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Sustainable Life School Earthbag Building Class of June 2021.

This event is being offered at a great discount. Usually I would charge at least $200, but since it is a fundraiser for a place that is near and dear to my heart, we are offering it for over 50% off!

I am tremendously excited to be leading this cob pizza oven building workshop on May 4th and 5th, 2024, at Woodson Branch Nature School near Marshall, NC! Woodson Branch is my son’s school and I’d just like to say what a wonderful place it is for the kids. This benefit will help the school in two ways: financially, and they will have the pizza oven for use during future fundraising events. Participants will learn how to build their own cob ovens and bring delicious baked goods and community into their own lives!

The hours of the workshop will be from 10 to 4 both days. 

On 5/4 we will be building the base and burn chamber of the cob oven. We may get to some of the insulative layer as well. 

On 5/5 we will be building the insulative layer of the oven and applying the finishing plaster and the beautifying outer plaster.

Please share this event with your friends and help spread the word!

The cost is $90 for both days or $50 for one. 

Register using the button below and thank you for getting involved and supporting an awesome cause!

On sale for $300 (50% off) until the end of April!

In June of 2022, our friend Willow hosted 20-something of us during earthbag building workshop in Crestone, CO. I heard several people express how life-changing this experience was. Not only were we surrounded by the astonishing, otherworldly beauty of the high desert and Southern Colorado Rocky Mountains, but there was a special energy as a group of strangers came together around a common project and became friends. Now, in September of 2024, Willow will be hosting a second such event and I am thrilled to be a part of it.

During this workshop, participants will get hands-on experience building an earthbag house with scoria (insulative volcanic rock that weighs half as much as dirt). Participants will also be learning the basics of earth plastering and we will cover many other aspects of designing and building an earthbag house. A workshop like this is a great introduction to the method and a terrific chance to meet a group of cool, open-minded folks.

This workshop will be held in beautiful Crestone, Colorado from September 19th-22nd, 2024. 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. 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)