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Treehouse workshop June 18th Wilmot Wisconsin - Please check out the meetup site and see if you can make it tomorrow.   Thank you   Peter Peter Jun 18, 2016 12:19 AM
Treehouse - Wilmot Wisconsin - Saturday June 18th - need workers - Looking for workers tomorrow. Please check out the meetup page and see if you can make it.   Thank you Peter Jun 18, 2016 12:17 AM
Re: [naturalbuilding-4] Natural Building Meetup this Saturday - Reed Collection or film screening? - I felt happy about your post, Heather because it was really clear and encouraging, and explained the way things affected you and the kind of support that would be useful to you....while sti Deanne B. Jan 14, 2016 5:20 PM
Natural Building Meetup this Saturday - Reed Collection or film screening? - Heather Jan 14, 2016 3:30 PM
Tumbleweed Tiny House Workshop in Chicago (registration on sale today n' tomorrow) - Hi NBuilders!  I thought you might be interested in this learning opportunity on Tiny Houses - 2 Day workshop with Tumbleweed.   Anna W. Jul 30, 2015 1:01 PM
Tomorrow's (Saturday) building meetup! We are mortaring with lime! - Hi every Heather Jul 24, 2015 6:09 PM
JAPANESE PLASTER WORKSHOP, PLAYSHOP, LECTURE & CONVERGENCE: May 1, 2, & 3! - Dear Chicago Natural Building Meetup, I am all too excited to announce THREE Japanese Plastering events: May 1, 2, & 3 , introducing Chicago to the Anna W. Apr 17, 2015 2:02 PM
Tomorrow's meetup (Natural Building) cancelled - Heather Jan 23, 2015 8:45 PM
Season winding down, one last 2014 workday, and spam warning - Hi everyone- Heather Nov 20, 2014 12:32 PM
important file - Heather Nov 17, 2014 11:14 AM
Re: [naturalbuilding-4] Natural Building Meetup - Getting this foundation wall built! - Heather Sep 26, 2014 9:38 AM
RE: [naturalbuilding-4] Natural Building Meetup - Getting this foundation wall built! - Hey! Lucie here. I had such fun 3d puzzle building with stones that first time I met up with you guys over by the north Park nature center. I would Lucie Sep 19, 2014 2:07 PM
Natural Building Meetup - Getting this foundation wall built! - Hi everyone- So, how is that foundation wall coming? Glad you Heather Sep 18, 2014 6:18 PM
Re: [naturalbuilding-4] Want a Tadelakt Workshop in October???? - I am open to attending.  Schedule wise, so far it would work. Is the cost the same for 2 people attending together? Where would it take place?   Archana Aug 13, 2014 10:00 AM
Re: [naturalbuilding-4] Want a Tadelakt Workshop in October???? - I'm interested. Mike R. On Aug 5,[masked]:18 PM, "Anna Wolfson" < [address removed] > wrote: Mike R. Aug 12, 2014 4:36 PM
Re: [naturalbuilding-4] Want a Tadelakt Workshop in October???? - I am definitely interested but will be out of town on the dates you are talking about. If it is later in October I would defini karen J. Aug 12, 2014 11:39 AM
RE: [naturalbuilding-4] Want a Tadelakt Workshop in October???? - I would love to attend this workshop! The waterproof finish that is the result of this technique has some really great applications. As a person who wo Peter Aug 12, 2014 11:08 AM
Want a Tadelakt Workshop in October???? - Dear Chicago Natural Building Meetup Community- We have the amazing opportunity to bring America's foremost Tadelakt artisan and educator, Ryan Chivers, to Chicago to teac Anna W. Aug 5, 2014 2:18 PM
Sustainable Treehouse Build tomorrow !!! Up Up and Up on a Stump the following Sunday - Don't forget to come out to the Treehouse build tomorrow 7/13/14 and 7/19/14 If you have not yet RSVP'd please do so. I will send you my address once you reply. Thank you   Peter Peter Jul 12, 2014 9:39 AM
Urbanite Foundation Wall build (Humboldt Park) continues tomorrow! - Hi everyone- Just a quick hello and reminder that we will be continuing (finishing?) the urbanite foundation wall tomorrow afternoon at 1:00 pm, at my house in Humboldt Park. Come be part of history! If you are up north (Wilmott WI), Pe Heather Jun 27, 2014 3:05 PM
Great things coming up! - Hi Natural Builders! The season is off to a great start with some fantastic opportunities to get dirty and build. This Saturday we have our monthly meeting, where work continues on the foundation for the cob wall. The Kenyan Top Heather May 22, 2014 9:16 PM
Free Hands-on Natural Building Workshops in SW Wisconsin - Announcing Hauslehof Project's  Free, Hands-on, Natural Building Workshops  all summer long in beautif Anna W. May 20, 2014 12:27 PM
Cob Kenyan Top Bar Build - Coming June 7th (Tentative) - Please check the details on the meetup to build the Kenyan Top Bar hive out of Cob Cob/Adobe. If you like what you see - then by all means please sign up.   Thank you   Peter P. Assistant Organizer Peter Apr 30, 2014 12:16 AM
Re: [naturalbuilding-4] Satuday the 26th - it is urbanite stacking time! - Hey everyone! I have access to a lot of empty grain bags. They are the plastic burlap or almost tyvek type, and they are great for dirt bag construction. They must get stucco or some other covering as they will photo-degrade, but great for walls, etc. user 1. Apr 23, 2014 10:16 PM
Satuday the 26th - it is urbanite stacking time! - Heather Apr 19, 2014 9:34 PM
Re: [naturalbuilding-4] Welcome to the 2014 Building Season! - p.s. The Compost heat system is FOR the Strawbale Studio...not IN it! The huge outdoor compost piles heats water in pipes and the hot water circulates in the floor of the Studio Deanne B. Mar 26, 2014 9:13 AM
Re: [naturalbuilding-4] Welcome to the 2014 Building Season! - Good going, Chicago NB folks ! Spring will likely be exuberant (ex=out of, uber= over)...I took latin and german...(but I digress :) So dream on ! It is the vision, the ho Deanne B. Mar 26, 2014 9:09 AM
RE: [naturalbuilding-4] October Monthly meeting cancelled - Jim C. Mar 24, 2014 7:48 AM
Re: [naturalbuilding-4] October Monthly meeting cancelled - Wow!! Amazing! Thank you :) Nicole Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android nicole Mar 23, 2014 11:16 PM
Re: [naturalbuilding-4] October Monthly meeting cancelled - Preview not available Peter Mar 23, 2014 9:05 PM
Re: [naturalbuilding-4] October Monthly meeting cancelled - Hi Martha, Thank you for the book recommendation, I did want to get one but I wasn't sure which one was a good one. I will definitely try to get that one. I wont nicole Mar 21, 2014 4:07 PM
Re: [naturalbuilding-4] October Monthly meeting cancelled - Hi Nicole, Re: List of resources for Natural Building, the email I sent could not go through.  Feel free to email me at: [address removed]   Martha Mar 20, 2014 9:41 PM
Re: [naturalbuilding-4] October Monthly meeting cancelled - Hi Nicole! What a wonderful project may lay ahead! Thanks for sharing your interest and no doubt you will find many fine guides and examples of the beautiful Natural Building. Thanks Chris McClellen! Martha Mar 20, 2014 9:13 PM
Re: [naturalbuilding-4] October Monthly meeting cancelled - Hi Chris, thank you for the information. I will check that out :) nicole Sent from Yahoo M nicole Mar 20, 2014 9:01 AM
Re: [naturalbuilding-4] October Monthly meeting cancelled - Nicole, this is Heather's friend Chris. Check out the classes we do at www.naturalcottageproject.com If you want to build out of straw a class is a good place to start. Chris M. Mar 19, 2014 8:37 PM
Re: [naturalbuilding-4] Welcome to the 2014 Building Season! - Thanks Heather for all your inspiring words. But the best was groovin' to "Winter Wrap Up" Hope to see you on Saturday! Might only be able to stay till four. Can't wait to you folks! Martha Mar 17, 2014 7:39 PM
Welcome to the 2014 Building Season! - Hi everyone! It has been a long cold winter, but the building season is upon Heather Mar 16, 2014 10:35 AM
Re: [naturalbuilding-4] October Monthly meeting cancelled - Hello sorry to hear about ur car :( that's never good. Iam new to the group and I was just wondering if I could ask a question? Iam wondering has anyone personally build a f nicole Oct 24, 2013 12:19 PM
October Monthly meeting cancelled - Hi everyone! My car is not running and without it I cannot haul bricks, so unfortunately I have to cancel this month's meeting. This means we may be at the end of the building season for 2013. Historically, November and December meeting Heather Oct 24, 2013 9:46 AM
Re: [naturalbuilding-4] I have usable bricks for tomorrow -  That's Grand!  Thanks to Simon! On Fri, Aug 23, 2013 at 5:32 PM, Heather < westsidegirlygirl@ Martha Aug 24, 2013 12:04 AM
I have usable bricks for tomorrow - Hi everyone - I have new (salvaged) bricks, thanks to Simon, which have tested negative for lead dust. Heather Aug 23, 2013 5:32 PM
Re: [naturalbuilding-4] Cob Garden Wall - the plot thickens! There is lead paint on the bricks - Heather, Would be an extra step but if you coat the surface of the enclosure (oven foundation wall) with clay. Craig On Tue, Craig L. Jul 30, 2013 12:21 PM
Re: [naturalbuilding-4] Cob Garden Wall - the plot thickens! There is lead paint on the bricks - It is a good idea as long as I can figure a way to prevent leaching of Heather Jul 30, 2013 11:42 AM
Re: [naturalbuilding-4] Cob Garden Wall - the plot thickens! There is lead paint on the bricks - Heather, I have encountered this before as well. We saved them for a cob bench and buried them with the rubble beneath the seating area. You could do the same thing with an oven. We figured it would take more energy to dr Craig L. Jul 29, 2013 12:03 PM
Re: [naturalbuilding-4] Cob Garden Wall - the plot thickens! There is lead paint on the bricks - Thanks Heather for the round up.  This a learning process for sure.  We'll be around to help build "The Great Wall of Humboldt Park". On Sun, Jul 28, 2013 at 2:1 Martha Jul 28, 2013 8:22 PM
Cob Garden Wall - the plot thickens! There is lead paint on the bricks - Hi everyone- Heather Jul 28, 2013 2:14 PM
Can't mix mortar in the rain, sorry! - No go today - it is raining and mortar gets messed up in the rain. We have to do it another day. Heather Jun 15, 2013 11:56 AM
Re: [naturalbuilding-4] We are home from the hospital - still unsure about a reschedule day - No actual cob this weekend - but the better we prep, the sooner we can get th Heather Jun 6, 2013 6:13 PM
Re: [naturalbuilding-4] We are home from the hospital - still unsure about a reschedule day - Good evening... would love to help out, but I'm going to be out of town that day. I will do my best to help out when I can. I GreenTree P. Jun 5, 2013 8:12 PM
Re: [naturalbuilding-4] We are home from the hospital - still unsure about a reschedule day - Hello Heather, I'm interested in meeting up and helping.  Where exactly are you meeting this Sat at 1pm ish?  What is your cell in case I need help finding you? Thanks, Amy H. Jun 3, 2013 5:16 PM
Re: [naturalbuilding-4] We are home from the hospital - still unsure about a reschedule day - I'm thinking this will be a "prep and plan" day - out there doing leveling and sifting and brick wall repair (someone crashed a Heather Jun 3, 2013 11:46 AM
Re: [naturalbuilding-4] We are home from the hospital - still unsure about a reschedule day - Between what hours will this party be rockin? Sent from my iPhone On Jun 3, 2013, at 8:14 AM, Martha < Anna W. Jun 3, 2013 11:03 AM
Re: [naturalbuilding-4] We are home from the hospital - still unsure about a reschedule day - Yea Chloe is home! Makes us all happy! And a workday on the 8th sounds great.  This is building season. No worries about an extra workday.  There is "The Great Cob Wall of Humboldt Park" to build!  Martha Jun 2, 2013 10:53 PM
We are home from the hospital - still unsure about a reschedule day - Hi everyone- Heather May 30, 2013 10:19 AM
May 25 Meetup CANCELLED due to family emergency - I just emailed, but I think I lost my internet connection as it was sending, so if this is a duplicate I apologize: We have been looking forward to the May Meetup for a long time, but two days ago our 5 year old was admitted to the hospital an Heather May 22, 2013 11:40 PM
Re: [naturalbuilding-4] Cobber needed to give demonstration at elementary school! - PS- I'm meeting with them next week - I'm sure there'll be a more cob-friendly application in there than a garden bed that we can find for the kiddos. -xo Anna Anna W. Apr 19, 2013 2:51 PM
Re: [naturalbuilding-4] Cobber needed to give demonstration at elementary school! - Chris is right - I missed that part, sorry- cob is not ideal as a raised bed - it will turn back into mud as it absorbs water fr Heather Apr 17, 2013 12:28 PM
Re: [naturalbuilding-4] Cobber needed to give demonstration at elementary school! - Not sure a raised bed is such a good use for cob, but otherwise exciting. A bench in a sheltered area or a pizza oven or information kiosk would be better. On Wed, Apr 17, 201 Chris M. Apr 17, 2013 10:09 AM
Cobber needed to give demonstration at elementary school! - Hello everyone - I received this message from Kat, who is looking for a cobber to give a demonstration at Sabin s Heather Apr 17, 2013 9:04 AM
RE: [naturalbuilding-4] Makanda Inn Featured On WGN-TV - Th PMac Apr 15, 2013 7:17 PM
Makanda Inn Featured On WGN-TV - All, The Makanda Inn is Illinois' premiere natural retreat and was recently featured on two episodes of WGN-TV's Cruisin' Illinoi Greg W. Apr 15, 2013 2:15 PM
Re: [naturalbuilding-4] What is up with all the summer building workshops? And - open invitation to suggest your project as a meetup! - eloquently, passionately said, heather.  On Mon, Mar 18, 2013 at 10:50 AM, Heather < [address removed] > wrote: Deanne B. Mar 19, 2013 3:25 PM
What is up with all the summer building workshops? And - open invitation to suggest your project as a meetup! - Hello everyone- Heather Mar 18, 2013 9:50 AM
Natural Building Intensives ! - Hi folks, Check out - and help post - these 3 exciting Natural Building Intensive Courses Deanne B. Mar 12, 2013 12:06 AM
Natural Building Intensives ! - Hi folks, You are invited to attend...or help post... these 3 exciting Natural Building Intensive Courses Deanne B. Mar 11, 2013 7:09 PM
Re: [naturalbuilding-4] Tadelakt for Mosnart (from Jonathan) - Great idea!! I would love to learn a little tadelakt that's for sure! On Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 8:57 AM, Jacqueline Cahill < [address removed] Martha Jan 28, 2013 10:04 PM
Message From Jaqueline re: Tadelakt - Wow! This sounds wonderful!!!! Would love to be part of this project!!!Sign me up please;-) Thanks again all for such a wonderful day yesterday;-) Especially you Heather.....looking forward to many more adventures togaether;-) J Heather Jan 28, 2013 10:50 AM
RE: [naturalbuilding-4] Tadelakt for Mosnart (from Jonathan) - Wow! This sounds wonderful!!!! Would love to be part of user 7. Jan 27, 2013 6:47 PM
Re: [naturalbuilding-4] Tadelakt for Mosnart (from Jonathan) - Bricks will work great, and I have a ton of them (haha). One less thing to worry about. Sorry for the typo - that's an important Heather Jan 27, 2013 4:22 PM
Tadelakt for Mosnart (from Jonathan) - Great!   I still like the plastered brick idea, though, since there was a stack of brick-like objects in one exhibit.  Of course, I don't object to til Heather Jan 27, 2013 3:57 PM
RE: [naturalbuilding-4] Moroccan Tadelakt for Mosnart - P { MARGIN-TOP: 0px; MARGIN-BOTTOM: 0px } user 4. Jan 27, 2013 3:36 PM
Moroccan Tadelakt for Mosnart - The Tadelakt idea is fantastic. We should absolutely do this in February. The only holdup is that we need bag lime (t Heather Jan 27, 2013 3:27 PM
message from Jonathan - ....An absolutely wonderful afternoon, in my opinion.   An idea I have considered since yesterday evening pitching for the Heather Jan 27, 2013 3:22 PM
RE: [naturalbuilding-4] Phragmite Collection images have been posted to the site - P { MARGIN-TOP: 0px; MARGIN-BOTTOM: 0px } user 4. Jan 27, 2013 1:49 PM
Phragmite Collection images have been posted to the site - We had a BEAUTIFUL day yesterday - an absolutely magical phragmite collection day. Heels and Wheels Auto Spa at 12002 S. Doty Road was a gracious host, allowing us use of their bathrooms. Interstate truckers shared coffee and conversation with us. We s Heather Jan 27, 2013 12:06 PM
RE: Thatch reed collection site. - P { MARGIN-TOP: 0px; MARGIN-BOTTOM: 0px } user 4. Jan 25, 2013 11:20 AM
RE: [naturalbuilding-4] adobe/cob raised beds - Hi Stephanie - Neighbor! I'm at 65th and Stony and the garden is just south of Washington Park. > Hello Gabriel, > I'm also on the south side (Hyde Park). I'd be totally into building some > cob raised beds. I haven't actually built with cob b user 5. Jan 10, 2013 11:18 AM
RE: [naturalbuilding-4] adobe/cob raised beds - Hey Peter - Any way you could do a sketch of that? It sounds like a pretty cool design. > You could do it. I would say that a water barrier would be needed between > the cob and soil to make it last. Possibly a ring type liner that would be > open user 5. Jan 10, 2013 11:17 AM
RE: [naturalbuilding-4] adobe/cob raised beds - You could do it. I would say that a water barrier would be needed between the cob and soil to make it last. Possibly a ring type liner that would be open on Peter Jan 10, 2013 11:10 AM
RE: [naturalbuilding-4] adobe/cob raised beds - Does anybody have experience with "earth bags"? Would those work? In theory, they would at least maintain their form. The outside faces could maybe even be planted with grass or something to tie it all together and add long-term stability. If that user 4. Jan 10, 2013 10:49 AM
RE: [naturalbuilding-4] adobe/cob raised beds - Hello Gabriel, I'm also on the south side Stephanie Jan 10, 2013 10:35 AM
Re: [naturalbuilding-4] adobe/cob raised beds - Don't be afraid of the oven - it pretty much is the simple structure you would want to start out with. Many people use pizza ove Heather Jan 10, 2013 10:29 AM
Re: [naturalbuilding-4] adobe/cob raised beds - look at the 50 gallon drum and tire planters on the internet. Cob doesn't take much water to go back to being soil. On Thu, Jan 10, 2013 at 10:22 AM, Gabriel Piemonte wrote: > Hi everyone - > > As they say on the tal Chris M. Jan 10, 2013 10:14 AM
Re: [naturalbuilding-4] adobe/cob raised beds - Water saturation was my main concern - I've seen some examples of raised beds constructed this way online, but nothing over time, so I don't know if anybody has come up with a way around that. I am definitely interested in other uses, and will very lik user 5. Jan 10, 2013 10:01 AM
Re: [naturalbuilding-4] adobe/cob raised beds - Hi Gabriel- I encourage you to host a south side building event - actually I encourage everyone to host building events w Heather Jan 10, 2013 9:52 AM
adobe/cob raised beds - Hi everyone - As they say on the talk shows, I'm a long time listener and first time caller to this list serve. I am interested in doing some natural building as part of a couple of projects I am involved in on the South Side. Unfortunately, it seem user 5. Jan 10, 2013 7:38 AM
Re: [naturalbuilding-4] Happy New Year from the Chicago Natural Building Meetup! - I got carbon steel. Deanne said either one would be ok. I bought 10 and they were a little less expensive. We'll try them out an Heather Jan 9, 2013 9:45 PM
Settings have been changed - from now on all messages will be moderated - Sorry everyone for recent drama. All messages going forward will be approved by organizers before being sent out to the group. Y Heather Jan 9, 2013 9:42 PM
Re: [naturalbuilding-4] SURFIN' STRAWBALE ! - Wow Firespeaking was really cool. What a beautiful way to heat a home. Gracias Heather. On Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 4:10 PM, Heather < westsidegirlyg Martha Jan 9, 2013 9:29 PM
Re: [naturalbuilding-4] Happy New Year from the Chicago Natural Building Meetup - Human beings are omnivores. We were designed this way by (a) god(s) or Darwinism. Humans are SUPPOSED to eat m Raven Jan 9, 2013 8:32 PM
Re: [naturalbuilding-4] Happy New Year from the Chicago Natural Building Meetup - Human beings are omnivores. We were designed this way by (a) god(s) or Darwinism. Humans are SUPPOSED to eat m Raven Jan 9, 2013 8:32 PM
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Re: [naturalbuilding-4] Happy New Year from the Chicago Natural Building Meetup - Human beings are omnivores. We were designed this way by (a) god(s) or Darwinism. Humans are SUPPOSED to eat m Raven Jan 9, 2013 8:31 PM
Re: [naturalbuilding-4] Happy New Year from the Chicago Natural Building Meetup - Human beings are omnivores. We were designed this way by (a) god(s) or Darwinism. Humans are SUPPOSED to eat m Raven Jan 9, 2013 8:31 PM
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