About the Instructor
Jamie Manza began formally studying and practicing natural building in Asheville, NC at the Ashevillage Institute in 2013. He then immediately moved to northern California, where he was invited to teach a 9-day complete Cob Cottage course with Shawn King, a Cob Cottage Company associate. Last year, Jamie designed and built the Northeast's first bale-cob structure at Heart Song Sanctuary in High Falls, NY; the 250 square foot sauna won the hearts & minds of local builders, artists, and dozens of students. He thrives on procuring materials from nature (without killing trees) and using only human-powered tools. Most importantly, Jamie loves sharing his knowledge about sustainable building.
Come join us for a weekend of learning and playing in the mud.
During this workshop we will build an outdoor cob oven from start to finish.
This "work"shop will be hands-on, so plan on getting your hands (and feet) in the mud for most of the day each day. We will be using materials mostly provided by Mother Nature and human sweat equity to build something both aesthetically pleasing and useful.
During this workshop you will :
- Gain the confidence to build your own oven.
- Learn how to plan and build to fit your needs.
- Learn how to find and harvest the natural materials to build the oven.
- Learn how to mix the building materials.
- Discuss alternative building concepts.
-Meet and collaborate with like minded folks.
The fee for the 2 day workshop (with Lunch) is $125 per person paid in cash on the 1st day of the event.
** We have decided to reduce the price of the workshop by 20% to $100 to fill the last remaining spots**
We will offer onsite camping for those attending the class for an additional charge of
$35 for 1 tent site & 1 breakfast. Note : Additional breakfasts are $10 per person if multiple persons per tent.
Limit of 12 participants, so sign up now by contacting Joe or sending information below to reserve your spot .
Contact Joe @ 845-323-1705
When & Where
August 27 & 28, 2016
10am to 4pm
Rune Hill Sanctuary
413 Halsey Valley Rd
Spencer, NY 14883