Upcoming Events:

Nothing currently scheduled but we’ll let you know if we’ve got anything planned for 2013!

If you’d just like to stop by and help at any point, we welcome helping hands, no matter the amount of time.  Send me an email and we can talk more.

Past Events:

June 2012 – Earthbag Wall-Building Workshop

We will be holding a 2-day weekend workshop taught by prominent earth builder Scott Howard of Earthen Hand. Based out of Portland, OR, Scott has more than a decade of experience and has produced some of the best known cob and earthbag structures in the Northwest.

We’ll be building a garden wall around the Seattle Homestead property using a technique called earthbags, which are essentially sandbags filled with earth. This is an excellent technique for fast and effective natural building and should be an excellent and informative course.

CONTEST: We’re holding a contest for a free ticket to the workshop – sign up on our Facebook page: Workshop Contest Entry Form


Earthbag Building Basics – June 23 -24 — Seattle, Washington

Learn to build with Earthbags, aka super-adobe, which is a type of rammed earth. We will be building a tall garden wall at the Seattle Homestead. This durable and versatile building technique makes structures that can be plastered with adobe/cob, cement, or lime for a variety of finished styles. We will address plasters only briefly in this workshop. Experience wall construction hands-on and then hear lecture with slides about the many possibilities of this construction technique.

Cost: $180, Lunch both days is included.

Discounts: Get a 10% discount for each additional friend you bring, AND get 10% off on your second course.

Additional Earthen Hand courses can be found at http://www.earthenhand.com/workshops/ – Earthen Hand’s courses are designed to be accessible to all skill levels. Students will learn cumulatively if they attend several workshops over time.

TO REGISTER: Email Scott Howard at scott@earthenhand.com and let him know you’d like to sign up for the Earthbag Building Basics course in Seattle!