why rising earth?

The title of this blog draws from my time as an apprentice at the Cob Cottage Company in costal Oregon. If you spend time with natural building folk, you'll eventually find yourself around a fire, sing silly songs about cob and natural building. Folks usually refer to these oftentimes improvised tunes as "cobsongs". I often sang..."There is a house in old coquille, they call the rising earth, it's been the work of many hands, and you know what that's worth..."

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Natural Building Workshops Spring 2014

Greg Allen and Michael McDonough are happy to announce the upcoming opportunities to learn about natural building through hands-on experience in the North Carolina piedmont:

workshops spring 2014:

Intro to Natural Building through earthen plasters [link]
April 26-27
Pickard's Mountain Eco-Institute
Chapel Hill, NC

7- Day Earthen Building Immersion [link]
May 4-10
Mud Dauber School of Natural Building
Snow Camp, NC

9-Day The Permitted Natural Home [link]
May 17-25
Mud Dauber School of Natural Building
Snow Camp, NC

Follow the links above for more info, email with questions and registration information. We're happy to chat about the courses on the phone as well. risingearthbuilding@gmail.com

These workshops mark an exciting development as Greg and Danielle begin to host workshops at their home and initiate the Mud Dauber School of Natural Building!