We are a network of women builders on the West Coast of BC, Canada. Specializing in using local, natural and recycled materials. We can be hired to build with you or for you, to create whatever your heart desires. 

 

Mudgirls Manifesto

Mudgirls Manifesto

Handbuilt Homes, Hand Crafted Lives

On North America's West Coast, there's a group of rebel women who ten years ago chose to break free from a rigged economic and social system. They didn't take to the streets to lobby banks and governments to change their ways – they didn't have time for that. They had babies to feed and house. They reckoned that if nobody else was going to change the rules to support basic human needs and respect the biosphere, then we are all free to make our own rules.

They chose action. They decided to teach themselves how to build houses using the most abundant material on earth – mud. They'd learn by building, gathering skills and allies. They'd have fun, sharing whatever they learned with whoever wanted to come along for the ride. The Mudgirls revolution was born.

Part story of rebel women, grassroots self-governance, and community-building, part incendiary political and economic tract, and part practical guide to building natural homes for real people. Mudgirls Manifesto is about respecting the earth, each other, and crafting meaningful lives.

A powerful, positive antidote to troubled times.

 
 
 
 

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Free Cob Workshop in Vancouver with The Mudgirls!

11- 4pm Saturday April 20th, 2019;

& & Noon - 4pm Sunday April 21st 2019

The Mudgirls have been invited by media artist and Indigenous ethnobotanist Cease Wyss to be part of her larger vision for land remediation Semi-Public, non-profit organization 221A’s outdoor public art space in Chinatown.

We will build an oven & benches out of cob! You can come down and get muddy with us, learn about cob, natural building, and all the beautiful and beneficial green things that Cease is planting in the space.

Saturday 11am : The Mudgirls will present an Introduction to Natural Building at the Pollyanna 圖書館 Library. We’ll talk for about an hour, then we’ll head over one block to Semi-Public for some mud-stomping fun. Refreshments provided!

Pollyanna 圖書館 Library : 100-221 E. Georgia St.

Sunday Noon – 4pm Meet the Mudgirls at Semi-Public for more down & dirty mud-slinging, sculpting, and learning.

Semi-Public : 271 Union St (in Chinatown)

You can just come for the informative talk on Saturday, or meet us at Semi-Public at noon for the cobbing. Or both! Remember to bring shoes or boots that you intend to get covered in sticky mud! You could also bring gloves.

We are super excited to be working with Cease and 221A on this project!

All genders are welcome.

If you have questions, please direct them to Mudgirl Clare : forestclare@gmail.com

T’uy’tanat Cease Wyss is a media artist, cultural facilitator, and ethnobotanist. Her Fellowship with 221A will lead a transformation of Semi­-Public at 271 Union Street, converting the site’s compacted road base gravel to a communal garden repopulated with flora indigenous to Squamish, Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh, and Stó:lō territories. During her tenure, Wyss will research traditional plant knowledges and maintenance systems to be implemented at the public art site in a three-year land remediation process.

221A is a non-profit cultural organization that works with artists and designers to research and develop social, cultural and ecological infrastructure. 221A envisions a pluralistic society in which people have the means to access and make culture.