Lath and Plaster Naturaly

What is the Natural Living School

The Natural Living School is a place where people can come and gain the experience and confidence they need to simplify their lives, learn to live in balance with nature, and to feed their spirits.  Our participants learn how to legally construct an affordable, naturally built cottage, create a home garden with the potential for self sufficiency, and experience the art of natural living.  The school is a drug and substance free atmosphere. 





Balecob classroom with reciprocal round wood cedar roof

What Is Natural Building?

Natural building is one of the oldest ways of building.  It was at one point the only way of building.  Derived from the observation of nature and wildlife, we learned how to shelter ourselves by using natural materials found on the land.  Some of the oldest buildings known to man are made from natural materials…..






Adams picture of the laughing house kitchenWhat is Natural Living?

To us natural living means revaluating our fundamental needs, so that we can focus on the quality of our lives rather than on the quantity of our wants. Our aim is to be as self sufficient as possible, in order to have a more balanced life, doing the things we love, living in harmony with nature, and feeding our spirits.





Water Level Round wood timber framing

Certification in Natural Building

The Natural Building Certification is an in depth study in the field of sustainable building and design. The participants in this certification will learn how to construct dwellings that can be built to satisfy local and state building codes…







Ananda Permaculture as seen in Ananda Movie, "Finding Happiness."

Permaculture Workshops

 This year’s permaculture workshops will focus on a variety of techniques that can be employed throughout our landscapes and within our households to manage our water supply. Prepare for some hands-on activities as we demonstrate many methods of efficient water management, so you never have to worry about water for your gardens. 





Building the Cob bond beam for the Bale-Cob Greenhouse


The Apprenticeship program is an in-depth, intensive study of natural building and natural living, in combination with raja yoga classes, daily meditation, yoga, and support for inner growth.  The apprenticeship is for 3 months minimum, and 6 months maximum.  The main focus of the apprenticeship program will be:





Living with spirit camp 2011 working on Balecob class room

 Karma Yoga Program

The karma yoga program is an in-depth, intensive study of natural building and natural living, in combination with raja yoga classes, daily meditation, yoga, and support for inner growth.  The main focus of the karma yoga program will be:





Muddy Buddy playing and building, Yes it can be both!

Muddy Buddy Builders

The “Muddy Buddy Builders” is a program for children and families, that teaches natural building in a fun and accessible way.  Here, children can learn how to build small structures with local earthen material, play nature games, increase their relationship with the natural world, and form connections with each other.  Kids love playing in the dirt, creating mud pies, and building forts. Through direct participation kids will develop this natural inclination to build with mud. They will learn to create actual model homes and villages, as well as other small structures; play houses and whatever else the child can imagine. 





 If you would like more information about our programs or services please feel free to contact us any time. 

Natural Living School Inc.

14618 Tyler Foote Rd. #211

Nevada City CA 95959






5 thoughts on “Home

  1. hi interested in taking active part in apprenticeship. kindly inbox me on how i can apply. I could also host a group in Kenya for such experience.

  2. Hi guys. I’m excited about finding this place! I’d love to take part in the program. Let me know all the details please! Thanks a bunch!

  3. Hello. I would like to apply for the last apprenticeship position if it’s still open. I spoke with the director a few days ago, and he wanted me to fill out a questionnaire or application or the like. i know the new program starts real soon.
    THANKS AGAIN! John Brawn 623-210-1504

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