SunDog School of Natural Building,
based in beautiful Northern California, creates an educational/learning
environment for people in transition looking to build
natural structures with earthen materials.
• We'll teach you how thermally appropriate, efficient
buildings can be hand-built for very little
money, virtually anywhere in the world, by anyone, using natural
and recycled materials.
• We'll show you how natural structures have healing
effects on the environment and the people who build and inhabit
• We'll connect you to other
people interested in transitioning from a fuel based economy.
• And finally, our workshops are always filled with fun, great people, and good food.
We, Kirk Mobert and Bryan Burnoski, both Cob Cottage Co. apprentices
and instructors, have teamed up to create the SunDog School of Natural
Building. We teach Natural Building workshops, complete cob
construction, earthen plasters, earthen ovens, rocket stoves,
wood-fired water heaters, earthen floors, living roofs and so
much more. We enjoy helping people find ways of living that depend less
on fossil fuels and more on individual creativity and collective genius
using natural systems and natural materials.
Natural building is more than just a choice of materials or tools; it's
a lever for transformation. We believe natural building is an
appropriate response to a world out of balance. Taking a SunDog
workshop opens your world to a whole host of possibilities to create a
different future. You can choose to take a workshop at one of our sites
or be a site host for one of the gatherings by hiring SunDog natural
building instructors to hold a workshop at your location. SunDog School
of Natural Building offers natural building workshops, classes,
consulting, and apprenticeships. Contact us to learn more.
I like yurts, baking bread, growing food, composting toilets, and
making just about anything out of mud. I come from the the Midwest and
have an interest in building cold weather bale-cob structures that are
comfortable in subzero temperatures. Over the last 6 years I have
taught Natural Building workshops at the Cob Cottage Co. and wherever
else I go; California, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Ohio. My interest lies
in creating gatherings where people are inspired, engaged, and
transformed. I enjoy showing people how to take back many aspects of
their daily living on this planet, things that we as a culture seem to
have forgotten. For me, building one's own home is where the DIY spirit
begins. With a little guidance and a little help anyone can experience
this truly remarkable and simple act.
Kirk "Donkey" Mobert
|I'm a native Californian with a love
fire, and mud. I've been a natural builder for over a decade and have
been teaching at Cob Cottage Co. and around California for the last 9
years. For me, exploring the possibilities and pushing the boundries is
where it's at. While Natural Building is ancient, for our culture it's
new, there's still a lot of room for discovery and experimentation.
Over the years, my focus has shifted towards teaching full time. The
world needs more natural builders, and I love the work.
The River School Farm: riverschool.info
Ernie and Erica: ernieanderica.info
Cob Cottage Company: cobcottage.com
Natural Building Network: nbnetwork.org
The Permaculture Forums: permies.com/forums
Leslie Jackson and the Rocket Stove book: rocketstoves.com
Rocket Stove Experimenter's Corner: donkey32.proboards.com
Cob Workshops List: cobworkshops.org
Kiko Denzer: handprintpress.com
Kata Polano: earthenbuilt.com
Clay Sand Straw: claysandstraw.com
Joe Jenkins: humanurehandbook.com/store/home.php
Sunray Kelly: http://sunraykelley.com/
Oasis Design: http://oasisdesign.net/
Got questions? email@example.com /
707.884.3831 / P.O. Box 791 Point Arena, CA 95468