Build a Regenerative Tiny Home and Furnishings


Tan Oak Park, Laytonville, CA


Michael G. Smith, Colin Gillespie, John Cunnan, Vincent Brown

Start Date: 

Sunday, August 20, 2023

End Date: 

Friday, August 25, 2023




Includes all meals, camping is available free of charge


A five-day immersion in practical skills for developing a healthy reciprocal relationship between people and place. Imagine inhabiting the landscape in a way that simultaneously enhances the health and resilience of the local ecosystem while harvesting materials to meet human needs. Such a lifestyle is not only possible but has been the standard practice of many cultures around the world. Learn with us how to re-evolve a regenerative place-based culture.

Participants will encounter:
• Round pole framing and furniture crafting
• Clay-based floor and wall construction (cob, light clay-fiber, wattle-and-daub, etc.)
• Alternative foundations (with little or no cement)
• Materials selection and harvesting to improve forest health
• Fire-resistant building techniques
• Energy-efficient design and planning
• Epic swimming
• Delicious, nutritious food
• Campfire fun
• Positive, practical EMPOWERMENT

On-site camping and cabins available. This workshop is a production of the Northern Mendocino Ecosystem Recovery Alliance. For more info or to register, go to