Natural Building Intensive Workshop
Photo Albums:
Our Project
Around the Solar Living Institute
Tour of Emerald Earth

Natural Building Intensive 
September 2007

Course description:

Get ready to play with mud! This six-day workshop is perfect for homeowners, commercial property owners and developers, contractors who wish to explore the full scope of natural building techniques and materials. In this hands-on, intensive setting, you will learn the basic skills you need to help you design and construct your own natural building.

This course will cover:

  • Materials including straw bale, cob, and more
  • Passive solar design & site analysis
  • Alternative foundations & materials
  • Sustainable plasters and paints
  • Energy efficient design
  • Recycled and non-toxic materials

Participants will gain hands-on experience by helping to build our intern village at the Solar Living Center.