People are willing to sign up for, transport themselves to and even pay a fee for the privilege of helping others with alternative building projects, in order to learn that skill for themselves. Would you mind explaining how that constitutes "slave labor"?
Who kidnapped the participants from their homes, took them from their families, motivated them with whips to work till they drop?
If one doesn't think workshops are a fair exchange, one can simply watch YouTube videos.
@M Wilcox, What post was that in response to? Regardless, thanks for your response - agreed! Privileged, entitled folks who would compare a workshop to 400 years of slavery are out of their minds. Our workshops have been called life-changing experiences. That's what we've always aimed for.
We're super excited about our first planned workshop of April 2022, on the Navajo reservation in New Mexico. We're going to be building an earthbag tiny house and a ceremonial hogan. It's a week long workshop and in that time we hope to get the tiny house finished, foundation to roof, and at least get a good start on the hogan. Until the end of November, the workshop is 55% off. Hope to see you there! More info at sustainablelifeschool.com/workshops/
The April workshop fell through. We've listed a new one in Crestone, Colorado on June 1st - 5th. We're excited about this one as it will be the first time we have the opportunity to building with scoria, which is both lighter and more insulative than regular earthbags! More info at: https://sustainablelifeschool.com/workshops/.