Natural Building Collective

Workshops 2016



 Introduction to Cob House Building

May 16th-20th, 2016 Mayne Island BC

This 5 day workshop will have us working on building up the walls of Pam’s dream cob home located on one of the beautiful southern gulf islands of British Columbia. We will be learning all the ins and out of mixing and building with clay, sand, and straw, turning this material into walls, shelves, and benches. We will be installing windows and building directly from the foundation up. During daily morning instructionals we will be learning about all different aspects of natural building from design to roofs and plasters everything in between. Join us, learn, get dirty and have fun all the while.

Cost $350 (lower income options available)

Food, Camping and Childcare Included

Please send an application to

all genders welcome

 Earthen Floor Weekend Workshop

June 18th-19th

Join the Mudgirls and the lovely people of Metchosin Farm and Seeds in learning and working to create a solid earthen floor in their new seed processing room. We will be teaching an understanding of the materials as well as applying this knowledge to mix and lay clay, sand, and straw on the subfloor, which we will also be installing to help ensure an over all comprehension of how an earthen floor is made.

Cost $150

Camping, food and childcare included

all genders welcome

please fill out an application and email to



Cob and Natural Insulation Workshop

July 11 – 15, 2016. Denman Island BC

Over 5 days we will be filling the walls of my cabin addition with Chip Slip (wood chips/sawdust and clay slip). We will also be starting the cob basis for a rain-water catchment tank. In addition to hands-on making and building, there will be daily talks and presentations outlining the basic concepts of natural building and how to approach everything from foundations to roofs and everything in between.

Cost is $ 350

Camping, meals and childcare are included in the cost.

All genders welcome.

please fill out an application and email to





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