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COB, BaleCob, Strawbale, LSC Building & REMODELING!


July 10, 2015 - July 19, 2015 Contact

(REGISTER EARLY AND SAVE $88 if paid by April 15th)

In 2014 Bernhard Masterson cleared his schedule to come share his vast knowledge in various natural building techniques.  He was joined by our very own local instructor Rebekah Hacker (and Cob Cottage Company office manager!)  We combined their talents with over 20 years of remodeling experience in stick frame housing by your hosts Bob and Tammy. We taught and completed 5 different wall systems including load bearing strawbale, cob, balecob, adobe and light straw clay.  In July 2015 we will repeat this event and its contents will be similar to 2014’s successful event and definitely just as much fun and knowledge!


Join Cob Cottage Company 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 include an extensive tour and some teaching time at our Cob Cottage complex in Coquille.

This course will not only cover Cob, but we will also experience an array of various natural building wall systems!  And we will show you how to merge these natural building materials into remodeling of existing wood and metal framed buildings.  Don’t miss this year as we will be taking an old metal mobile home and completely remodeling it with cob and other natural materials!  To give you the knowledge and hands on experience of as many types of wall systems as we can, in just in 9 days we will build with strawbale, Ianto style BaleCob, of course a Cob will be of primary focus, and work with light straw clay too!  In addition, you will be building upon and learning about the various foundation options for each type of system (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 another 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 or mobile home!

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!!! Or for more information about SustainableU and its workings with Cob Cottage Company.
Please arrive on Friday between 3pm and 5pm, workshop will end after lunch on Sunday.


July 10, 2015
July 19, 2015
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Cob Cottage Company and SustainableU
89001 Hwy 42S, Bandon, OR 97411 United States
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