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28-day Complete Cob (Foundations, Walls, Floor & Roof) Guest House in Taylor, Texas (near Austin)


October 8, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - November 5, 2017 @ 10:00 am Contact

Project & Location

Make sure you attend this full cob building workshop, the only one we are teaching this year!  In the ideal Texan building season we will come together for one month (weekends will be free) to learn how to build a cob structure from foundation to roof, in lectures and hands-on work.   We will also enjoy extra activities like yoga, chi gong, massage and local outings led by our hostess Jessica and her Austin-based Green Community.  As usual our workshop will be a great interpersonal and intercultural exchange experience as well as an intensive learning and working time.  We will grow into a close bonded family like the cob walls we will build and design together.  Each Cob Workshop also always offers a personal transformation experience as an unexpected bonus:)

The first week we will build the foundation with one or more professional masons co-leading the Course.  Weeks 2 & 3 we will build the cob walls and all that goes in them: windows, door(s), shelves, niches, sculptures, decor, electricity, plumbing, plaster.  Week 4 we will build a green roof led by a professional.  The floor and plaster work will happen throughout all four weeks.  All students who complete the workshop will receive an Advanced Cob Certificate of Completion and will be eligible to assist in other workshops.  Please see Student Menu for more information.

The site is a private homestead in Taylor, Texas, only 40 miles northeast of Austin, Texas.  Our hostessJess’s parents, Susie and Jesse own the land and have provided space for her to build herself a guesthouse.  Jess was raised and lives in Austin Texas. She has had a mind for sustainability since she was a child when her parents would take her to volunteer picking up trash with Keep Austin Beautiful. She majored in Environmental Geoscience at Texas A&M and worked as a biologist in the offshore fishing industry and on seismic vessels for 3 years. Now she works as an environmental consultant. Jess fell in love with Cob and Permaculture in college and has dreamt of building her own house ever since. Her ultimate goal is to create an Eco-Hostel, where people can stay and learn about living sustainably. Her hobbies include rock climbing, building, camping, and activism.

Early Bird (July 1) and Late Early Bird (September 1) Rates Apply! Register now with a 50% nonrefundable deposit!


October 8, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
November 5, 2017 @ 10:00 am
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Jess’ Farm
651 CR 445, Taylor, TX 76574 United States
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Whatsapp +1 831 212-7225