Natural Building Workshop: June 2nd-8th, 2018

Join Michael McDonough and a group of natural building enthusiasts in the construction of a wood-framed outdoor kitchen, with a cob wall supporting the counter-top. We will spend our mornings building the roof structure with timber. Our afternoons will focus on cob building and finishing cob with earth and lime plasters. There will also be opportunities to explore straw bale building and earth floors. 

Expect a rich week of natural and community building with the group. We'll work, learn, eat, and relax with each other in a positive, hard-working, fun atmosphere. Conversation on natural building will provide constant background chatter throughout the week. We'll work on site every day with a scheduled midweek rest. Evenings are unscheduled so folks have time to enjoy the site, explore nearby towns, or relax around the fire.  

  • Post and beam carpentry 
  • Cob building
  • Natural plasters


Registration is $700, group rates may be available upon inquiry. Three farm fresh meals will be prepared on-site daily. Camping is available and encouraged. Email or call (919) 685-0123 for details.