strawbaleworkshop-group000Welcome 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. Be sure to check out our complete offering of classes.

2016 Natural Building Workshops

2016 marks the first year that we begin 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. Don’t forget: Sign up for our newsletter to hear the latest about our classes in 2016 and beyond.

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Follow The Year of Mud blog, now in its 7th year, beginning with the construction of a little cob house known as “Gobcobatron”, which 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 low impact, handmade life. The blog is full of personal stories about building Gobcobatron, our second home (a timber frame & straw bale house), and other adventures with natural building.

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