Our workshops are as much about community building as natural building. They’ve been called “life-changing.” Join us and find out why.

Earthbag Tiny House Workshop

On sale for $400 (60% off) until the end of August!

It’s no secret that the tiny house craze is sweeping the nation. People, sick of bloated McMansion living, are rebelling and purposefully living small. Conventional stick-built tiny homes can get quite costly but, using earthbags, we can build them much stronger and at a fraction of the cost (the tiny house we built at our 2019 workshop cost less than $1800!). 

We are pleased to be offering this natural building workshop during the peak of leaf season in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains on October 13th – 16th, one hour north of Asheville, NC. During this workshop, participants will get hands-on experience with many aspects of earthbag building. We will also discuss house design, site selection, roof and foundation types, and much, much more! Signing up for this workshop entitles the participant to spend as much time as they would like on the project but no refunds will be given for those who leave early.

Primitive camping is available for free on site or at a nearby campground. Morning coffee and lunch will be served daily. The hours of the workshop will be from 10am to 5pm on each day, with an hour-long break for lunch. Click the button below to sign up or use the contact page to ask any questions you might have. Shortly after you pay, the address and other details will be sent to you. We look forward to seeing you there!

Cancellation policy: If a participant cancels six weeks or more before the scheduled beginning date, a full refund minus paypal fees and $25 will be given. Between six weeks and one month, half of the money, minus paypal fees, will be refunded. Less than one month before the begin date, no refund will be given. In any cases of cancellation, one can also use their credit towards a later workshop or towards consultation (availability permitting). (Updated 3-15-22)

Rocket Stove Cob Pizza Oven Workshop

On sale for $200 (60% off) until the end of August!

Chris McClellan (Uncle Mud) is an internationally renowned, natural building superstar. Come join us as Mud teaches us how to build a custom rocket stove and cob pizza oven hybrid which will also be used to efficiently warm our hot tub in the winter! At the heart of this build will be a cottage rocket, Chris’ proprietary all-in-one rocket stove. We will surround it in cob and build the pizza oven on top. 

Rocket stoves are a super-efficient way of producing heat for many uses. By warming mass using this method, folks can reduce their heating costs by over 90% AND it’s a great way to cook a pizza! Below is a picture of a cob oven that was used to cook pizzas at Crestone Brewing Company in beautiful Crestone, CO.

Cob Pizza Oven

We are pleased to be offering this rocket stove and cob pizza oven workshop during the peak of leaf season in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains on October 28th – 29th, one hour north of Asheville, NC. During this workshop, participants will get hands-on experience building a rocket stove and cob oven hybrid. Signing up for this workshop entitles the participant to spend as much time as they would like on the project but no refunds will be given for those who leave early.

Primitive camping is available for free on site or at a nearby campground. Morning coffee and lunch will be served both days. There will be access to a sawdust toilet and an outdoor shower. Click the button below to sign up or use the contact page to ask any questions you might have. Shortly after you pay, the address and other details will be sent to you. We look forward to seeing you there!

Cancellation policy: If a participant cancels six weeks or more before the scheduled beginning date, a full refund minus paypal fees and $25 will be given. Between six weeks and one month, half of the money, minus paypal fees, will be refunded. Less than one month before the begin date, no refund will be given. In any cases of cancellation, one can also use their credit towards a later workshop or towards consultation (availability permitting). (Updated 3-15-22)

Buy Both Workshops for an Additional $100 Off ($1000 off total)!