Natural Building Collective

Workshops 2017

 

 

Check out our upcoming summer workshops 2017

We are available through the winter and spring for crew jobs and any questions you might have. email us at mud.girls.cob@gmail.com or call 250-703-1387

Workshops are first pay/ first play, so register early.

Mastering Plastering Workshop

Mayne Island, BC

May 8th-12th, 2017

In this early bird season workshop we will be continuing the great work on Pam’s house. You will be seeing the possibilities where conventional building meets natural design. You will be learning how to mix and apply base coat plasters as well as taking part in testing finish plasters and applying the best option we discover together. The interior walls will need to be filled with light clay straw, you will see how it is all constructed and ties together first hand as well and filling and packing the wooden frames. We will also be looking at how the sub-floor is prepared for the laying of an earthen floor. Like all our workshops  the basic aspects of natural building will be discussed in our morning instructionals, from foundations to finishes. Join us, it will be fun.

Cost $350
Food, childcare, and camping included.
All people welcome.
Spots for people with kids are limited so sign up early!
low income options available by inquiry.
May 8th-12th, Mayne Is.

Please send your application to mollsmurphy@gmail.com

 

 

Small House Building Workshop Part 1:

Halfmoon Bay, Sunshine Coast

July 31- Aug 4 2017

 THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL

Come join us on the beautiful Sunshine Coast to learn hands on about building with the earth. We will be covering all the natural building principles from design to finishes during the morning instructionals. You will get hands on experience working on a small primary dwelling for a member of the coast community, using local, natural and upcycled materials. Learn the ins and outs of the different materials that are frequently used in the natural building world. Come for the learning, stay for the fun!

Cost $350
Food, childcare, and camping included.
All people and all genders welcome.
Spots for people with kids are limited so sign up early!
low income options available by inquiry.
July 31-Aug 4th 2017
Sunshine Coast, BC

Small House Building Workshop Part 2:

Halfmoon Bay, Sunshine Coast

August 21st- 25th 2017  

THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL

Couldn’t make it to the first workshop or back for round two,  join us on the beautiful Sunshine Coast to learn hands on about small home construction with earthen materials. We will be covering all the natural building principles from design to finishes during the morning instructionals. You will get hands on experience working on a small primary dwelling for a member of the coast community, using local, natural and alternative materials. Learn the ins and outs of the different materials that are frequently used in the natural building world while surrounding yourself with other interesting people and the Mudgirls!

Cost $350
Food, childcare, and camping included.
All people and all genders welcome.
Spots for people with kids are limited so sign up early!
low income options available by inquiry.
August 21st-25th 2017
Sunshine Coast, BC

please send applications and questions to amandarae@gmail.com

 

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