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Building a Cob Oven

May 27, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - May 29, 2016 @ 4:00 pm Contact

$240 full tuition

15% discount with registration 90 days in advance, 10% 30 days in advance, and 10% additional for family and friends attending together


Over the course of three days, join us to build a completed cob oven. The oven we construct will be of the type that can cook pizza, bread, meat, cookies, granola, roasted veggies, etc… anything that you could put in a conventional oven!


On Friday, we will begin by building a simple foundation. By the time we leave on Sunday, we will be firing up the oven, and baking delicious pizzas to share! In between, our hands-on work will cover:


  1. insulation layer atop the foundation
  2. thermal mass sub-floor
  3. fire brick floor
  4. sand form and thermal cob dome
  5. cutting the door and sculpting the doorway
  6. secondary insulative-dome
  7. plaster layer


On saturday evening, we will enjoy an “into to natural building” slideshow presentation. We will also be touring all of the naturally-built cottages on our property, as well as our permitted strawbale home.


Your hard work will be rewarded with three delicious, wholesome meals per day. We source local, organic produce when possible, and emphasize whole, real foods. Mostly our cook will make vegetarian meals, with an occasional meat option. Dietary restrictions can be accommodated!


There is a hot shower available, and compost toilet facilities. Tent sites are available at no extra cost, and there are several earthen, one-room sleeping cottages available for rent ($10/night).


Please feel welcome to contact Greg with any questions: 315-657-3980, or muddauberschool@gmail.com. Visit our website, muddauberschool.com, to register.


May 27, 2016 @ 12:00 pm
May 29, 2016 @ 4:00 pm
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Mud Dauber School of Natural Building
8813 Lindley Mill Road, Snow Camp, NC, NC 27349 United States


Mud Dauber School of Natural Building