Our Pallet House is a cute little dwelling designed by a high-end New York Architecture Firm and is an award-winning emergency shelter, just under 200 sq ft total. The unit is very functional, with space for small living and kitchen space, a small bathroom and a sleeping loft! Both front and rear entrances come with some outdoor living space as well. With today's housing shortage, why not make extra cash and offer cool housing options! Backyard rental, anyone? NOTE: not legally permitted as an occupied dwelling in Lake County. Mendocino and in other counties & countries, this can be possibly built as small cottage or office.
Our Workshop leaders will be guiding us through the basic building concepts for temporary and permanent applications, and explain how this was put together for our herb-drying house. Our aim is to learn about utilizing materials from the waste stream and building with natural, toxin-free materials to infill pallets and create a warm, cozy shelter.
The main focus for this worksop is Earthen and Lime Plasters. We will be learning and getting extensive practice in both earthen and lime plastering and will also have a segment on Earthen paints.
Special guest TEACHERS MIGUEL ELLIOT, AKA Sir Cobalot and local awesome plaster expert RACHEL AVILLA will be teaching about building cob-over pallets, Interior & Exterior earthen and lime plasters. With core support for the build part of this course from carpenter Dustin Daggs, teachers include Harbinite Davel (or Dave L.), and resident cobber Brenda Quintero,
Cost for the full 4-day workshop is $225 and includes lunch daily and onsite camping at beautiful Golden Rocks Permaculture Farm located in Middletown, Lake County, CA.
Families welcome! Attendees under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Group, family and senior discounts available.
Want to attend but don't have any dough? Work Traders NEEDED!! Hit us up if you are interested :)