Online Natural Building Course
June 15 - December 15, 2023
What is this course?
Why this course?
Our lead instructor, Sasha Rabin, has over 20 years of experience teaching hands-on natural building courses. Although Natural Building is a very hands-on, tactile experience, we have created a curriculum that will allow you to be guided through the process of learning these techniques at your own pace, on your own site.
Our goal with this course is to broaden the access to natural building education and knowledge.
Why Quail Springs?
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Our Built Environment
Methods and Materials
In this lesson we will go over many of the common types of earthen building methods, including cob, light straw clay, wattle and daub, adobe, and more.
Codes and Advocacy
A Fire-Safe Solution
How-to: Adobe Bricks
Project: Rocket Stove
Rocket stoves can be built and used in a variety of ways. Here we will show you how to mix cob, earthen plaster, and build a rocket stove designed for outdoor cooking.
Project: Cob Oven
A cob oven is a traditional style of a wood fired oven. In this lesson we will show you how to build your very own and finish it with a coat of earthen plaster.
Project: Earthbag Walls
Earthbag walls can be used as retaining walls, garden beds, foundations for buildings, and more. Here we share our tips and techniques for building with earthbag.
Earthen House Tours
Here we will take you on a tour through 7 different earthen buildings here at Quail Springs, showcasing the unique features of each as we go.
Passive Heating & Cooling
Follow our friend, Brad Lancaster around his house in Arizona as he shows us how he uses various methods of passive heating and cooling.
Live Sessions and Q&A
3 live group sessions and Q&A
4 months of online support
6 months of Access to all content
List of resources and books
Companion text to all video lessons
for those who can afford to partially sponsor another person's tuition
for those who can afford to pay the standard tuition cost