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Want to Learn How to Build Your Own Natural Home?
- The Year of Mud Natural Building Workshops -

2014 marks an exciting year — it’s our first season hosting natural building workshops in our new home location of Berea, Kentucky. This year we are hosting Timber Frame, Cob Oven, and Cob Building workshops. See details below, and sign up to receive the latest announcements about new and upcoming courses.

The Year of Mud 2014 Curriculum

Timber Frame Workshop (Clear Creek Festival, outside Berea, Kentucky)
Cob Oven Workshop  (Clear Creek Festival, outside Berea, Kentucky)
Cob Building Workshop  (Forest Retreats, Berea, Kentucky)

2013 Curriculum

natural-building-workshop-01Cob Oven Workshop at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage
Timber Frame Workshop at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage

2012 Curriculum

Straw Bale Building 2012 Workshop at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage
Timber Framing 2012 Workshop at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage

Natural Building Workshop Testimonials

“This was one of the best experiences of my life.” – Jeff P.,  Straw Bale Workshop 2012 participant

“We have talked nonstop about the workshop. It was GREAT! We learned a lot and are really inspired. I think that anytime I want to learn something I will start with a workshop… I am recommending your workshop to everyone.” - Callie C., Cob Oven Workshop 2013 participant

Natural Building Workshops: Cob Oven“I can’t say enough about how much I enjoyed my time in the workshop, at DR and with you and April and the other workshop attendees. Seems like I’ve been talking about it non-stop since I left there. Not only did I learn a lot about cob, but I feel like I learned about many other things as well.” – Paul M., Cob Oven 2013 participant

“Loved learning things I never knew before, working with other folks, accomplishing things together that we could not do alone, [and] seeing something big come together before our eyes. Ziggy and April were wonderful organizers and hosts. Lots of thought and preparation!” – Margaret W., Timber Framing Workshop 2013 participant

“I am so grateful to those of you in the community who genuinely are on fire to effect positive change for our nation, in its immediacy; and the planet, in the realm beyond the daily carrying of water and chopping wood.” – Shand K., Timber Framing Workshop 2012 participant

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