The Community Rebuilds Model for Natural Building Education
Jason is an alumnus and instructor of the Community Rebuilds program. CR invites 16 interns with some to no experience, and teach them to build 2-3 homes in 5 months from foundation to finish. Jason will outline the process of the Community Rebuilds model, and give tips, tricks, and observations about training new natural builders.
Jason got involved with Natural building in 2010 learning from others in both California and Utah. A lot of which began as he completed a permaculture design course at the Regenerative Design Institute in California. Jason returned to RDI to complete a work trade internship, where he gained first-hand experience with gravity fed water systems, earthworks, composting toilets, food forests and the like. Returning to Utah he completed a foundation to finish straw bale internship with Community Rebuilds in 2012. From there he continued working in building with owner builders and became his own owner-builder in 2016. Completing his home with the help of fellow Community Rebuilds alumni and his father. In 2017 he became an instructor with Community Rebuilds