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StarflowerEco Farm & Prema Alpacas

Natural Building Workshop ~ EARTHEN WALLS

Learn to build w/ Earth!

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Natural Building Workshop ~ EARTHEN WALLS
Natural Building Workshop ~ EARTHEN WALLS

Time & Location

Jun 17, 2024, 2:00 PM – Jun 23, 2024, 2:00 PM

StarflowerEco Farm & Prema Alpacas, Seligman, AZ 86337, USA


Earthen Walls 

SPACE IS FILLING UP! Signup today!

Natural Building Workshop

June 17th-23rd

On off grid alpaca farm & permaculture homestead!

Co-organized by Chris Martinez and Dave & Nicole Wiegman (see bio's below)

In this workshop you will be learning through hands-on application as well as discussion of all course content.

Building Earthen Walls from both Straw Bale & Cob Construction! 

Learn how to test soil to determine clay content.

Get an understanding of the difference between Insulation vs Thermal Mass.

Natural Building Foundations & Drainage! Boulder & Earthbags.

Earthen Plaster, fine tune your connection to clay!

PLUS Earthbag retaining walls in a freshly dug root celler!

Tuition covers earthen wall workshop 

w/ experienced builders, campsite 

& 3 meals a day for 

6 nights/7 days on  beautiful 47 acre remote farm!

Includes opening circle, alpaca farm tour & felt studio tour!

*Goups of 2 or more & familes save 10%! Use promo code "COMMUNITY"

Kids under 10 are free (must pay for food).*

Eary Bird Tuition pay in full by May 1st: $649

Regular Price Tuition: $699

Deposit: $233 secures your spot!

Tuition must be paid in full by June 10th.

Payment plans available. 

**To save fee you can also send payments via zelle**

Email Nicole to get Zelle info or setup payment plans:

Tentative Daily Schedule:

8am ~ Breakfast 

9am ~ Building 

12:30pm ~ Lunch 

1:30-5pm ~ Building 

6:30 ~ Dinner

Expect to gather in the evenings! Share stories, laugh and commune!

Check out last years barn build on youtube:

Alpaca Barn Built from Clay, Click to Watch!

Organizers Bio's:

Chris Martinez from the Los Angeles Permaculture Community.

 Has 15 years experience as a permaculture designer & natural builder with an emphasis on urban design & eco system integration for diverse & unique spaces. He has co-led the Los Angeles Permaculture Convergence 2 years in a row. He is an artist w/ a wide range of skills including natural building, food forest design, fiber arts, welding & more. Chris is passionate about place making, botany & primitive skills. He’s excited to be bringing his magic to Arizona & co-organizing an off grid building community!”

Nicole Wiegman, co-founder of Starflower Eco Farm & Prema Alpacas.

Has lived off grid for 3 years. She’s a Permaculture Designer, Felt Maker, Hand Spinner,  Evolutionary Astrologer & a Yogini. She has been organizing community for 10 years. Leading retreats, workshops, seasonal celebrations & women’s circles.

Nicole embodies earth based spirituality through the application of permaculture design. She hand processes all their fiber sustainably.

She manages the mamas & all the babies & juveniles on the farm. She is passionate about ancient symbols & functional art.“

Dave Wiegman, co-founder of Starflower Eco Farm & Prema Alpacas. 

With 20 years experience as a commercial landscape contractor & a background in carpentry, Dave makes it all happen! From building projects to off grid systems! His skill set is diverse & ever growing. Since living off grid for the past 4 years, Dave has installed solar energy systems, rooftop rainwater harvesting & a pressurized indoor water system for running water! He strategically makes all breeding choices and manages alpaca sales & mentoring of new clients. He is passionate about living off the  grid & outside of societal systems!“

Menu offered by Tatum Berry:

Coffee & Tea available every morning & throughout the week.

Day 1

Snack upon arrival:

Homemade sourdough crackers with cheese,  fresh fruit & veggies


Carne asada tacos with fresh onion & cilantro on local made corn tortillas side of Mexican rice & homemade refried beans

Day 2


Blueberry protein pancakes, with hand harvested maple syrup & sausage


White rice with chicken curry with side of naan & homemade hummus &  raw veggies


Homemade spaghetti noodles / red sauce & beef, side of broccolini & roasted carrots

Day 3


Classic breakfast, cheesy scrambled eggs, bacon, sourdough toast, & roasted potatoes


Chickpea potato soup w/ side of naan & hummus & raw veggies


Homemade Pizza cheese, pepperoni, veggies

Day 4


Classic breakfast, scrambled eggs, sourdough toast, potatoes, maple sausage


Sandwiches, sourdough bread, ham & cheese


Steak, mashed potatoes, green beans and roasted carrots

Day 5


Breakfast bagels w/ egg, cheese & bacon, w/ side of roasted potatoes


Charcuterie lunch, cold meats & cheeses, raw fruits and veggies and dips


Burritos with homemade refried beans, steak, Mexican rice, cheese, tomato, avocado & onion, side of chips and guac

Day 6


Oatmeal & yogurt bar, organic yogurt with fresh berries, nuts, seeds, peanut butter


White rice w/ teriyaki chicken stir fry & veggies


Grass fed Burgers w/  homemade fries

Day 7


Breakfast burritos w/ egg, cheese, bacon & potato


Ham and cheese sandwiches on sourdough bread side of raw veggies and dips & fruit

Only a few spots left! SIGNUP TODAY!!

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