Experience hosted by Scott

  1. 3.5 hours
  2. Hosted in English
A local favorite
Often booked by people who live nearby.

What you'll do

1. Arrive and talk about everyone's story and ethics. The process of getting to know who you are working next to is just as important as your end result.
2. Mix up some 'Cob' (mud) to use in our design process. This is an ancient building material used by all of our ancestors to accomplish magnificent feats of engineering. Learn about how to source and select materials, and mix different recipes for various applications.
3. Build the house or structure of you wildest dreams! - to scale, like an architectural model. I will guide you every step of the way. Imagination leads to a sketch, and then the sculpture itself. All the materials and expertise you might need will be provided.
4. Photograph what you made! You'll be leaving the materials when you go, and I'll clean up the mess.
5. Discuss with the group how this experience changed your life. Living ecologically is the next big step for humanity, and it begins in small ways like this. Envision what you want and take steps toward it!
Other things to note
KIds 10+ are ok, as long as a parent is present to take minors for a walk as needed.
Please, no pets, firearms, smoking, drugs or alcohol. We reserve the right to refuse participation to anyone we feel is uncooperative. This is a private residence, no excessively loud voices or noise. Thank you!
1. Arrive and talk about everyone's story and ethics. The process of getting to know who you are working next to is just as important as your end result.
2. Mix up some 'Cob' (mud) to use in our design process. This is an ancient building material used by all of our ancestors to accomplish magnificent feats of engineering. Learn about how to source and select materials, and mix different recipes for various applications.
3. Build the ho…

What's included

  • Food
    Fruits, vegetables, and nuts
  • Drinks
    Hot tea.
  • Equipment
    All the necessary materials to make your model come to life. Participants w...

Meet your Host, Scott

Host on Airbnb since 2019
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Through my company, Earthen Hand Natural Building, I teach about Earthen Home Design, Sculpting, and Painting with natural materials. I teach in many locations world wide, and I've taught for nearly 20 years. Through my classes, I've given beautiful earthen buildings and art installations freely to schools, activists, and local communities. One of my earthbag domes is still among the biggest in the world. I've helped many students achieve their goals to build naturally. I love helping people design and create ecological, artistic structures. I received formal training in traditional earthen building design, plus dome & vault construction many years ago from several teachers. My other artistic accomplishments are in ceramics, and this workshop draws on that as well. I really enjoy having fun with my students in the creative process. :]
Through my company, Earthen Hand Natural Building, I teach about Earthen Home Design, Sculpting, and Painting with natural materials. I teach in many locations world wide, and I've taught for nearly 20 years. Through my classes, I've given beautiful earthen buildings and art installations freely to schools, activists, and local communities. One of my earthbag domes is still among the biggest in the world. I've helped many students achieve their goals to build naturally. I love helping people des…
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From $90/ person

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Where you'll be

A beautiful forested back yard in inner NE Portland. There are small birds and squirrels there, and the soft rustling of leaves.

Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 8 and up can attend, up to 6 guests total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

What to bring

Jacket
Hat
Towell or rags
Clothes and shoes that can get dirty

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.