Annual Work Party

Annual Work Party

WrkPrty2018For our 2018 Monticello College Work Party we are bringing in building consultants Jim Hallock and Lisa Schroder from Colorado Earth to teach us how to build CEB (Compressed Earth Block), as our campus buildings will be built from these materials. Lisa Schroder is an engineer and architectural designer with over 16 years of experience in management, design, and construction. Jim Hallock is a builder, specializing for the past 22 years in stabilized compressed earth blocks.  His passion is the expansion of knowledge regarding the benefits of earth as a viable building material.

In the spirit of moving forward this technology and ideology onto our campus and supporting the mission of Monticello College, Jim and Lisa are waiving their normal consultation fee to spend two days with us during the week long work party. We will also be siding the Lyceum (conference center) with native stone so there will be plenty to do and learn!!

All meals will be provided (mostly from the campus farm) and showers will be available for all workers. We will be putting in 10 to 12 hour days working hard to finish the Lyceum and prepping to build the first dorm before the snow flies in November.


Camp out  on campus or stay in a motel in town. We only have room for 20 adult volunteers (adult - 16 and older/kids welcome) so please contact us asap if you plan to attend as this will fill up fast.

Call Dani Nieman at (435) 868-8142 or email her at alexbreezie@gmail.com to register or for more info.

Tentative Schedule

June 4
4:00pm MT Work Party begins
6:00pm Dinner

June 5
8:00am Breakfast
9:00am Colorado Earth Workshop
1:00pm Lunch
5:00pm Workshop done for evening
6:00pm Dinner

June 6
8:00am Breakfast
9:00am Colorado Earth Workshop
1:00pm Lunch
5:00pm Workshop done for evening
6:00pm Dinner

June 7
7:00am Breakfast 
7:30am Work 
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Work
7:00pm Dinner

June 8
7:00am Breakfast
7:30am Work
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Work
7:00pm Dinner

June 9
7:00am Breakfast
7:30am Work
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Return Home