Natural Building Collective

Workshops 2015

At a Mudgirls building workshop, participants pay only for their meals and barter their labour for the learning experience. Unless otherwise specified, workshops are open to all genders. 

Note that each workshop has a different co-ordintator. Please email your application to the address at the bottom of the description of the workshop you want to take. Please specify to them which workshop you want to attend (include title and dates). Thank-you!

Plastering and Natural Painting Workshop & Playhouse Building

Salt Spring Island July 27th-31st

This workshop has filled its capacity for participants with children.  We apologize for this but we can only ensure quality care with a limited amount of wee ones.

The Lee Road Compound and the Mudgirls invite you to come and learn the art of earthen plastering and natural paints. During this workshop you will be mixing and applying a base coat plaster to slip straw walls. The construction of these wall systems and others, will be a major part of the instructional aspects of this workshop. We will be re-natural painting an existing cob house and using a finer finish clay plaster for the inside. We will mix pigments, have fun, and get dirty! We will also be constructing a small mixed medium kids play house. The types building systems incorporated will be wattle and daub, cob and we may even stack some bales and learn some general carpentry.

Cost: $200

food, camping and child care included.

All genders welcome.

fill out an application and send it to mollsmurphy@ gmail.com

 

Finishing the Earth Ship, workshop series

The Mudgirls have been hired to work on finishing an earthship started by our client 15 yrs ago, and built into a south-facing slope south of Nanaimo on Vancouver Island. The framework, rammed tire walls and underground grey water infrastructure is in place. Concrete has been used with the tires, but now the rest will be finished with natural materials. What exactly we do during each workshop is still to be determined, but it will include cobbing, earthen plastering, maybe some slip-straw packing, etc, plus general instructionals in natural building.

$125 for each 3 day workshop. Sign up for one or all of them.

July 4,5,6

July 18,19,20

August 8,9,10

September 5,6,7

Meals, camping and childcare included.

All genders welcome.

Send your application to islandwildrose@ gmail.com

       Mixed Natural Building Workshop on Denman Island

    August 17th-23st  This workshop is now full.

Come contribute to finishing 2 small earthen and hybrid homes nestled in the forest on commonly owned land on Denman Island BC. Get hands on learning applying earthen plasters to the walls and starting a cob greenhouse, with daily instructional covering the basics of natural building from foundations to rocket stoves, and see a variety of natural, earthen and hybrid homes.

 Cost is $275 for 7 days

Meals, Camping and Childcare included.

All genders welcome.

Please fill out an application and email it to islandwildrose@ gmail.com

Application forms are linked to in the upper right of the website.

Note that each workshop has a different co-ordintator. Please email your application to the address at the bottom of the description of the workshop you want to take. Please specify to them which workshop you want to attend (include title and dates). Thank-you!

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