COB, BaleCob, Light Straw Clay in EUGENE AREA


Outside Junction City, OR


Allie Maggio and Others

Start Date: 

Friday, August 16, 2024

End Date: 

Sunday, August 25, 2024




Includes all meals, camping is available free of charge



For any questions, or to register contact Allie Maggio at: 541-two85-3369 And for more information check out
*Register and prepay before March 31st to save 10% or Take 10% off when you and a
buddy register together, for the $1080 rate. Other discounts available, just ask.

Join us in beautiful Oregon, for a 9 day intensive, our most comprehensive combined
cob and natural building course available. In this expanded version of our most popular
program ever, we'll take the ground from under your feet and turn it into a versatile
medium to sculpt a structure. You will learn construction of cob walls, framing in of
doors and windows, artistic detail and some finish work too.We will have daily
discussion time for roofing options, foundations, passive solar, selecting a site, design,
soils and whatever else we can share. In addition, we will introduce you to an array of
other natural building wall systems and show you how to merge these natural building
materials to remodel, insulate, and add to existing wood framed buildings. Earthen
plasters will also be discussed and demonstrated.

DON'T MISS THIS ONE, FOLKS!!!! This will be an incredible experience for those desiring
to add many techniques to your natural building skillset. You'll leave confident enough to
build a cob structure of your own!’

Allie Maggio was a lead instructor and primary teaching partner of Ianto Evans at Cob
Cottage Company, where he lived with his family for several years.And more recently
has been teaching and contract building in Oregon and the Southwest US.
This is a family affair,so Allie's wife and daughter, Chloe and Annina Maggio are the
mother daughter cooking duo, who will make sure you are well fed three meals a day
from local organic farms.
And there will be other TBA team members to help on the worksite and in the kitchen. In
my opinion there are not near enough cob and natural building opportunities being
offered out there-we need more like YOU to come learn and pay the knowledge forward
for all!!! Hope you can make it!

The workshop will be held at the Maggio family home on 16 acres nestled between the
coast range and the fertile Willamette valley.We are located 25 minutes from downtown
Eugene Oregon and about 15 minutes to the smaller towns of Junction City and Veneta.
On the property there are many existing cob structures that we have built, at different
stages of completion , to observe, and learn from.
The building projects may include a cob oven, cob floor and incorporate all skills needed
to build a small building including electrical and plumbing.
This is not just an opportunity to learn cob and natural building but to co-create
something even greater for the future good of those who come next. Your participation
in this project will continue to inspire others for years. You are not coming to just learn
ABOUT cob and natural building, but learning FROM cob and natural building. We hope
you can join us.