This workshop will be a full-paced sampling of many materials and methods. You will gain practical natural building skills through hands-on activities, demonstrations, classes and a field trip. The main building project will be working on various stages of a small cottage that will have a timber frame structure, earthen walls and a curvacious courtyard.** Each day will include morning and afternoon sessions that will introduce new techniques and topics. Evenings will include presentations, slideshows and/or group discussions on strategies for next steps and integrating what you learn. The field trip will take you to see several natural buildings in the area. Our intention is that after taking this workshop you will feel conﬁdent in your building skills and excited to further explore your own natural building projects.