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10-Day Natural Building Techniques

September 21, 2024 ∞ 5:00 pm - October 1, 2024 ∞ 12:00 pm


This action-packed, hands-on/feet-on workshop is for adults and youth ages 12+ accompanied by parents who intend to build their own cob home! Test your grit during 10 days at Cob Hill Natural Building School, as Cat Taylor teaches the techniques and skills from the foundation to the roofing system. We will learn about various building styles: cob; bale cob; palletable cob. We will also cover many other natural building concepts like: site placement and preparation; dig a rubble trench; stack a stone stem wall; tamp subfloors; set windows; build up our walls and of course cob, cob, cob!

Hands on experience covering

soil testing

foundations dig a rubble trench pier and beam s

tack a stone stem wall (dry stacking)

cob building

bale cob

palletable cob

timber framing

windows and doors

roof designs

living roofs

roof sheathing

tree felling

log peeling

log milling (saw mill)

Shou Sugi Ban(Japanese art of waterproofing wood)

Primitive tent camping sites are available near the build including access to hot showers, plus 3 plant-based meals a day are included in your tuition! You will need to bring your own camping gear. (See FAQ section of naturalbuildingorg.com) Prospective attendees, please be advised that we are unable to accommodate guests, unregistered children under 12 or pets on site for the duration of the workshop; however, there are nearby lodging options available for them including Daingerfield State Park, as well as two boarding options within 30 minutes of Cob Hill.

$1165 tuition includes a $200 non-refundable deposit to secure your spot. Only if NaturalBuildingOrg has to cancel the workshop for some unforeseen reason will this deposit be refundable. Save $100 automatically if your registration includes two or more people. Active duty military personnel and honorably discharged veterans with valid ID or DD214 receive 20% off, and eligible Cob Hill Lifetime of Learning (L.o.L.) contact us for a discount code before booking.


September 21, 2024 ∞ 5:00 pm
October 1, 2024 ∞ 12:00 pm


Cob hill natural building school
hughes springs, TX 75656 United States + Google Map