Please read “The Natural Building Companion, Ace McArleton, Jacob Deva Racusin” (all in one, quite technical) or “The Handsculpted House, Ianto Evans, Michael G. Smith, Linda Smiley” (cob, inspirational) before arrival, you won’t have much time to read them during the workshop. Watch some videos on YouTube about natural building and browse our gallery to get an idea of what to expect from the workshop. Please bring your book(s) and any other books or poems to share as well as slideshows, videos, movies, and downloaded building site music playlists!!!
Make sure to take care of your personal needs, drink a lot of water, rest when needed and exert yourself at a steady pace. Let us know if you cannot do hard physical work before the workshop begins, so we can adjust accordingly. It is totally OK to come for the lecture/theory part, and then help the building part in less physically demanding ways, for example cutting straw, sifting for plaster, hammering nails into frames or shelves, sculpting, plastering, cutting bottles. There is a lot to do besides making and building!