Ceremonial Cob Roundhouse at “Closer to Fine” Goat Farm in central California (Corralitos)
July 21, 2024 ∞ 2:00 pm - August 25, 2024 ∞ 2:00 pm$2500 – $2700
We will be building a 14m2/150ft2 cob ceremonial roundhouse for the farm where elders and other community members will perform rituals and spiritual work for healing and repairing the wounds and trauma sustained by individuals, communities, animals, vegetation and the Earth. We especially invite non-White students who are curious or already interested and passionate about earthen construction to come learn the art and technique of cob building with CCG this summer. We want a workshop that feels comfortable for non-white students, and in which white students are not the majority. CCG has taught in many countries of the world and our mission is to create access to everyone interested. So please apply.
The reciprocal roof we build in all of our workshops is the strongest roof there is due to its interlocking spiral structure. In addition it represents the horizontal social structure favored in indigenous societies for council circles and other gatherings.
Students in this Advanced Cobber Certification training will, as always, learn all the steps to building a complete cob building from scratch: digging the trench and building a stone foundation and pouring the floor in week 1, building the monolithic cob wall with all its detailed insertions in weeks 2 & 3, sculpting the wall in week 3, plastering in week 4, building the completed roof in weeks 4 & 5 and finishing the wall and the second floor coat at the end of week 5.
For the rest of the details for this workshop and to register please visit our website event page: