Natural Building Workshop

Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage is a natural builder’s paradise! Experienced builder Alis (Kyle) Yoder, one of Dancing Rabbit’s leading natural building artists, will lead these hands-on workshops focusing on techniques for creatively building with a wide variety of natural materials.

During the workshops you’ll stack strawbale walls, mold earthen cob by hand, and apply natural plasters. You’ll get direct experience understanding how fibers, binders, and aggregate work together in a wide variety of diverse applications. In addition to technical skills, you’ll also creatively stretch your artistic side by playing with patterns and designs with organic shapes, colored bottles, and mosaic tiles. You’ll take away natural building knowledge and experience that can be applied anywhere, including an existing home.

All this amidst one of the largest assemblages of natural buildings in North America. You’ll take a tour of homes at Dancing Rabbit– home to some 40-odd structures that each demonstrate a unique piece of natural or green construction.

You’ll gain insight into your projects back at home, better understand how foundation, walls, and roof come together as part of a larger whole, and learn how to select materials appropriate for different parts of construction. And you’ll do it all while helping to create artful, affordable, and environmentally-sustainable spaces at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage, a place committed to learning, living, and sharing ways to live more lightly on the earth!

Worried you don’t have any skills? Stop that. Show up and learn! That’s the whole point. We want to see people from all walks of life learning together. Women? LGBTQ+? Yes. We want you here.


May 24 - 27 2024


8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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2091 Route 130
Harrison City, PA 15636

Phone Number

(412) 600-5783

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