IUH presents skills classes that promote sustainability, localization, & personal resourcefulness. Our class formats are short, one session classes that introduce people to a subject and empower them to continue to learn more on their own. A typical class lasts 2-4 hours on a weekend day or a weekday evening. Some half-day and day-long classes will be considered. We attempt to be competetive in how we pay people and payment is based on a percentage of the tuition received for your class.
We are looking for teachers who:
~ Already have teaching experience, who are well prepared, knowledgeable and cutting edge without being dogmatic.
~ Are natural and authentic with a group.
~ Have an appropriate space in which to host their class.
~ Already have a following for which a collaboration would be mutually beneficial to our networks.
We are actively seeking people to teach the following topics:
~ Wheat-free baking
~ Food Forests & Polycultures
~ Rainwater Catchment
~ Grey Water Systems
~ Drip Irrigation
~ Raising Quail
~ Beer Brewing
~ Miso Making
Other topics we would consider:
~ Modern traditional skills such as spinning, weaving, broom and tool-making
~ New topics on energy, water and reuse
~ Cooking with coconut (baking, creams, ice creams, yogurt etc)
~ Creating Ponds and other water features in the backyard system
We do not accept proposals for:
~ Art or craft classes unless very specifically linked to a homesteading skill.
~ Health classes unless specifically a homesteading skill.
~ Things widely offered elsewhere.
~ Things we already have covered, unless you have a particular slant or perspective that compliments what is already offered. Please look at what we already offer before making your proposal
~ Basic cooking classes. IUH is not intended to become a cooking school. We are more interested in processes than recipes, so any kitchen skills should reflect this bias.
*Feel free to inquire if we might be interested in your topic before submitting your proposal.
How it Works:
You provide the curriculum, teaching space and materials for the course. If there are handouts or supplies that you incur costs for, you can charge a supply fee. Typical supply fees are $5-15.
We provide promotion, registration and adminstrative support for your class. This includes promotional emailing about your class to 4000+ people, social media promotion, promotional cards, in-print advertising and press campaign.
You are paid based on a generous percentage of the tuition that comes in for your class. As a general guideline we try to get you $50-100 per scheduled class hour.