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A Visit to Spirit Pine Sanctuary and Building a Reciprocal Roof

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I just spent 5 days at Spirit Pine Sanctuary near Los Olivos, California which is located inside Los Padres National Forest. We were finishing out the main structure of a reciprocal roof which covers the new outdoor patio area. It … Continue reading

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Hey Joe!

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Lots happening here up on the hill… at 12,300 feet. We just got 6 new volunteers, some of which are acquaintances from Cob Cottage Company in Coquille, Oregon. They have been helping out with all sorts of projects such as … Continue reading

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New Arrival

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I just returned from Lima with our new apprentice, Steve, who will be with us for three months. While I was away, Tobias finished bringing the adobe walls up to the ceiling on the Lighthouse, finished the walls around the … Continue reading

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Fire in the Hole!

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Our second rocket mass heater workshop is complete. After 4 days we were able to get the main structure up and fired. Works great! The stonework on the exterior really adds a nice touch. We built it in the common … Continue reading

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Movin’ up n’ movin’ on

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After running off to Ecuador to renew my visa, solstice in the Andes, and then a two week sabbatical in the Sacred Valley, I have returned with two new apprentices. Karen, Andrew, and myself are finishing up unfinished projects starting … Continue reading

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Workshop Complete!

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Our two week intensive natural building course is finally complete! For this course, we worked on 3 different buildings on site that are in multiple stages of construction. One is at the foundation level, the second is a cob house … Continue reading

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Moving Along at an Epic Pace

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Things are really moving along here with a flurry of activity. We have many projects underway that need to be in place for our 2 week cob course that begins on 3 December. We have pit greenhouses that are being … Continue reading

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Wet and Cold

We have had a wet spell which stopped construction for a week or so. It appears that the rainy season has started early. We had to go shopping for some eucalyptus posts from the local farmers so that we could … Continue reading

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Hauling Rocks

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Things are moving along with the first cob structure. Steve, our first volunteer, has had the pleasure of carrying rocks for two weeks. We are nearly finished with the stem wall that we made out of local rock which is … Continue reading

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Arriving in the Peruvian Andes

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It has been quite a while since my last post. The internet is pretty weak where I now reside in the Peruvian Andes above Huaraz. We hope to have better internet soon but I will be posting regularly nonetheless. I … Continue reading

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