Natural Building Workshops and Volunteer Opportunities
The process of building my own cob and bale house was empowering and a tremendous growth experience. While not everyone desires to build their own home, there is great benefit from learning a skill that allows you to improve any living space. Plastering the walls of a bedroom, tearing out the carpet and installing an earthen floor, or building an earthen oven, all can have profound benefits. I encourage you to explore.
All workshops are hands-on, since I believe we learn best by doing. They are physical by nature and encourage each person to work at a sustainable pace. By seeking feedback and tailoring each workshop for the participants, I strive to meet the needs of each person. Courses are supportive, fun, and open to people of all ages and orientations. By developing new friendships and exploring issues of sustainability and community, I hope to make each workshop a meaningful experience. I look forward to learning and playing with you.
This last year has been pretty quite on the workshop and community build fronts. Most of my work has been contracting and design where physical distancing is possible. As vaccination rates improve and Corona virus cases drop I am looking forward to the possibility of more in-person events. I have a couple projects at my home that I hope to take on but don't have firm dates yet. The first is a patio roof for my studio and the second is a garden shed which will likely be stick framed and possibly insulated with straw-clay. If you are interested helping out with either please let me know. For information about next year's courses and projects please check back here in early spring, send me a note, or friend me on Facebook. Please note your natural building interest in the friend request. In the mean time, I wish you health and balance.
Timberframe patio roof - volunteer opportunity Dates TBD Oak Grove, OR
This is the year for me to upgrade my patio cover to a proper roof. I'm waiting until dates for professional commitments have solidified before I post dates for my own project.
Garden Shed - volunteer opportunity Dates TBD Oak Grove, OR
This is a possible fall project and is contingent on my work load at that time.