Building Work Exchange

Building Work Exchange:
Caleb and Kyle first became men while building an idyllic cob cottage in rural Iowa. They have since reverted to boyhood, and reside among the Critters at Dancing Rabbit. You’ll help them on the ongoing construction of our summer kitchen and houses. Tasks may include but will certainly not be limited to:
  • earthen plastering
  • stomping and building with cob
  • harvesting and processing of roundwood timbers
  • demolition of old buildings for lumber and bricks
  • de-nailing reused lumber
  • finish wood work
  • construction of bread oven
  • planting and mulching trees
  • garden care
  • keeping us from oversleeping

We use both power tools and hand tools, so willingness to be flexible is important. Background in building is a plus but isn’t necessary. We value a good work ethic and an easy going nature above all else.

You can find the application to this position here. Please fill it out and email it to It will be helpful to put “Building Work Exchange” as the subject if you are specifically applying for only this position.

We look forward to hearing from you!