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Fast Cob! A revolution in Natural Building…CAN$597
August 15 @ 3:30 pm - August 19 @ 4:00 pm Contact
All of our Natural Building Workshops are led and facilitated by the builder of a 900 sq.ft. split level Cob Home. This home was built in 5 months during 2016. About 80% of it was built by one person – your workshop instructor – on his own. He had help putting up the floor and roofing beams as well as the giant windows and skylights, but 90% of the cobbing was done alone. That’s the power of this technique that we call Fast Cob!
Compare that to his first building, built with the traditional West Coast Cob technique: a 64 sq.ft. utility shed that needed 28 people and 2 building seasons to complete.
This long weekend course will introduce you to Fast Cob! At a relaxed pace, we’ll learn and practice mixing and building with our Fast Cob technique. Then we’ll learn two different natural plasters and whitewash it all with a lime-based natural paint. We’ll even spice it up with natural pigments.
In between hands-on Fast Cob! sessions, we’ll touch on foundations, electrical, plumbing, upper floors, roofs, and general design. You can’t get everything you need to go off and start building on your own in this short course, but it will start you off on the right foot. You will feel empowered and if you’re keen, you could go off and build a small shed right away…and who knows where that will lead you!