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10-Day MgO and HEMP Building Workshop 2023 – TX

October 7, 2023 - October 17, 2023


This 10-day MgO and HEMP building workshop teaches the simplest DYI method utilizing the best combination of natural, non-toxic materials. MgO and Hemp is the ideal building material because it is non-toxic and flexible/forgiving in it’s wide variety of uses. Hemp is the perfect aggregate for this cast-in-place wall system. It’s breathability and carbon sequestering qualities makes it healthy to build and reside in!

From May October 7th through October 15th we will be sharing our passion for Magnesium Oxide and Hemp as building materials and teaching the simple cast-in-place building method for a well insulated and sustainable wall system. We start with the lumber structure that holds the forms, discuss utility installation and then we are ready to pack the walls! After the walls are done we fill the rafters with hemp and deck the roof. Finishing includes window and door installation, MgO/hemp flooring options and stuccoing the exterior/interior.

We will close this workshop at 15 students, so don’t wait to sign up! On-site accommodations and meal plans are available through Saoirse Learning Center.

In this workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Foundation and framing
  • Rough-in electrical, water and sewer
  • Wall building with forms
  • Roof – interior and exterior
  • Woodworking
  • Installation of windows and doors
  • Work as a team to co-create a sacred space, join hands and hearts in a joyous team effort.
  • And much more!


Saoirse Learning Center
1137 Loop 163
Blanco, TX 78606 United States
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