(FYI...DATE IS ESTIMATE ONLY AND WILL BE SET IN NOVEMBER 2016 - PLEASE KEEP CHECKING FOR OUR 2017 SCHEDULE TO BE POSTED SOON)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. Cob Cottages are located in a breathtaking rainforest, we'll eat from the garden, compost our wastes, heat exclusively with Rocket Mass Heaters, drink from the creek, read the skies, and camp off grid together. 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 all around the world that 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.