The Year of Mud: Natural Building WorkshopsWelcome to The Year of Mud!

We offer a variety of high quality, hands-on Natural Building Workshops each year, including cob building, timber framing, straw bale building, cob oven construction and more. We’re dedicated to creating personalized, meaningful experiences in all of our courses, with the aid of our ten years of natural building and community living experience. Be sure to check out our complete offering of classes.

2017 Natural Building Workshops

2016 marked the first year that we began hosting Natural Building Workshops at our new land and home, South Slope Farm, based outside of Berea, Kentucky in the amazing Clear Creek community. The latest chapter of The Year of Mud adventure starts here on this 28 acre hillside homestead in the gorgeous Appalachian foothills. 2017 is sure to be another exciting year of building and learning. Don’t forget: Sign up for our newsletter to learn about our classes in 2017 and beyond.

South Slope Farm outside Berea, KentuckyFollow Along With Us

Follow The Year of Mud blog (now in its 9th year) beginning with the construction of a little cob house known as “Gobcobatron”. Gobcobatron has since been featured in several publications and a multitude of websites. The Year of Mud chronicles our personal journey in the world of natural building and striving towards a more resilient, handmade life. The blog is full of personal stories about building Gobcobatron, our second home (a timber frame & straw bale house), and our continuing natural building adventures here in Kentucky.

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