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Kleiwerks 2014 Natural Building Workshops in Asheville, NC  RSS feed

Kathryn Blau
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July 26-August 2, 2014
Asheville, NC, USA
Hosted by Kleiwerks International at the Ashevillage Institute & Sanctuary

The Natural Building Extravaganza (NBX) offers a comprehensive smorgasbord of hands-on workshops, classes, slideshows, field trips and special projects. Participants will learn how to create beautiful, affordable, natural dwellings using local clay, sand, straw, bamboo, and other abundant and salvaged materials.

Hands-on projects
• Wall systems: Cob, adobe, slipstraw, wattle & daub, and more
• Oh, the glorious art of mixing and making with mud, quickly
• Natural finishes: Earthen and lime plasters and paints
• Fire systems: Wood-fired oven & Rumford Fireplace
• Roofing: Connections, considerations & installation

Theory & presentations
• Community mud stories from around the world
• Characteristics of natural materials & Mud 101
• Natural engineering & structural integrity
• Designing a Nest: Intuitive home design
• Pro’s & con’s of various wall systems
• Site selection & passive solar design
• Basics of electricity & plumbing
• Thermal mass & insulation
• Foundations & drainage
• Straw bale building
• Earthen floors
• Living roofs
• And more

Details and registration info at http://ashevillage.org/natural-building-extravaganza
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