Artistry with Clay & Lime taught by Athena Steen

Number of Students: up to 15 Cost: $900 The Project During this six day workshop we will cover the essentials of natural and earthen plasters and dive deeper into the […]

Complete Cottage Build with Cobitat Natural Building

Complete Cabin Build in Hawaii Offered by Cobitat. Go here to see this workshop on our website Five weeks from Foundation to Roof The Farm at Maui Majesty Maui, Hawaii […]

Cob Workshop – Exterior Plaster, Earthen Floor, Mass Sturucture

This is an ongoing natural building project that is preparing us to establish a permaculture demonstration site on the campus. During our next workshop in October 2023, we will add […]

Strawbale Building Workshop hosted by Oso Steen the Canelo Project

Oso Steen will be running a strawbale building workshop on our land in Sierra County, NM. We are building a 320 sq ft tiny home with locally sourced clay plaster. […]

The Arts of Natural Plasters

Instructors: Athena Steen, Michael G. Smith, Viva Hansen and Blair Phillips Want a deep immersion into the Natural Plaster rabbit hole? In this two-week course, you will learn from facilatators […]

35-Day MASTER Natural Building Workshop – Strawbale, PermaHome, Off-Grid

From July 31st to September 3rd we will start another 35-Day Natural Building MASTER Certificate Workshop in Powell River, Canada. This workshop will provide you an opportunity to get hands-on […]

Cob Oven Build

Build it with Earth: The Cob Pizza Oven Complete Oven Build & Pizza Party Be the Change Project Urban Homestead Reno, NV July 22 & 23 (Saturday and Sunday) Number […]

Natural Building Intensive

Instructors: Michael G. Smith, Avani Leitz, and Blair Phillips Want to build an earthen sauna? In this two-week course, get your hands muddy and leave with the skills to build […]

Versaterra Weekend Intro to Earthen Building

Be the Change Project Reno, NV July 15-16, 2023 (Saturday & Sunday) Number of Students: up to 12 Cost: $320 ($280 for locals) Class Description Our two-day introductory workshop will […]

Natural Plasters and Earthen Floors

Sought-after natural builder and artist Athena Steen will show you how to beautifully plaster your walls and floors with natural clays. Educator, designer, builder for over 28 years of strawbale, […]

The Art of Natural Plasters: Clay & Lime Finishes

Instructors: Michael G. Smith, Athena Steen, Robert Kolden and Avani Leitz   The Art of Natural Plasters workshop is an immersive learning experience that focuses on the use of traditional […]

Artistry with Clay and Lime

The Project During this six day workshop we will cover the essentials of natural and earthen plasters and dive deeper into the more specific finishes for your home. Each participant […]

Cob Pallet Shed Build

Join us as we continue building our 6′ x 6′ Cob Pallet Shed that we started in February. It needs shingles on the roof, paint on the fascia boards, a […]

Earthen Plasters and Floors

A great opportunity to develop your skills and understanding of earthen finishes, including: straw-clay base coat plasters for sculpting and protection, endless variations of clay finish plasters for durability and […]

Earthen Building Weekend

Earthen Building Weekend Natural Building at an Off-Grid Urban Homestead Dates: Saturday, 7/16/2022 – Sunday morning, 7/17/2022 Number of Students: up to 15 Cost: $150 Join us for a day […]