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 when a volunteer is here to answer phones, 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:  Prepayment 10% discount if paid 90 days in advance; receive another 10% discount if you register with two or more persons (pay that in advance for a total of 20% off for each person!). 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.
  • Be sure you are ready to commit before making your reservation!  A $400 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit is required to hold your space in a 9-day workshop. all other workshops require a 50% non-refundable deposit.  Full Balance is due 30 days prior to the workshop start date. Once your reservation is made, cancellation prior to a workshop will forfeit your deposit (except in the case of personal catastrophe). So PLEASE make sure you will be attending the workshop if you reserve a space.
  • Most workshop fees include all meals and tent 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.


Title Start Date End Date Location Cost Instructors
COB COTTAGE EXPERIENCE: Air B&B and Mud & Meals OPEN Oct 18 2019 Oct 20 2019 Coquille, OR $125/225 per night Linda Smiley
OPEN HOUSE: Free Tour and Potluck Oct 20 2019 Oct 20 2019 Coquille, OR 0 Inato Evans and Linda Smiley
Cob Cottage Expeirence: COB & Rocket "Cook-It" Stove Oct 25 2019 Oct 27 2019 Coquille, OR $360 Ianto Evans and Linda Smiley
WorkPARTY!!! Winter Preparations Oct 28 2019 Oct 30 2019 Coquille, OR FREE Linda and Ianto
WOMENS GATHERING: Air B&B and Mud & Meals Nov 8 2019 Nov 11 2019 Coquille, OR Call Linda. Linda Smiley


Title Start Date End Date Location Cost Instructors
COB, BaleCob, Light Straw Clay Extravaganza! Jul 17 2020 Jul 26 2020 Bandon, OR $920* TBA