Workshops

SpiritWood Natural Building will not be offering classes until 2021. Times, locations and cost will be posted on this page as soon as we know. For inquiries on what we do or for consultation work contact us at spiritwoodnaturalbuilding@gmail.com

We highly suggest any natural building or other permaculture related questions get posted to the Permies forums which will undoubtedly be answered by a number of knowledgeable individuals.

18 comments:

  1. Hi,
    I watched your video on YouTube and was very much impressed.
    Thank you for being so generous and letting us into your home.
    My question is about the raised beds. How did you build those?

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    1. Hi, those beds are ferrocement. You can find some great instruction online, but basically they are expanded steel lathe that are then plastered with a portland cement. You can do very thin applications which means the amount of cement you need is very little.

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  2. Hello, I found you through a youtube video from Tiny House Giant Journey. I adore cob homes and think what you are doing is wonderful. My 17 year old son and I will be taking a pre-graduation trip to Glacier and other sites in MT and SD summer of 2021 and I would love to schedule it around one of your workshops. Do you email schedules? my email address is hultz_murphy@yahoo.com (there is an underscore between the two last names that sometimes doesn't show up when I'm typing it.) Thank you, Shannon Murphy - Minot, ND

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  3. YouTube brought me here you all have a beautiful home.

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  4. YouTube brought me here you have a beautiful home looking forward to learning more.

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  5. Hello lovely people, do you offer online classes? I am living in Romania and next year, I am planning to start building my strawbale + cob home. Thank you.

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    1. Hello, we don't have anything online yet, but I would do as much research on Permies.com as you can before you build. We didn't take any classes on natural building, but had to teach ourselves. Good luck!

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  6. I just saw your video on YouTube and I loved it. I wonder when will you guys start teaching? Thanks

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  7. By the way, I wonder how long does it take to build a house like yours?

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  8. Hi, I saw your video and loved what you guys built. I would love to see if you are going to offer any workshops to teach others. I know you taught yourself....You guys did an amazing job. Thank you for sharing your "world" with us. It looks amazing.

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  9. Would you consider coming to help our family build our home in NW Missouri? We would like some hands on mentoring/training. Building a hyperadobe earthbag house starting spring 2021. Will have many different natural building elements, need mentoring on each for our family and community coming to help.

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    1. Hi Hannah, unfortunately we won't be able to help this spring with your build. I know that Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage is also in NW Missouri and has quite a few natural builders that may be interested. I would suggest visiting them, or contacting them to see if anyone is interested in doing a workshop for your build. Good luck!

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  10. Hi Both,

    We are a couple preparing to build a home in Portugal. We have recently watched your video online and were inspired by your energy and passion for this approach to building and living.

    We would really appreciate a chance to talk with you about your house and living situation in general! Would it be possible to arrange a video call with you as we have a few questions (we are new to natural building!)

    Hope you are both well in these strange times
    Warmly,
    Adam

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    1. Hello, if you would like to email us at spiritwoodnaturalbuilding@gmail.com we can definitely talk more about what you plan to do and set up a time to videochat! Thanks.

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  11. I came across some land in Georgia and want to build cobb homes on it. I was wondering if you would be able to assist me?

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    1. Hi cash. Feel free to email us at spiritwoodnaturalbuilding@gmail.com for more help. We won't be able to make it down to Georgia, but we can give some pointers remotely and get you in touch with some natural builders in your area if you are interested in hands on help.

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  12. That would be great you can send the information to kings.grewllc@yahoo.com

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  13. I came here via the Tiny House YouTube video and wow...! However, I did have a question about your electricity/power situation. As it wasn't covered, I'm curious about it, especially during the winter. Thanks :)

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