Touching Earth: Natural Building Workshop (Colorado)

Date/Time: Jul 22, 2024 - Aug 3, 2024, all day
Location: Earthville Institute, Colorado

Touching Earth




What: Hands-on training workshop with a contemplative approach

Topic: Earthen building techniques, including adobe, natural clay and lime plasters, and more

When: July 22 – August 3, 2024, with optional practicum after the workshop (see below)

Where: Earthville Institute at Windhorse Village (approximately 28 miles west of Durango, Colorado, USA)

Language: English (translation may be available; contact us if needed)

Instructors: Mark Moore and Daphne Charles, with additional facilitation by James Simmons and Anya Chang-DePuy (see below)

Description: A residential workshop exploring earthen building techniques and our connection to nature.



Touching Earth will provide opportunities to learn and practice some of the foundational skills of earthen building and contemplate living in harmony with nature while enjoying a healthy and sustainable lifestyle in a beautiful part of Colorado.

This is designed as a two-week workshop and is best experienced that way, but in support of those with limited time we also offer the option to register for only one week.

For those with interest and time, the workshop will be followed by an optional practicum enabling participants to continue deepening their learning and refining their skills by staying on as a volunteer and working alongside our team in the ongoing building work.



For details and registration, see the workshop’s event page at the Earthville Institute’s website.