2 Week Cottage Build

The Main Event :



July 10-24 2015
Kelly’s Working Well Farm
Chagrin Falls, Ohio



We are pleased to announce Natural Cottage Project’s big summer event, a two week “foundation to roof” cottage build in beautiful Chagrin Falls, Ohio. This collaboration includes several well-seasoned instructors: Chris McClellan and educators from the Cleveland area as well as Deanne Bednar from the Strawbale Studio

Whether you long for a natural cottage of your own, or just want to get your hands muddy or improve your skill-set, this intensive course will draw you in. Hands-on work includes stone foundations, round pole framing, cob and straw-clay, windows and doors, earthen plasters, earthen floors, living roofs, thatching and more. Shade-tree lectures include building code, harvesting materials, natural design, passive heating and cooling. Taught by seasoned instructors including Christina, this is one of the most comprehensive workshops available.

Our site is a small demonstration farm a few minutes’ walk from historic downtown Chagrin Falls, Ohio just East of Cleveland. We have a pond on site and we are minutes from the beautiful waterfalls and wading pools of the Chagrin River. Workshop tuition includes all activities, camping, hot showers, vegan-friendly whole foods prepared by our onsite chef, and all the fun you can stuff in. The workshop and site are family friendly, with lots for the kids to do too. Sign up early, space is limited and the early-bird discount is significant. Partial work-trade scholarships are available.

Contact Chris at  info@naturalcottageproject.com or call 440-682-0502 to get on a contact list.