Natural Building Workshop

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Date(s) - Sunday August 14, 2016 - Friday August 19, 2016
All Day

The Black Range Lodge, 50 Kingston Main Street, Kingston

Contact: Catherine Wanek
Builders Without Borders

Got mud? You’ll find it here, along with straw bales, stones, locally-harvested lumber and more, plus practitioners who will show you the art of natural building. Builders Without Borders is offering a natural building workshop in Kingston, New Mexico August 14 through 19, 2016. Contractor Frank Meyer of Austin, TX, plus authors and builders Doni Kiffmeyer and Kaki Hunter will teach participants how to build with straw-bales and cob, and plaster with clay and lime. Workshop fees include camping and meals.

Derek Roff and Catherine Wanek of Builders Without Borders, will also give presentations on Straw Bale Building Design Essentials, Composting Toilets, and Rainwater Harvesting. The workshop location is in Kingston, NM, at the Black Range Lodge. The Lodge is a bed and breakfast and retreat center for sustainable living, and B&B accommodations are also available.

Builders Without Borders is an educational non-profit organization supporting sustainable shelter in areas of need. Currently BWB is designing seismically-stable, eco-friendly buildings for rebuilding after the Nepal earthquake last year. See for more information. Persons interested in attending the workshop can email or call 575-895-5652.

Cost: $95 per day or $395 for 6 days
Natural Building Workshop
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