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Please join me in welcoming Molly Murphy and Clare Kenny, two of the authors of Mudgirls Manifesto: Handbuilt Homes, Handcrafted Lives)




Read the book review here!

Molly and Clare will be hanging out in the forums until Friday, June 22nd, 2018 answering questions and sharing their knowledge with you all.

At the end of the week, we'll make a draw for 4 lucky winners to win a copy of this book! From now until Friday, all new posts in the natural building forum are eligible to win.

Winners within North America receive a physical copy of this book, and winners outside North America will receive an e-book.

To win, you must use a name that follows our naming policy and you must have your email set up to receive  the Daily-ish email.

The winners will be notified by Personal Moosage and must respond within 24 hours. Only the winners who respond within that timeframe will receive their book. Watch for a PM, and a notice in this thread announcing the winners!

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!
 
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Welcome Molly and Clare,

I've heard so many good things about your book from Nicole. 

Thanks for coming and chatting with us!
 
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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.
 
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hi everyone.

it is an honour and a pleasure to be here.

stacy---i would love to know which podcast you heard us on!

i find this whole forum amazing, intimidating, and wonderfully informative. i look forward to putting my best brain forward.
 
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Molly - I heard you on the Permaculture Podcast. Enjoyed it very much.
 
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hey everybody! Thanks for having us. This is a mindbogglingly wonderful universe you have here. The Permaculture Podcast was fun to do - Scott Mann is such a generous interviewer and a philosophical soul! Should I put the link here...? Here goes -
http://www.thepermaculturepodcast.com/2018/1818/

nice to meet you!
Clare
 
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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. ;)
 
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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.
 
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molly murphy wrote:She thinks we are a bit funny. ;)



The bit about pants! I nearly died! I had to have my husband read it (not out-loud! I didn't need my four year old getting ideas and dropping his drawers in defiance in public!)
 
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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.
                             Welcome!
 
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Welcome Clare and Molly! Great to have you visiting.
 
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Welcome mudgirls!  Glad to have you here!

It's great to have people who are building things.
 
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Welcome to permies!
 
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thank you for the kind welcomes. this place is nice.
 
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clare & molly - hello from Colorado and Oklahoma!!
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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.
 
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yup, the rat race keeps us too busy making ends meet o stop and shift and actually pay attention.
 
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Hi Molly and Clare
Welcome!
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.
Thanks
Lucy
 
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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!
 
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aw well emma, thank you.
you should still come to a workshop!
 
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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.

The winners of this weeks event are ...

denise ra
Daniel Ray
Casie Becker
James Whitelaw


Congratulations!
You'll be receiving a PM in your inbox soon and you have 24 hours to reply to win your prize.

For those of you who didn't win this week but still want a copy of this book (and who wouldn't with such brilliant mudgirls), please click here and your purchase will help feed the empire so we can more brilliant authors come and visit with us.

Stay tune to the daily-ish for future events.  It will be announced there first! 
 
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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
 
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