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Cob Hill 21-Day Natural Building Certification Course

This action-packed, hands-on/feet-on workshop is for adults who wish to begin their learning journey toward helping others realize their natural building dreams as part of a build crew or to supervise their own home build! Natural building is tough. Are you tougher? Find out here.

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Cob Hill 21-Day Natural Building Certification Course
Cob Hill 21-Day Natural Building Certification Course

Time & Location

Jun 01, 2024, 5:00 PM – Jun 22, 2024, 5:00 PM

Hughes Springs, 712 Co Rd 2913, Hughes Springs, TX 75656, USA

About the Event

This action-packed, hands-on/feet-on workshop is for adults who wish to begin their learning journey toward helping others realize their natural building dreams as part of a build crew or to supervise their own home build!   Natural building is tough.  Are you tougher?  Find out during 21 days at Cob Hill Natural Building School, as Cat Taylor teaches the techniques and skills you will need to get from the foundation to the roofing system.

Hands on experience covering

  • site selection
  • home designing
  • passive solar
  • soil testing
  • foundations dig a rubble trench pier and beam
  • stack a stone stem wall (dry stacking)
  • cob building
  • bale cob
  • straw bale
  • palletable cob
  • timber framing
  • windows and doors
  • LSC - light straw clay insulation
  • roof designs
  • living roofs
  • roof sheathing
  • tree felling
  • log peeling
  • log milling (saw mill)
  • earthen plasters
  • Shou Sugi Ban(Japanese art of waterproofing wood)
  • Leading a team
  • Real time home build experience
  • class time
  • basic electric
  • basic plumbing
  • facts and myths in natural building
  • common mistakes in natural building
  • choosing build style
  • project planning
  • budgeting
  • acquiring materials
  • purchasing property and permits
  • correct placement of building
  • water catchment
  • composting toilets
  • Primitive tent camping sites are available near the build including access to hot showers, plus 3 plant-based meals a day are included in your tuition! You will need to bring your own camping gear, contact us if this is an issue. (See FAQ section of naturalbuildingorg.com)  Prospective attendees, please be advised that we are unable to accommodate guests, children or pets on site for the duration of the workshop; however, there are nearby lodging options available for them including Daingerfield State Park, as well as two boarding options within 30 minutes of Cob Hill.
  • The $1890 tuition includes a $200 deposit to secure your spot that is is non-refundable unless NaturalBuildingOrg has to cancel the workshop for some unforeseen reason. If registration includes two or more people there is a $50 discount per person. Active duty military personnel and honorably discharged veterans with valid ID or DD214 may select the appropriate tuition tier to receive 20% off, and eligible Cob Hill Lifetime of Learning (L.o.L.) Members can register as such by selecting that tuition tier.  If you do not pay in full, the balance will automatically be charged to your card 45 days prior to start date unless you cancel prior to that.  You can prepurchase Cob Hill Natural Book on registration for $30. Please see also our Payment and Refund Policy at NaturalBuildingOrg.com.

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  • 21-Day Natural Building Cert

    From $520.00 to $1,890.00
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