What’s Here for You
Human habitation has become too narrow in its definition. Shelter should be healthy and nurturing. It should be inspired by and respectful of nature’s genius. It should be efficient both in its use of space and in its use of materials and energy. It should be affordable. It should be durable and adaptable. We work to make these sentiments real.
We are consultants, teachers, leaders, and doers. Our services are broad and adaptable and we find great joy in working with folks that believe a better future is possible. Together we can build a straw bale home, a delectable wood-fired cob oven, or bless your walls with exquisite clay plasters. Have a look around, be inspired, and get involved. We look forward to connecting with you!
Recent Feedback from a Happy Student:
I have taken three workshops with Ashley and heather. They are both very knowledgeable and kind teachers. They are very passionate about their craft and seem to hold strong ethics. For this reason I traveled to Alberta from New Brunswick because their workshops have been very valuable with real life applications.
I feel comfortable and confident enough to continue with my own projects and know they will be available should I have questions. All workshop hosts also have provided excellent meals that where organic or local. I highly recommend Dirt Craft and hope to do more workshops in the future….
– Stephanie Mathews [Learn to Build a Cob Oven, Walls Au Naturel, and Rocket Mass Heater Intensive graduate]
Recent Blog Posts
July 29, 2015
Thermal Mass & Energy Efficiency: How Much is Enough?
Thermal Mass Defined When it comes to building an energy efficient home the discussion often rests on how much insulation should be in the walls, […]Read More
July 27, 2015
Tiny Living, 18 Months Later: Unveiling the Next Step
We live in 250 sq ft Our space has a wood stove, two bookshelves, a loft bed, kitchenette, table, and a full bathroom with a […]Read More
July 25, 2015
Cob Oven Innovations: The Quest for Super Efficiency & The Ultimate Bake
Double Chamber Cob Oven 2.0 We’ve had the pleasure of using many different cob ovens, and perfecting our baking technique in our original, chimney-less oven […]Read More
July 24, 2015
Three Season Straw Bale Green House
Growing in Community We’ve been working with the Canmore community garden for the past few months to build a three season straw bale green house. […]Read More
July 21, 2015
Creative Solutions Report from Small Housing BC
Here at Dirt Craft, one of our core objectives is to help people gain access to healthy, more affordable homes. Reducing the financial burden of […]Read More
July 19, 2015
Lessons from Alberta Natural Building Workshop Series
The month of June was a busy one for learning and we had a heck of a fun time teaching, working, and meeting so many […]Read More
July 17, 2015
Cob Ovens: Resources for Community
We’ve recently been contact by a number of folks working hard to get cob ovens built in their communities. Building the oven, the fire and […]Read More