Natural Building Workshop

Sculptural Phase

May 11 & 12, 2019
9:00am-4:00pm Saturday & Sunday

Join seasoned, organic builder Teo Briseño to experience the beauty and function of working with stone, clay, sand, and straw. Learn the applications, materials, and process for working with these abundant resources, then work together to attach new cob and adobe to the existing cob and adobe structure started in the June Natural Building Workshop. Themes of the natural area will be composed and made real as the bench continues to take its form.   This two-day course will be held at Earthroots 39-acre property, Big Oak Canyon, located in Silverado Canyon.

Day 1: Materials harvesting, preparations, and process for making adobe bricks and cob: Lecture and Workshop

Day 2: Continue building and sculpting an earthen bench with cob, adobe and stone: Lecture and Workshop

This an adult and teen workshop with no concurrent children’s program. For those interested in a family oriented natural building program, please check out our summer camps for kids and families page.

2-day Workshop Fees
$150/person (ages 13 and up)
$125/additional family member.
DIY camping onsite is available for an additional $5 per person Saturday night.
Limited work trade positions available for those with natural building experience.

Stone Mosaic by Teo Briseño

Teo Briseño is an eclectic artist, builder, gardener, stoneworker and instructor using natural materials. Teo has a background in permaculture design and his mentors include James Hubbell, SunRay Kelly and Bill Mollison.


–Online click HERE for enrollment form, one per family. Please mail one Medical and Release Form per person (see link in right column).
–By mail, send one Enrollment Form per family (see link in right column) and one Medical & Release Form per person (see link in right column). Submit payment (via Paypal) to