also have a gardening podcast “Gardening Related”

  • Travis Lunsford says:

    I’ve been interested in learning to build with earthen materials for some time, and I’ve decided I’m ready to work and learn. I live in Asheville, NC and I am working musician but I’d like to dedicate time nearby my location to help and learn how to build with cob.

    • Yasmin says:

      Hello! I am an artist and environmental studies graduate very interested in cob building! I’m traveling and willing to go to many places, so let me know if you want someone who is willing to bring passion, excitement, and a creative eye to any cob/earthship project or learning experience.

      Looking forward to hearing from you!

  • Hola! I am Carmen Jimenez from currently residing in Puerto Rico, but looking to travel everywhere. I am looking for work exchange opportunities. I can offer my labor (highly trained in ceramics and building) in exchange for education and lodging! I love cob and earthen building and have worked with a few experts. Please reach out to or follow me on Instagram @carmenmakesthings

  • Tuesday says:

    Hey folx. My name is Tuesday. I’m eagerly looking to offer my labor in exchange for education and experience building a cob house. I’m desperately needing to get away from the Mon-Fri 8-5, eat, sleep, work, repeat, routine. Learning to build with cob is a life goal and dream of mine. Building a forever home for my daughter and I one day is my main goal and I hope that I can find a workshop with wonderful people to help lead me to my dreams. ❤️

  • Heaven Frisbie says:

    Excited to learn to build cobb hands on. Summer 2023 is perfect for me for availability. I am in central mid west but able to travel to learn.

  • Deb says:

    Hi all! I’m looking to help with cob building of any sort to learn more in New England. I’m in Boston but very mobile. Let me know if anyone needs a hand in the area.

  • Rebecca Guidry says:

    I am in Glendale Arizona looking to get some hands on experience with building with cob

  • Marissa Gilcrease says:

    I know zero about this and would love to learn so that eventually I can build my own cob house. I will be glad to put in the work in order to learn the technique.

  • Catherine Clancy says:

    Hi everyone!!
    looking for a cob home building workshop or work exchange for Summer 2023.

  • Hayes Cohrs says:

    Howdy looking for a cob home building workshop or work exchange for Summer 2023.

  • Madison Walston says:

    Hello! I’m looking to start my education on earth homes and building, and would love to be a part of what you guys do. I’m interested in the work exchange program but also would love to know more about your/any short term workshops that would be fit for a beginner.

    Thanks so much!

  • Katie Ring says:

    Hi there!

    I am interested in learning about Cobb and natural building. I am based out of Northern California and am currently working at the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center, where we host retreats including permaculture design courses. A few of us are looking to buy property and in this endeavor, I am interested in building Cobb and natural structures. I am researching where I can begin to learn more about how to build in this sustainable and natural way. As a hands-on learner, I’d love to find folks who I can learn from and trade my labor in exchange for education and experience in these building techniques.

    Thanks for your time and hope to hear back about possible opportunities to help out!