Workshops

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.         Details:

  • 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 discounts and before the courses fill up!
  • Call (541)396-1825 for onsite workshops in Coquille.  For all other off-site workshops please call the host directly to register or ask any questions about those workshops. Contact information for off-site workshops is included in the description text of each workshop.
  • Discounts for ON-SITE WORKSHOP ONLY: 3 day workshop $60 discount if paid 30 days in advance; 5 day workshop $120 discount if paid 60 days in advance and 9 day workshop $200 discount if paid 90 days in advance. DISCOUNTS ONLY APPLY TO WORKSHOPS AT COB COTTAGE COQUILLE SITE - Contact the host for off-site workshop to see if any additional discounts may apply or carefully read the workshop descriptions for more information.
  • Receive a 10% finders fee for each person you sign up for an on-site workshop (ie. sign up 2 people and receive 20% off; 5 people 50% off your tuition!)
  • A deposit of 50% of the tuition fee is required to hold your space in a workshop.  Full Balance is due 30 days prior to the workshop start date. Cancellations made 30 days or less prior to a workshop forfeit deposits except in the case of personal catastrophe.
  • Most workshop fees include all meals and camping onsite, unless otherwise noted.

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

ON SITE WORKSHOPS AT COB COTTAGE COMPANY, COQUILLE, OREGON

Title Start Date End Date Location Cost Instructors
WORKPARTY!!! Jan 16 2015 Jan 22 2015 Coquille, OR $100 / $0 Ianto Evans & Linda Smiley
Living Ecologically Jan 30 2015 Feb 1 2015 Coquille, OR $320 Ianto Evans
Pyromania! Rocket Mass Heaters Feb 20 2015 Feb 22 2015 Coquille, OR $320 Ianto Evans & Lasse Holmes
Designing and Siting a Cob Cottage Mar 20 2015 Mar 22 2015 Coquille, OR $320 Linda Smiley & Ianto Evans
WORKPARTY!!! Mar 23 2015 Mar 29 2015 Coquille, OR $100 / $0 Ianto Evans & Linda Smiley
Pyromania! Rocket Mass Heaters Apr 3 2015 Apr 5 2015 Coquille, OR $320 Ianto Evans
Designing and Siting a Cob Cottage Apr 17 2015 Apr 19 2015 Coquille, OR $320 Linda Smiley & Ianto Evans
WorkPARTY!!! Apr 20 2015 Apr 25 2015 Coquille $100 / $0 Linda & Ianto
Condensed Cob in 5 Days May 1 2015 May 5 2015 Coquille, OR $760 TBA
Designing and Siting a Cob Cottage May 23 2015 May 25 2015 Coquille, OR $320 Linda Smiley & Ianto Evans
Complete Cob at the Source! Jun 5 2015 Jun 14 2015 Coquille, OR $1,140 TBA
Condensed Cob in 5 Days Jul 1 2015 Jul 5 2015 Coquille, OR $760 TBA
Complete Cob at the Source! Jul 31 2015 Aug 9 2015 Coquille, OR $1,140 TBA

OFFSITE COB COTTAGE COMPANY WORSKHOPS

Title Start Date End Date Location Cost Instructors
COB, BaleCob, Strawbale, LSC Building Extravaganza! Jul 10 2015 Jul 19 2015 Bandon&Coquille, OR $880 by April 10; then $940 Bernhard Masterson and Rebekah Lesher
A Complete Cob Cottage Start to Finish! Jul 17 2015 Jul 26 2015 Point Arena, CA $880 Kirk Mobert & Bryan Burnowski
Complete Cob Start to Finish Aug 14 2015 Aug 23 2015 Point Arena, CA $880 Kirk Mobert & Bryan Burnowski
Natural Plasters and Finishes Aug 28 2015 Aug 30 2015 Point Arena, CA $260 Kirk Mobert & Bryan Burnowski