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 year the Coronavirus has prevented large workshops. Most of my work this year has been contracting and design where physical distancing is possible. As fall approaches my focus is shifting to teaching ceramics at Pacific University. The last project I hope to take on is a patio roof for my studio, although it is looking doubtful. If you are interested 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 work party 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'll need to wait until dates for floating professional commitments have solidified before I post dates for my own project.