Complete Cob at the Source!

Location: 

Coquille, OR

Instructors: 

Shawn King

Start Date: 

Friday, July 29, 2016

End Date: 

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Cost: 

$1,140

Accommodations: 

Includes all meals, camping is available free of charge

Description: 

Your experience here can skill you enough to build yourself a cob cottage but the main focus is on tools to allow you to develp an independent, natural lifesytle. At Cob Cottage Company, our primary instructors live in cob cottages in the rainforest, eat from the garden, compost their wastes, heat exclusively with Rocket Mass Heaters, drink from the creek, read the skies, and have been completely off grid for decades. Join us for an experience that will change your life.In 9 intensive days, we’ll cover many aspects of techniques of building with cob including arches, details, shelving, furniture and earthen floors.  In this expanded vision of our most popular program ever, we’ll take the ground from under your feet and turn in into a versatile medium to sculpt a cottage  You will practice construction of cob and balecob walls, installation of doors and windows and we will discuss roofing, foundations, siting, design, earthen plasters and artistic details.  And you’ll leave confident enough to build a cob cottage of your own!   In the past 20 years, Cob Cottage has taught these workshops all over the world.  Our alumni now live in beautiful cob houses they have build at little cost, snug against cold and cool in summer.  Most Natural Building instructors in North America were trained by us or by our trainees. Space is limited to allow personalized hands on instruction.Please arrive on Friday between 3pm and 5pm. Departure after lunch on Sunday.