9 Day Natural Building SKILL BUILDER

July 1 – 9, 2017  9 Day  NATURAL BUILDING SKILL BUILDER 

DSCF3970Gain hands-on experience in the many different natural building skills necessary to create a snug, beautiful cottage from local natural materials. This is an excellent workshop to take if you are considering building your own home, cottage or shed. Instructors: Deanne Bednar of Strawbale Studio and Chris Mcclellan of Uncle Mud.
This unique class includes a wide range of Hands-on experiences & Shade-tree lecture sessions,

099Workshop fee includes all meals (vegan friendly) and camping with some indoor spaces/beds available. Indoor showers are available and there is room for you to park your RV if you want to bring one. We offer some discounts for couples, families and groups. The Straw Bale Studio is a very family friendly place so plan on bringing the kids.  Some Work-Trade positions are available.

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Gain hands-on experience in the many different natural building skills necessary to create a snug, beautiful cottage from local natural materials. Hands-on experience will include:

Rubble-Trench/Stone/urbanite foundations
Square timber and round wood framing
Load bearing cob walls (mixing by foot and with heavy machinery)
Straw bale walls
Earthen floors
Cob sculpting
Earthen plasters
Natural paints and alis
Thatched roofing
Incorporating salvaged materials
Special detailing for cold climates

Shade-tree lecture sessions will include:

Building layout
Materials collection & storage
Scrounging
Passive solar and Pattern Language design
Insulation and thermal mass
Budgeting and scheduling
Dealing with the Building Department
Working with volunteers/groups
Site safety
Window and door framing
Plumbing and electricity rough-ins

Our staff will include:

Deanne Bednar of Strawbale Studio
Chris Mcclellan of Uncle Mud

This is an excellent workshop to take if you are considering building your own home, cottage or shed.

Cost:
Full Price (after June 1) $1,100.00 USD
Early Bird Rate (before June 1, 2017) $825.00 SAVE $300!
Early Bird Group Rate (per person, before June 1, 2017) $750.00
Bring your friends and each of you will save!
Daily Rate $110
Half-price worktrade available. Please email info@naturalcottageproject.com for application.

Children may attend with their parent(s) for $10 per day to cover food

Workshop fee includes all meals (vegan friendly) and camping with some indoor spaces/beds available. Indoor showers are available and there is room for you to park your RV if you want to bring one. We offer some discounts for couples, families and groups. The Straw Bale Studio is a very family friendly place so plan on bringing the kids. Some Work-Trade positions are available. Please contact us at info@naturalcottageproject.com or 440-682-0502 for more details.

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