Molly Murphy

Mudgirls Natural Building Collective

New Society Publishers


The Mudgirls is an all-women’s natural building collective that formed in 2007 in coastal British Columbia. Founded on the principle of self-empowerment, they champion the use of natural, local, and salvaged materials, human-scaled DIY solutions, inclusiveness, support for mothers, care for children, and fun. They build things and offer workshops that empower people to take back the right to provide themselves with shelter. The Mudgirls have collaborated with over 50 clients and more than 600 workshop participants from all over the world, forging alliances and honing the skills to build homes. Find out more at mudgirls.ca.

Molly will be speaking at the Oregon Fairs


Check It Out!

How to Make Earthen Plasters and Paint

Clare Kenny and Molly Murphy demonstrate how easy it is to make and work with beautiful earthen plasters and paints.
Green Building Nature and Community

Available In:

Oregon, Sunday 2:00-3:00 p.m., Building and Energy Stage

Building a Revolution with the Mudgirls

The Mudgirls Natural Building Collective has been working together to create structures in a nonhierarchical, noncapitalist spirit for more than 10 years. They have done so while including children and empowering their community to help create a world we all want to live in. In a society that has become increasingly disengaged and dismissive, the Mudgirls are making decisions together, making money, making mud, building homes, having fun, and not letting no be the final answer. The way they see it, we need more people who are saying yes, and they want to show you how to create a caring community around you and get things done at the same time. You don't protect what you don't love.
Green Building Nature and Community

Available In:

Oregon, Saturday 2:00-3:00 p.m., Building and Energy Stage