Join The Closed Mud Home Facebook Group for $15 a Month
By becoming a Mud Patron you are also eligible for a number of other perks, including advertising for a project, free books.
An inexpensive way to get assistance from me is to join our lovely closed Mud Home Facebook Group. I’m on there most weekdays to offer advice to plasterers, tiny off-gridders, and earthbaggers alike.
Unlike a lot of the larger public forums which can prove something of a free-for-all, our group is a safe, nurturing space with very limited numbers of members. This enables me to give people the support they need. There's a big difference between free advice/comments (many of which are misinformed), and someone with 10 years experience, who knows the whole story of your build, and cares about the outcome.
How to join? All you have to do is pledge $15 a month to The Mud Home on Patreon. You will have access to the Facebook group as long as you continue your contribution. You will be among a team of very nice folk in exactly the same position that you are, all over the world.
Please note: The group numbers will be capped at 100 to maintain a private community feel, and so that I can give proper attention to creators (we are at 92 so far).
What group members are saying:
"This group and especially your advice, Atulya, has been invaluable for me as a novice builder/renovator! I love the interesting posts filled with inspiring ideas and the encouraging atmosphere in the group." Camilla MacDonald, farmhouse renovator in Germany.
"Thanks for all the help these last few months...it has paid us back 10-fold in value. You've been extremely gracious, helpful and inspiring to us." Sam Creveling, earthbag trailblazer in Costa Rica.
"This group vicariously feeds my interest in mud and other alternate building styles. All of you, thank you!" Patti DeLang.
"Every time I check in, I gain a nugget of helpful knowledge. Also very inspiring to see the magnificent buildings springing up." Cath Coffey, earthbag builder in the UK and Portugal.
"I'm one of Atulya's regular supporters and reading her fabulous posts for us is such a positive social media experience." Emma Winfield Tubb, restoring a Victorian terrace in the UK.
"I highly recommend joining the group if you’re dreaming, thinking of or currently in the process of building!" Nicodemus Ford, earthbag pioneer in California.
"I have enjoyed every article on here, it is all so informative and helpful and is nice to know that a person can ask for help and receive great answers and ideas. It is one big happy family looking out for one another and that is the bottom line -- shared goals and shared benefits!" Sandi Berumen.
"I am enjoying this group so much already. Thank you for all the support!" Geraldine Ramirez, building up an off-grid empire in California.
"This is a wonderfully supportive group." Jo Bilton, UK.
"It's a great community full of inspiring stories and information!" Dianne Gungor, restoring an farmhouse in Spain.
"Thank you thank you thank you! Your support and insight has bolstered our efforts throughout this project!" Murat Dirlik, natural builder in Costa Rica and designer of this roof.
"I have learned from, and am very grateful to your knowledge and effort in bringing together a safe platform for explorers of natural building." Deepak Nair, mud builder in India.
"This group is really special, I really appreciate being part of it." Chris Mack, building with mud and lime in the forests of Colombia.