Four-Month Women’s Natural Building Apprenticeship:
Four-month women’s natural building apprenticeship:
June – Sept 2012, Asheville, NC, USA!
Today’s building industry uses half of our planet’s resources, yet healthy, time-tested, affordable, and soulful construction alternatives exist. These alternatives are based on reclaiming and refining the use of local clays, sand, straw, stone, wood, other abundant and recycled materials. Coupled with small footprint and Permaculture design systems, natural building technologies can play a profound role in creating powerful processes that are good for people and our planet. Natural building is a growing global movement that affirms and strengthens communities worldwide.
This 4-month, hands-on Apprenticeship brings together a close-knit team of women to live, learn, build (and have a blast) with Liz Johndrow as lead builder, and her assistants, veteran natural builders and community members. This is an incredible opportunity! Participants will learn how to build an entire cottage from start-to-finish, using a variety of natural building techniques. Our goal is that you will be able to build on your own following the Apprenticeship. You will also gain skills in: planning and coordinating a building site, working as a team, facilitating volunteers and visiting groups, what it takes to run a natural building business, networking with a global alliance of women leaders, development of media and storytelling strategies to share with larger audiences, as well as how to run a crowd funding campaign.