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All the Basics of Building…the Fast Cob Way!

July 11, 2024 ∞ 3:30 pm - July 15, 2024 ∞ 11:00 am


We are continuing our 18 year tradition of hosting Fast Cob Natural Building Workshops…with our All-the-Basics-of-Building Fast Cob Workshop.

Every All-the-Basics-of-Building Fast Cob Workshop includes:
Natural Building Design: working with nature to make long lasting, beautiful structures;
Fast Cob: how to mix it and build with it, including windows and doors…it is now at least 30x faster than “traditional” cob;
Foundations: how we stack rocks to keep our buildings solid and safe;
Roofs: we’ll show you various options and simple, elegant designs (we are also offering a Roofing Workshop for Fast Cobbers!);
Plumbing and Electrical: you’ll see just how easy it is with Fast Cob!


Our Workshops begin on a Thursday evening with a welcoming dinner and end with a Farewell breakfast on Monday before you depart on the 11 am ferry.

Food, Food, and more Homemade Organic Food!

Every workshop day, we start with a hot, hearty breakfast (with a Q&A), after which we start learning.  In the morning, two hands-on sessions sandwich a hearty snack break.  A hot, hearty lunch (with another Q&A session),  to make sure we have the strength and stamina to absorb all the learning we can, precede a longer afternoon session.  After an hour break to clean-up, a hot gourmet dinner accompanies a daily recap on lessons learned and sets the stage for an evening discussion among ourselves or with an invited guest from the Community.

Please visit our workshop page for all the details and to fill in our online application.  Although not required, this course is best taken after completing the Focus-on-Finishing workshop in May.

We also offer discounts to those who register in pairs or who take multiple workshops with us.



July 11, 2024 ∞ 3:30 pm
July 15, 2024 ∞ 11:00 am


Lasqueti Island
1 Beautiful Bicycle Lane
Lasqueti Island, BC V0R 2J0 Canada
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Dave Olsen
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