EcoNest Natural Building Workshops and Timber Framing Workshops

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October 2013

A Beautiful Gazebo now stands at Buckhorn Springs!

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Argentina in December:  Nahuel and Jade’s Floating Nest

It’s summer in Buenos Aires when the winter chill is upon us here! Join Robert and Nahuel as they construct
the first-ever floating clay-straw and timber-frame structure in a floating
permaculture community.
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Announcing 2014 Spring Workshop at Buckhorn Springs

Robert & Bruce ThumbnailWith the success of our first collaboration we are planning an exciting EcoNest project for the retreat center in the spring.  Plan to join us for a deeply nurturing and memorable learning experience.  Good instruction, good company and good food! Registration has now been posted for the 2014 Spring workshop May 26-June 12. Applications for the spring 6-week “Boot Camp” Apprenticeship are now being accepted. Click here for more information.



News Items in the Natural Building World

It’s Official!
Light straw-clay is officially accepted into the International Residential Code and will appear as an appendix in the next printing.  We anticipate that this will open doors for people throughout the country who want to build with these wonderful materials.

2013 Northwest EcoBuilders Retreat- “Building Bridges, Pushing Boundries”
There is still room to sign up for this event October 18-20 in Port Orchard, Washington.
Robert Laporte will be presenting: “Set Yourself Up for Success: Innovations from 1500 Students”.
For more information click here.

Healthy Natural Building IBE 213, Santa Fe, New Mexico, February 24-28, 2014
Paula and Co-teacher, Stephen Collette will be teaching their yearly certification course in Beautiful Santa Fe. The course will include tours of completed Adobe, Pumice AAC and clay straw homes by Paula as well as a tour of The Commons Co-Housing and a visit with Dr Erica Elliott.
To learn more and register click here.  

We’re Finally Taking This Social Media Stuff Seriously!
We want the world out there to know about us and what we do. With the help of the talentedLauren Sargent of Wyer Media, we are finding new ways to communicate with you and everyone you know, too!
Please help us out by taking a moment to “Like” us (if you do!).


Read Paula’s latest Mother Earth News blog “A Healthy Bed: Your Most Important Furniture Choice”

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