We are so excited to announce this years project: The construction of a 1400 sq. ft. natural home for a local family here in the foothills of the Sierra Mountains. This structure will be built using round wood timber framing, milled lumber from the land, straw bales and cob (bale-cob), and light clay. The goal for this year is to build the foundation, get the straw bale walls up, timber frame the main structure, roof the home with the milled lumber, install all the windows and doors, and plaster the outside of the structure. We will also be creating a permaculture garden and orchard for the homeowners.
Having one large project for the next two building season will allow the school to offer very unique programs based on the construction of a natural building. This structure will be built following California’s building codes, which will give all aspiring builders a chance to learn how to build to code, using a majority of natural materials. In our design, in collaboration with the home owners, we will use; round wood timbers from the land, milled lumber from the land, clay from the land, sand and stone from the local quarry, and rice straw from the valley. We will also use as much reclaimed building materials as possible.
We are honored to have this opportunity and equally as excited to share this project with all who wish to learn how to build a natural structure to code as well as deepening our practices of yoga, meditation, and self discovery. We are looking to share this project with individuals whom have high energy, looking to work and learn in a spiritual environment. Participants can join us for all aspects of the construction, or specific stages of the building process depending on when and how long they join us in the 2015 building season.
If you are interested in finding out more about our programs please visit our apprentice page, karma yoga program, or workshop page. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 530-268-5255.
We look forward to hearing from you…..