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Fast Cob! A revolution in Natural Building…

August 24, 2019 ∞ 3:30 pm - August 31, 2019 ∞ 11:00 am


All of our Natural Building Workshops are led and facilitated by the builder of a 900 sq.ft. split level Cob Home.  This home was built in 5 months during 2016.  About 80% of it was built by one person – your workshop instructor – on his own.  He had help putting up the floor and roofing beams as well as the giant windows and skylights, but 90% of the cobbing was done alone.  That’s the power of this technique that we call Fast Cob!

Compare that to his first building, built with the traditional West Coast Cob technique: a 64 sq.ft. utility shed that needed 28 people and 2 building seasons to complete.

Covering all the Basics: At a relaxed pace, we’ll learn and practice mixing and building with Fast Cob!  As the week progresses, you’ll gain the skills and inspiration to build your own structures.  This year, I’m planning to show you how fast this technique is by starting and completing a 100+ sq.ft. wood shed – with a loft – in just 6 days!  Last year, a workshop of 4 people built a 12′ high by 8′ wide wall…and that was only half of what we accomplished.

In between hands-on Fast Cob! sessions, we’ll look at foundations, electrical, plumbing, upper floors, roofs, and general design.  You get everything you need to go off and start building on your own because we design every workshop around you and your needs!


August 24, 2019 ∞ 3:30 pm
August 31, 2019 ∞ 11:00 am
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Lasqueti Island
1 Beautiful Bicycle Lane
Lasqueti Island, BC V0R 2J0 Canada


Dave Olsen
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