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Natural Building Practicum – Rancho Mastatal

May 24, 2017 - May 30, 2017

Natural Building Practicum

May 24 – 30 DATE, 2017

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We have created this incredibly affordable and unique natural building opportunity for people who want a hands-on immersive natural building experience.


You will be trained to build wattle and daub earthen walls, which we will work on everyday except Sunday (day 5) which will be a day off.

The total cost of the practicum is only $120 and includes lodging in a shared bunkhouse and all meals except for Sunday dinner.  Please arrive on May 23, the night before the practicum begins.

We are making this opportunity affordable and accessible to everyone as we expect you to engage in full work days starting right after breakfast.  We will work from 9 am to 5 pm everyday (except Sunday), with an hour break for lunch. Participants will be expected to help in meal cleanups but not in meal preparation. On Sunday, brunch will be served at 10 am and dinner will be available at the local soda for approximately 3,000 colones (about $6). On Sunday we will have the day off and give people time to enjoy Mastatal and the surrounding areas.

You will be working with experienced natural builders and will have the opportunity to ask questions and talk about our experiences and opinions, however, practice will be purely based on building the wattle and daub wall system.

To sign up for this opportunity, please contact us at [email protected] and/or register here.

instructor(s)/teaching organization bio(s)

Rancho Mastatal is a regional leader in natural building.  You will be working with our natural building crew during this opportunity.

course start and ARRIVAl dates

The class begins at 9 a.m. on May 24, 2017.  The night before the class begins, May 23, 2017, is included in the cost of the class.

course end and departure dates

The last day of the class is May 30, 2017.  The night of May 30, 2017 is included in the cost of the class.



Includes all food, lodging and Ranch access..  

Your full payment of $120  payment will secure your spot in the course.  You can make your payment with PayPal below or go to our Payment page for more information and options.  Cash is also fine upon arrival.


This opportunity will be taught in English.


All food and lodging is included in the cost of  the course.   Students will stay in the Ranch bunkhouse with options for upgrades.  We provide high quality mattresses, linens and blankets.  Please see our Accommodations page for more information.


Please see our  Payments page for more information about how to pay.


Please see our Directions page for detailed information on how to get to Rancho Mastatal.


To enroll in the class, please fill out our Online Registration Form.


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For more information about this class and Rancho Mastatal please contact us at [email protected] and/or call the Ranch at 2200-0920.


May 24, 2017
May 30, 2017
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Rancho Mastatal
Costa Rica
506 2200-0920
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