An experience in ecological building!

Come join the Fireflies for a extra-ordinary tiny hOMe build using natural local materials and permaculture principles.

Options for a 5 day holistic workshop Jan4-8, 

OR pay per day and come whenever you like between Jan4th-13th!

Together we will be constructing a tiny cob house, with a rubble trench, rock and lime mortar stem wall, cob walls, wattle and daub, glass bottle mosiacs, natural plasters, and more!

This workshop includes camping, 3 amazing vegetarian meals a day, yoga classes, snacks, hot showers, and experienced hands-on instruction from 3 different facilitators here at Bahia de Santiago.

5-day workshop option accompanied by a therapeutic yoga series exploring different systems of the human body and their relationships to natural building.

Taking place right after Cosmic Convergence music festival, in the same neighbourhood, this workshop is a great way to decompress and start the new year learning some AWEsome new skills!


   Each day will begin with gentle morning yoga and meditation. 

(Yoga for all body types and ability levels)

Daily work schedule will range from cob stomping to bottle brick laying and natural plastering.  More details and daily schedule TBA!

3 vegetarian meals will be provided each day along with snacks and healing herbal teas.

One of the afternoons we will take off from building, to tour other local natural build projects.

Workshop facilitated by the Fireflies; Jolene McGill, Kyle Mateo, and Guests.


  • Volcano views
  • Bottle brick and mosaic design.
  • Cob Stomping!
  • Wattle and Daub
  • passive solar design
  • reconnect with the EARTH :)
  • Therapeutic yoga progression
  • Campfires and Cacao!
  • Try something new!

Living Conditions.


  • tent camping

Vegetarian Food

  • over 80% locally sourced


  • slow: emails only

Ongoing classes

  • yoga
  • meditation

Getting here.

We are conveniently located just above the Cosmic Convergence music festival grounds at Bahia de Santiago on Lake Atitlan, Guatemala.

Firefly Gardens will be running a booth and smaller workshop at Cosmic Convergence. You can find us there at the Journey Portal making eco-bricks!  Come talk to us for more info.

If you book this workshop, we will send you the detailed directions to our build site. 5 min walk up the hill from Cosmic.


COB TINY HOME WORKSHOP is currently offering the following opportunities:

  • Bamboo architect
  • treehouse builder
  • Carpenter


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