4 day Cob Building intensive 10am -6pm Daily ~ Lunch provided, camping available
$350 early bird - $400 after May 31st
- During this workshop we will build a wood-fired earthen bread and pizza oven from start to finish. Roof construction included!
- 3-D Scalable design projects: each participant will use the natural design strategies we discuss in the workshop to construct a model of their dream home.
- We will construct mini rocket stoves. Each participant will have a chance to build a portable rocket stove to take home with them.
This workshop is very hands-on; expect to get physical and your hands muddy. Prepare to be INSPIRED!
We will also discuss the pro’s and cons of a variety of alternative building strategies, including Cob building, adobe, earthbags, strawbale, rammed earth, and earthships. We will cover the basics around alternatives to conventional building practices, including; foundation work, stemwall choices, wall fill materials, insulation considerations, thermal mass, roofing and other natural options for finishing and upgrading existing spaces. All while exploring how to apply “cradle to cradle” design strategies in the building world.
We believe we need to reassess our relationship with the living spaces we occupy. “Just as we have learned how important a healthy diet is to our well being, it may be more important to live in homes and spaces that nurture our biology on the same level.”