Invitations & Event Announcements

Hello Folks,

The Real School has a number of things going on this week and I want to extend an invitation to you all.

On Saturday 6/23 from 2-4pm we are having and Open Dialog on Education. The topic is Unschooling 101. It is an introduction to the many faces of unschooling, also referred to as child-led learning , experience-based learning and community-based learning. We welcome people of all ages, those with and without children. There is no fee for our Open Dialogs, we simply want to foster  conversation about  educational alternatives. Those new to unschooling are welcome as well as veteran unschoolers. Critics of unschooling should come out as well, debate is always healthy!

On Friday 6/22 and Saturday 6/23 from 6-10pm Real School members are hosting The Real School Fundraiser Gaming Night. There is a Facebook page devoted to the event:

Saturday 6/16,The Real School, in conjunction with ACT Houston and David Reed of Texas Natural Builders, began construction on the 1st legal cob structure in Houston! Go to the City of Houston Cob Structure page on Facebook or the this page on our website for photos and more information. We will be working on construction from now until mid July, mostly on weekends but some during the week as well. Volunteers are welcome. This is an amazing project for anyone with an interest in eco-friendly building. Come, check it out!

So I hope to see many people at all or some of these events. We are always about building community above all else.

In Friendship, Krenie Stowe


We’re Building Houston’s 1st Cob Structure!

Texas Natural Builders has been given permission to build the first ever cob structure in the City of Houston! We will be building a cob playhouse/meeting area for ACTnowHouston/The Real School on their property! This event will span 4 weekends!! but work will be done during the weeks as well!!

We are looking for volunteers to come help build a beautiful cob structure. Volunteers will learn various natural building techniques dependent upon which portion they volunteer on. It is possible for someone to volunteer the entire build and walk away with the to build their own home confidently.

June 16 at 9:00am until July 13 at 6:00pm
ACT Houston 2805 Wichita Houston, TX 77004
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We will be utilizing a great amount of repurposed and recycled materials from ReUse Warehouse and We Can Recycling. The structure will have a rubble filled trench foundation with a Urbanite stem wall, cob walls and a variation of plexiglass or safety glass and wine bottle windows, the roof will be constructed from waste lumber from various places around the Houston area, the roof itself will be reclaimed concrete Spanish style tiles and pargeting and mosaics where applicable, the interior will have cob benches and natural material shelving and cabinets if available.

There is a minimum $20-$100 suggested donation with all proceeds going to ACTnowHouston/The Real School to help recoup costs. This is a great opportunity to learn natural building and an even greater opportunity for the people of Houston to see the beauty of a natural material building in is functionality and aesthetic design! Checkout the project’s progress on our facebook photo album.

David Reed