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Focusing on Natural Building Finishing…the Fast Cob Way!

May 16, 2024 ∞ 3:30 pm - May 20, 2024 ∞ 11:00 am

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


We are continuing our 18 year tradition of hosting Fast Cob Natural Building Workshops…and it begins with this Finishing Workshop.

Together, we’ll learn…

  • “first layer” of plastering (which nobody else has done and helps make our building technique even easier and faster…at least 30X faster than any other offered!),
  • the gorgeous finish layer with two different aggregates (sand and lime),
  • how to make and use natural pigment paints (a DIY recipe), and
  • make and use lime-wash
  • plus, we’ll pour a small cob floor!

We’ve made finishing not only gorgeous, but very easy.  Just like our Fast Cob building technique.

Our lime plaster is perfect for areas subjected to water spray (like showers and around sinks).  The sand plaster is limit-less in its applications and dirt cheap.

Our natural paints are completely non-toxic at every stage and as vibrant as any other paint, ranging from bright white, to yellows, oranges, reds, greens, blue, purple and black.  All from our Mother Earth.

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 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.  This course will prepare you to excel in our All-the-Basics Fast Cob Workshop in July.  We also offer discounts to those who register in pairs or who take multiple workshops with us.


May 16, 2024 ∞ 3:30 pm
May 20, 2024 ∞ 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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