I'm sure it will come as no surprise that Covid has put a hold on our Uncle Mud jobs and workshops and fair appearances. We are fortunate to have a comfortable safe place to hole up. We have been considering how we might safely invite a small group to join us.
Our primary concern is safety. We don't feel it would be prudent given the Covid situation to open up to anywhere near our normal number of workshop participants. If you have been practicing social distancing (minimal contact with the public, hand washing, masks and physical separation etc) and are willing to continue it with us and respect the risks of any sort of gathering AND you want to get your hands muddy this may be the thing for you.
From July 6 to 24 Uncle Mud and Family are hosting a small Natural Building and Living internship at our rural home east of Cleveland Ohio. Hands-on lessons include stone foundations, round pole framing, cob and straw-clay, windows and doors, earthen plasters, earthen floors, limewash, natural paints, living roofs and more. Shade-tree lectures and campfire discussions include building code, harvesting materials, natural design, as well as passive heating and cooling. Break-out sessions will also be offered on request in PermacultureGardening, Rocket stoves and heaters, solarhot water, composting toilets and related topics.
For social distancing purposes our projects and living space will be spread out over multiple buildings (mainly outside) including a cob and bale cottage, a bottle and cob bath house, and a barn and manufactured house we are renovating with Natural Materials. As safety and weather permit we will include field trips to nearby parks, swimming holes and Natural Building projects.
Tuition includes all activities, your own camping spot, hot showers, snacks and vegan-friendly whole foods we prepare together, and all the fun you can stuff in. The workshop and site are family friendly, with lots for the kids to do too. Space is limited. Tuition for the three week internship is $1250 with sliding scale discounts for groups. Partial work-trade scholarships are available. A treehouse and other upgraded accommodations are available at additional cost on a first-come basis. Social distancing will be practiced including face coverings, our best efforts to give each other proper room, and minimal outside interaction.
Contact Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org or 440-221-6609 to sign up with the group rate or worktrade discount or get on our contact list.
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