LIndsey Love co-managed and led a 4-month-long intensive apprenticeship for eight adult female students near Asheville, NC. Her role was generating detail drawings for construction, sourcing tools and materials, and teaching. Some of the principles taught included scientific benefits of natural materials, how to navigate building codes and applications for permits, historic use of natural materials and structural systems, and structural properties of materials, as well as timber-framing, straw clay, adobe, cob, plastering, roofing, and framing techniques.
Through the course of the apprenticeship, the students and teachers constructed a small cottage that serves as a retreat for individual women to practice art, spirituality, music, or do community work. The cottage is a structural timber frame with straw-clay infill, an earthen floor, natural plasters, and a slate roof. Love also co-organized a workshop for over 30 people who travelled from across the country to participate in and learn adobe, cob, plastering, masonry, and building codes.