We share knowledge to teach practical skills to people who want to apply Natural Building to their lives. We are the senior resource on Natural Building in North America. Each day includes demonstrations and hands-on learning on real buildings with discussions, slides and lectures. Expect long days of hard work, wholesome food, peaceful scenery, and high satisfaction. We offer a wide variety of trainings in Natural Building. Phone us for help choosing the workshop that suits you best.


  • Phone to pre-enroll before sending money. Best time to call is between 10 am and 2 pm PST Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Enroll early for a discount and before the courses fill up!
  • Discounts---10% for FULL payment 90 days in advance, except apprenticeships; plus 10% discount for family and friends coming together; and 50% for people 6 to 15 years old. Alumni receive a 20% discount if paid 90 days in advance! Local residents in Coos/Curry Counties please contact us for local discounts. Withdrawals within 10 days of beginning of workshop may forfeit their enrollment fee.
  • Balance is due 30 days prior to the workshop start date.
  • Most workshop fees include all meals. Ask about accommodations when you call.
  • The schedule of workshops may continue to list some courses after their completion date to show what courses were taught this year, their price, and location, since this may be of interest to people who are waiting for next year's schedule to be posted.
  • The bulk of the schedule for any year is generally posted by early January, though some workshops will be posted before then.
  • Expect some changes in the schedule; check this page periodically for new additions, deletions, or date changes.

You may also wish to visit our Affiliate Workshops page. Which lists other workshops taught by people associated with Cob Cottage Company.

Title Start Date End Date Location Cost Instructors
Pyromania! Rocket Mass Heaters Mar 14 2014 Mar 16 2014 Coquille, OR $240 Ianto Evans
Intro to Cob and Cob Cottage Company Apr 4 2014 Apr 6 2014 Coquille, OR $300 or $200 Ianto Evans and Linda Smiley
Get Your COB Kicks on Route 66! Apr 11 2014 Apr 20 2014 Seligman, AZ $880 Allie Maggio & Rebekah Lesher
Pyromania! Rocket Mass Heaters Apr 18 2014 Apr 20 2014 Coquille, OR $240 Ianto Evans
Complete Cob for Early Birds! Apr 25 2014 May 4 2014 Lake County, CA $940 Shawn and Melissa Rae King
Complete Cob: A Storybook Cottage May 8 2014 May 17 2014 Coquille, OR $880 Jo Forsyth & Rebekah Lesher
Finishing Touches: Earthen Plasters & More May 18 2014 May 22 2014 Coquille, OR $560 or $420* Linda Smiley, Jo Forsyth
A Complete Cob Cottage Start to Finish! Jun 6 2014 Jun 15 2014 Point Arena, CA $880 Kirk Mobert & Bryan Burnowski
Complete Cob Jun 13 2014 Jun 22 2014 Coquille, OR $880 Shawn King & Others
Cob: Short and Sweet in 5 Days Jul 4 2014 Jul 8 2014 Coquille, OR $660 TBA
Complete Cob at Deck Family Farm Jul 11 2014 Jul 20 2014 Junction City, OR $880 Allie Maggio
A Complete Cob Cottage Start to Finish! Jul 11 2014 Jul 20 2014 Point Arena, CA $880 Kirk Mobert & Bryan Burnowski
COB, BaleCob, Strawbale, LSC Building Extravaganza! Jul 18 2014 Jul 27 2014 Bandon/Coquille, OR $880 Bernhard Masterson & Rebekah Lesher
A Strawbale and Cob Sauna! Jul 19 2014 Aug 1 2014 Oxford, MI $1450 less discounts Deanne Bednar, Chris McClellan, Christina Ott
Natural Plasters and Finishes Jul 25 2014 Jul 27 2014 Point Arena, CA $240 Kirk Mobert & Bryan Burnowski
Complete Cob at the Source! Aug 1 2014 Aug 10 2014 Coquille, OR $880 Allie Maggio & Others
Complete Cob at the Source! Sep 5 2014 Sep 14 2014 Coquille, OR $880 Allie Maggio & Others