Time: October 1, 2010 at 8am to October 10, 2010 at 7pm
Location: New Jura
City/Town: Hempstead, Texas
Website or Map: http://newjurabuilding.info
Event Type: 10, day, owner, builder, cob, workshop
Organized By: David Reed
Latest Activity: Aug 22, 2010
David here once again from New Jura Natural Building, we are announcing our 10 day owner builder workshop at my land in Hempstead, Texas.
We will be working on a hybrid cob/earthship home, this will be utilizing both building techniques into one sustainable home.
During the workshop we will teach you the fundamentals of building with cob from foundation to finish, when you leave you will know everything needed to build your own cob home. Classes will be held daily with a break day on the 6th of Oct. at which time we will be visiting The Blackwood Educational Land Institute (http://www.blackwoodland.org/). This is an intensive build so be prepared to get in and get dirty.
We will be serving vegan friendly foods throughout the workshop, (If you are a vegan or RAW foods chef and interested in work trading for this workshop please contact me on email, The more the merrier).
Accommodations during the workshop will be your own camping or RV or you are more than welcome to purchase a hotel room from nearby town of Hempstead. We are an off grid community and will not be able to offer power to your tent or RV.
We ask that you bring a new 6'x8' tarpaulin to mix cob on so everyone will be able to experience mixing. Bring clothes that you don’t mind trashing as cob mixing will do that.
Hot showers will be provided and composting toilets are also provided.
There is the opportunity for a couple of persons to stay on as live in hands if there is interest and you can speak to me more about that through email.
Early arrival is suggested to assure a nice spot close to the cob site, I would suggest a day before the workshop begins.
I will be offering work trade for this workshop and will limit 5 spots for this and you can email me about this also.
This is private land and maps will only be given to confirmed participants.
I have made provisions for a work-trade in place of fee and you can find more information here -
http://newjurabuilding.info/ then click the work-trade tab
The fee for this event is $500 per Adult with discounts for groups and early registration.
Children are free to attend and will have activities such as cob sculpturing and adobe brick making and natural earth painting with pigments.
Paypal payments can be made to Dude@newjurabuilding.info
We are asking for a minimum of $200 as a deposit on or before Sept. 10th and the remainder due by the first day of the workshop.
David Reed – Dude@NewJuraBuilding.info
Phone - 806-444-0257
Once again, this land is private land and only confirmed attendee's will receive directions.