In this permaskills Natural Building Workshop on 29-30 Oct / 5-6 Nov 2022 we are making an Earthen Floor for Alexandra and thrive in Malta. There are no skill requirements. You will learn everything you need to make an Earthen Floor.

workshop students pouring an Earthen Floor in Portugal
workshop students pouring an Earthen Floor in Portugal

On October 29-30 and November 5-6, 2022 we will run another permaskills Natural Building Workshop in Gozo (Malta). This workshop will provide you plenty of opportunities to get hands-on experience in Natural Building, all the skills and especially the confidence you need to make an Earthen Floor for yourself. We will also be talking about active and passive heat management through floor heating and thermal mass.

Certificationpermaskills Natural Building Certificate
Instruction languageEnglish / English & German
Certification Levels4 days: Earthen Floors
DateOct 29-30 and Nov 5-6, 2022
LocationGozo, Malta
Building StyleEarthen Floor
InstructorRobert Brendler
HostsAlexandra and thrive Malta

Registration & Payment

The fees for this permaskills Natural Building Workshop on 29-30 Oct / 5-6 Nov 2022 (including Tuition and Meals) are 353€,
please register at www.thrivemalta.com/cob

Registration is limited to 10 students. Registration deadline: Oct 22nd.

Project: Earthen Floor

In this permaskills Natural Building Workshop we will make an Earthen Floor for a 7m diameter geodesic dome for Alexandra and thrive Malta. The workshop will only contain the first 2 layers. You will get everything you need to finish the final layer during the course. The final layer will be happening after the first 2 layers have properly dried. Depending on weather conditions this can take 7-14 days. We will be finishing the final layer in cooperation with the Estonian artist Maari Soekov.

Workshop: Natural Building Introduction – Earthen Floors

This permaskills Natural Building Workshop consists of theoretical instruction (in English or English & German) with lectures & graphics as well as hands-on construction for 6 – 7 hours a day. The successful completion of these Workshops gives you a Natural Building Certificate.

In this permaskills Natural Building Workshop you can build an Earthen Floor with your own hands. We are trying to use only natural materials, so you know exactly what you are working and surround yourself with.

a group of graduated natural builders on a reciprocal roof
a group of graduated natural builders on a reciprocal roof

Workshop Requirements

There are no skill requirements for this permaskills Natural Building Workshop! That said, it certainly won’t hurt if you know some things and put it to good use or share it with others. Nobody is perfect and we are always curious to learn other ways of doing things.

Workshop Instructor

Robert 'Cob-Rob' Brendler enjoying a cob mix at a permaskills natural building workshop
Robert ‘Cob-Rob’ Brendler

Robert ‘Cob-Rob’ Brendler has been doing construction work since the age of 12 when he accompanied his grandpa on construction sites during his summer vacation. He’s a Jack of all trades, experienced in Masonry, Carpentry, Plumbing, Electrical Wiring, Home Automation, Cob Building & Sculpting, Green-Roofs, Non Violent Communication, Teaching and Team-Building and is bringing it all together to give you a complete experience from foundation to roof. Robert loves the Natural Building Community and bringing together the kind of people that are interested in it. He loves teaching and the look on faces when people succeed in doing things they never imagined they could do.

Lecture with Rob
Theory lesson with Rob

Registration & Payment

The fees for this permaskills Natural Building Workshop on 29-30 Oct / 5-6 Nov 2022(including Tuition and Meals) are 353€,
please register at www.thrivemalta.com/cob

Registration is limited to 10 students. Registration deadline: Oct 22nd.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING YOU!!!!

Aliona and Robert in Chile 2019 creating a new style of cob dancing!
Aliona and Robert in Chile 2019 creating a new style of cob dancing!
marie, permaskills' youngest student
marie, our youngest student