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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 […]

The Art of Natural Building


This action-packed, hands-on/feet-on workshop is for adults or youth ages 12 and up accompanied by parents. This week long courses touches on many aspects and styles of natural building, allowing […]

Arts of Plaster with Athena Steen, Michael G Smith, Viva Hansen, Blair Phillips


In this two-week course, you will learn from facilatators with over 70 years of combined experience. The workshop is appropriate both for beginners and for experienced builders who are ready […]

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 […]

Rocket Stove Series with Viva Hansen


This 3-week workshop is designed to immerse participants in the world of rocket stoves. (you can take just one of the weeks) Taught by earth bender & stove expert Viva […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

9-Day Pizza & Bread Oven Workshop


Learn how to build a natural, wood-fired oven for pizza and bread! We will start with a foundation of natural rocks from the area, and then build layer by layer […]

35-Day MASTER Natural Building Workshop – Ruin Recycling & Restoration, Off-Grid


From April 17th to May 22nd we will start another 35-Day Natural Building MASTER Certificate Workshop in a community near Benfeita in central Portugal. This workshop will provide you an […]