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As a special treat, Molly and Clare will also be hanging out in the social justice forum, answering questions and talking about equality and activism through the lens of renegade natural builders.
Please remember that we favor perennial discussion. The threads you start will last beyond the event. You don't need to use Molly or Clare's name get their attention. We like these threads to be accessible to everyone, and some people may not post their experiences if the thread is directed to the authors alone.
Posts in this thread won't count as an entry to win the book, but please say "Hi!" to Molly and Clare and make them feel welcome!
Hi Molly and Clare, I just got back from my morning walk during which I listened a podcast with an interview of you. Although I'd already heard others talking about your collective at a natural building workshop I attended in Willits this year. Always glad to here about more women in permaculture.
I found the podcast. It was pretty great. Clare, you are so clever. I'm looking forward to seeing what unfolds here.
Hey clare, did you read the great review by Nicole above? She thinks we are a bit funny. ;)
Oh wow! That's such an awesome review. Thanks Nicole! You are right about the how-to's - we went light on the how-tos' in favour of the experiential & organizing aspects of keeping a group healthy and fun and sustainable. We continue to be inspired by some really great how-to books out there, and forums like permies.com where people can share their successes and challenges directly, so we thought we'd share what we think we have to offer that's kind of unique about us & the way we do things. That said, as you pointed out, there's a handy dandy tips section.
Quick n dirty, you might say, heh heh. Mud puns!! We just can't get enough.
What's up mudgirls!
I can't wait to see what else you have up your sleeves. I watched the review videos and it took me on a journey. I love what your doing; it inspired me to try to make that mud bench and maybe a small structure.
Hello and welcome, just happy to see the building of basic human safety and security. If a population can slow down, that is warm dry safe place free from daily employment as a requirement to pay for unsustainable buildings, we might create better governance. Basic safety and security provides time to think. I'll listen to the podcast tomorrow. Thanks.
Hi Molly and Clare
Was wondering if you had ever come across underground rammed earth house building? Bill Mollison and Geoff Lawton say it´s the cheapest and quickest way to build following a ring/turkey nest dam/pond design making it flood proof, fire proof etc. I'm looking for anyone with info on the subject and experience building. Would love to build here in Spain and run it as a workshop so looking for a facilitator Would plan on using a digger for the main excavation rather than doing it by hand.
Any help / info would be most welcome.
Hi Molly and Clare, I love what you both are doing to make natural building accessible to everyone, including us with kids! It seems like we live in a society sometimes that forgets individuals once they have kids, or just isn't flexible with that. I was going to take a workshop with ya'll a few years ago when my son was little, and things fell through, but it was empowering for me to feel welcomed into your community with my son. So thank you!
Molly and Clare, thank you so much for spending time with us this week. Such an empowering book!
Feel free to stop by any time and let me know when your next book comes out.
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Congratulations you lucky four. i expect a 250 word report by the end of the summer!!
or at least let me know what part was your favourite. ;)
no, really, it has been quite amazing sharing this space with such incredible minds . i can actually feel the combined brilliance from my couch!
i hope a few of you one day take a workshop with us and that those that do choose to read our book enjoy it, find it inspiring and go out there and make things all while having fun!
thank you for all the welcomes and the encouraging words.
molly and the mudgirls