This 2017 building season will have a very unique workshop schedule. The emphases of our workshops this year will be focused around our two building projects. This year we are constructing a 200 sq. ft. naturally build structure, and finishing a 1200 square foot naturally build home. This new structure will be built using roundwood timbers, milled lumber from the land, straw bales & cob (also known as balecob), and light clay. The goal for the new project will be to construct the foundation, exterior walls, timber frame the structure, roof it, install all doors and windows, and plaster the exterior of the home. The other goal is to finish the 2600 square foot project. This will include, bale cob construction, exterior and interior plastering, finish floors, cabinets, and trim. Also finish plumbing and electrical. Our workshops will be based around these phases. All of our workshops will go towards the completion of our natural building certification. To learn more about the certification process please visit our certification tab.
The natural buildings will be constructed to code, and is located 45 minutes away from Nevada City, CA in the beautiful, forested, foothills of the Sierra Mountains, minutes away from the highly energetic, breath taking, Yuba River.
Exploring the basic foundation of 3 ethics and 12 principles, as outlined by permaculture’s pioneers, we will weave in our studies of Yogic science as brought forward by Yogananda and the venerable line of Masters that preceded. We ask that those interested in becoming involved with this program bring an open heart and an open mind towards our projects. Our cultivation will be of the Land, our Spirit and Being. When we tend to the earth and sow seeds, we do so with devotion. Building fertile soil on Earth and within, as we practice introspection. Our amendments will include Love, Faith and Joy as we build upon the, already fertile soil of Ananda’s beliefs and practices. Together, we will work with the various systems and elements that move throughout our landscapes. Learning how to best utilize resources to meet our needs and that of our communities. Making appropriate use of our tools as observers and inter-actors, we will design and build earthen systems capable of yielding food, shelter, fuel, fiber, fodder and various elements that go into creating comfortable habitats for ourselves and animals.
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