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COB, BaleCob, Light Straw Clay Extravaganza!


July 7, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - July 16, 2017 @ 1:00 pm Contact

(Save 15% by booking in May $748, normal price $880 includes all meals and camping.)
Join us at our neighborhood location in beautiful Bandon by the Sea for the most comprehensive cob course available in North America where we will teach a 9 day intensive.  We will also including an extensive tour at our Cob Cottage complex in Coquille.This course will not only cover Cob and balecob, but we will also experience an array of various natural building wall systems including light straw clay!  And we will show you how to merge these natural building materials into remodeling of existing wood framed buildings.  We will show you how we have taken an old metal mobile home and completely remodeled it with natural materials! How we have added strawbale and bale cob additions to our wood frame house and how to economically insulate with light straw clay! To give you the knowledge and hands on experience of as many types of wall systems we can in just in 9 days, but our primary focus will be completing a tiny cob and balecob cottage from start to finish (foundation will be completed prior to the workshop, but we will learn the components of their construction – if you would like to volunteer for foundation work prior to the workshop, please let us know)

In this expanded version of our most popular program ever, we’ll take the ground out from under your feet and turn it into a versatile medium to sculpt a garden wall or even a whole house. You will learn construction of Cob walls, framing in of doors and windows, and artistic details and some finish work too. We will DISCUSS siting/design,  rubble trench and poured foundations, roofing options, passive solar, plasters and whatever else we can share in a jamb packed 9 days!

DON’T MISS THIS ONE FOLKS!!!  This will be an incredible experience for those desiring to add many techniques to your natural building skills.   You’ll leave confident enough to build a cob building of your own or to naturally renovate an existing stick frame building!

Once again Bernhard Masterson is going to lead instruction, he is one of the best!  Bernhard has been teaching natural building for years both in workshops and at a local University.  He has built and lived in several Cob and Strawbale homes and has taught for Cob Cottage Company for years.  Rebekah Hacker is the Office Manager for Cob Cottage and has co-instructed many workshops with various instructors include 2 here with Bernhard!  They are an amazing duo!!!  Space is limited  to allow personalized hands on instruction and this Extravaganza always books early so register soon!

EMAIL TAMMY at cob@cobcottage.com for more details and how to reserve your space today!!!

FOR REGISTRATION BOOK DIRECTLY WITH TAMMY at Five41-Three47-7801 or email her at cob@cobcottage.com ~ do not book this course through the Cob Cottage Office.  Register early as spots are filling fast!


July 7, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
July 16, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
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Cob Cottage Company and SustainableU
89001 Hwy 42S, Bandon, OR 97411 United States