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 2017 cob oven workshop

2017 cob oven workshop

7-Day Clay and Straw Immersion

This workshop is intended for those who want to build something substantial, even a home! We will be covering all aspects of natural building, from foundation to roof. What you learn will translate to your own future project.

Our workshops emphasize hands-on learning. Most of our day is spent on site (typically 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM, with a leisurely lunch break), working with our bodies. This is complimented by sit-down discussion/presentation. Some of what you will learn:

  • mixing high-quality cob
  • building with cob – applying, trimming, sculpting
  • wattle-and-daub building
  • strawbale and/or “balecob” wall installation
  • slip-straw interior wall installation
  • planning for and installing a roof
  • mixing and applying natural plasters and paints
  • earthen floor considerations
  • general design discussion
  • installing windows and doors in natural wall systems
  • discussion on passive solar and thermal properties of different natural materials
  • thorough presentation/discussion on foundation options, and hands-on practice
  • discussion on permitting, and a home tour of natural homes in the area

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— McDonough
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