Natural Building Workshop: September 15th-17th 2017

Join Michael McDonough and a group of natural building enthusiasts in the completion of a straw bale and earth cottage built with materials from the land. We'll finish cob walls with earth and lime plasters, work with round-wood carpentry and earth floors.  

Expect a rich week of natural building as part of a tight-knit group. We'll work, learn, eat, and relax with one another in a productive and fun environment. We'll work on-site daily with a scheduled mid-week rest. Evenings are unscheduled so folks have time to enjoy the site, explore nearby towns, and relax around the fire.  

  • Build cob walls with local soil
  • Learn about earth and lime plasters
  • Learn round-wood carpentry basics
  • Learn earthen floor basics


Registration is $350, 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.