Southern Colorado Complete Cob Workshop near Trinidad$2000
July 1 @ 8:00 pm - July 29 @ 8:00 pm Contact
Project & Location
The Colorado Complete Cob Workshop will be held on 40 acres of scrub pine, rocky terrain wilderness in Boncarbo (Las Animas County) near Trinidad, Colorado in the southeastern part of the state near the New Mexico border. It is part of the Sangre de Cristo mountain range and has an altitude of 7,500 feet creating a wonderful summer climate perfect for building a cob project. The land belonged to Jen’s parents and here she will be starting a new life manifesting her dream to create an Eco-Art-Spiritual Retreat Center after many years working as an artist and teacher in Maryland among many other interesting pursuits. With her friend Jacquelyn they will be preparing the site to host the workshop for 10-15 students with comfortable camping spots, compost toilets, solar showers, shade, a fire circle and a big kitchen! The Cob Art Studio will be the first permanent structure on the land. There will be an opportunity for students to stay on after the workshop and continue building more structures in exchange for room and board and pay, to be determined and agreed upon by Jen and Jacquelyn.
We will spend an amazing and intensive month together learning everything about cob building from soil testing to finishing the roof, plasters and floor and balance the physical work with relaxing yin yoga in the afternoon and music/dance/fire circles in the evenings. Everyone will be welcome to contribute their personal passions to make this interchange of knowledge and skills a memorable life-transforming experience. Weekends will be free to visit the amazing Nature surrounding Trinidad including Colorado Springs, Pagosa Hot Springs, Mesa Verde National Park, Taos, Santa Fe, and The closesgoing backpacking, camping, hiking, mountain biking, etc….