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All the Basics of Building…the Fast Cob Way!

June 15, 2023 ∞ 3:30 pm - June 19, 2023 ∞ 11:00 am

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An event every day that begins at 3:30 pm, repeating indefinitely


We are continuing our 17 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 up to 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;
Plumbing and Electrical: you’ll see 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 cobbing.  Two morning, hands-on learning sessions sandwich a hearty snack break,  A hot, hearty lunch (with another Q&A session) precede two afternoon sessions to make sure we have the strength and stamina to absorb all the learning we can.  After an hour break to clean-up, a hot 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.

Please note that this workshop is now full.


June 15, 2023 ∞ 3:30 pm
June 19, 2023 ∞ 11:00 am
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Lasqueti Island
1 Beautiful Bicycle Lane
Lasqueti Island, BC V0R 2J0 Canada
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Dave Olsen
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