2014 Workshop Schedule
Earthen Oven Workshop, May 3-4 / Laytonville, CA. / $125 (description below sign up at Solar Living Institute)
Click to download Workshop flier and info sheet! (704Kb PDF)

Complete Cob Cottage in 9 Days, June 6-15 / Point Arena, CA. / $880


Complete Cob Cottage in 9 Days, July 11-20 / Point Arena, CA. / $880


Earthen Plasters weekend workshop, July 25-27 / Point Arena, CA. / $240


Lime Fresco, Mexican traditions (pre and post hispanic
artforms), modern applications
September 19-21 / Point Arena, CA. /
$260
Join Pedro Cenzontle and Dave Gonzales In this hands-on lime fresco workshop.
Topics covered include:
Mexican prehispanic mural painting, Frescos from XVI century monasteries and the revolutionary Mexican muralist movement from the XX century. Theory: The lime cycle, Light color and perception, pattern design.
Practical: Extraction of pigments from clay and other minerals, preparing the surface and lots of painting.


20% off for full payment 90 days in advance; 10% off for over 30 days in advance; 10% off for family and friends coming together. Maximum total discount 25%.

Food and tent camping space are included in the workshop price!

Earthen Oven Workshop: Cob ovens combine the utility of a wood-fired, retained-heat oven with the ease and timeless beauty of earthen construction. Building one will appeal to bakers, builders, and beginners of all kinds. Learn the ancient pattern with a modern twist. Kirk Mobert teaches how to build an earthen oven with new features that reduce smoke by a significant amount.

The SunDog 9-day workshop
is designed to teach ordinary people the skills to build their own cob cottages, from the foundation to the roof. Our projects are small, mostly under 200 square feet, geared towards attaining a high level of completion in a short amount of time.
We'll take you through an intensive, step by step, instructional course on how to: site/design, excavate, build a foundation, build the walls, AND get the roof assembled on a small cob cottage.

This course, created by Bryan and Kirk, is the result of several years of experience teaching the "$1000 House" course at Cob Cottage Co. We've taken 3 weeks of instruction and condensed it into 9 days.

Our weekend workshops are for adding to your natural building skill-set in an inexpensive, time convenient way. Low cost, low risk, get your chops up or just test the Natural Building waters. During these courses we teach practical skills that can be taken home Sunday night, put into practice Monday morning.




     



     



     






Got questions? info@sundogbuilders.net / 707.884.3831 / P.O. Box 791 Point Arena, CA 95468