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Cob Building Workshop in TN450-500
June 12, 2015 - June 15, 2015 Contact
Join us for a four day cob building workshop where art meets function. Create an elegant garden entrance and gate with us, using cob, stone and wood. Engage your senses. Arouse your creativity. Create a lasting impression.
This workshop will teach you the basics of cob building. Cob is an ancient method now revised and improved upon with modern development. From design to construction, you will participate fully, while expressing yourself and your inner artist.
Andy Sahn – has devoted his life to the field of sustainable development in construction, agriculture, and ecological design. Beginning in Israel at Ecovillage Kibbutz Lotan, Andy received a premier education in sustainable agriculture, natural building, ecological design & social justice, and earned his Permaculture Design Certificate.
Inspired and reborn with a new sense of awareness, he continued on traveling across the U.S. learning & developing his skills. In 2011, Andy apprenticed at the North American School of Natural Building, in Coquille, OR, where he studied with builder, philosopher, inventor, Ianto Evans. He then went on to work with many other natural builders and has taught workshops in Austin, Tx, New York, Oregon, Tennessee, and Mexico. Andy’s passion to educate people about the ease of building with earth and the wealth of other local, minimally processed materials, has helped empower many others interested starting in their own projects. He is the owner/creator of Earthen Home Designs in Nashville.
Cliff Davis has vast experience in the fields of permaculture, food forestry, organics, appropriate technology, natural building, deep nature connection and regenerative agriculture, that allow him to offer an integrative approach to land and culture repair. Cliff first became involved in natural building in 2004 when he helped build a cob shed with Christina Ott of Barefoot Builder. He went on to study other forms of natural building, eventually teaching courses and working as a freelance natural builder. He has 11 years of direct experience with a variety of methods, including, timber framing, earthen ovens, cob, strawbale, thatch, cordwood, straw/clay slip, earthbag, natural plasters, living roofs, organic round pole framing and more. He is co-owner of Spiral Ridge Permaculture and Edible Habitats Design Studio.
This course is being held at Spiral Ridge Permaculture Homestead, a developing 9.5 acre site in Tennessee, about 70 southwest of Nashville.